It's also worth remembering that "borking" didn't really start with Bork.
You can look all these people up if you wish, but the point is that there was borking before Bork.
to seek to obstruct a political appointment or selection; also, to attack a political opponent viciously
from the incident involving Robert Bork, US Supreme Court nominee in 1987
1987, "to discredit a candidate for some position by savaging his or her career and beliefs," from name of U.S. jurist Robert H. Bork (1927-2012), whose Supreme Court nomination in 1987 was rejected after an intense counter-campaign.
: close ranks to coordinate a huge preemptive bork
To mount an intense campaign against a political appointee; bushwhack: ''We're going to Bork him,'' proclaimed a feminist advocate
[late 1980s+; fr the experience of Judge Robert Bork, whose 1987 nomination to the Supreme Court was rejected by strong concerted opposition]