Brett Kavanaugh heard four words that will change his life forever

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation fight was the nastiest in American history.

Democrats did everything in their power to stop him.

But Brett Kavanaugh just heard the four words that will change his life forever.

In 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a vote on Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat.

McConnell said at the time that because the President and the Senate came from different parties the American people should decide that matter in the 2016 election.

Donald Trump won and Scalia’s seat was filled by Neil Gorsuch preserving the court’s 5-4 conservative majority.

Democrats seethed and accused Republicans of “stealing” a Supreme Court seat.

A local TV interviewer recently asked McConnell if he would confirm a Trump Supreme Court nominee if a seat opened up during the 2020 election.

McConnell answered that he would.

CNN reports:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday if a Supreme Court vacancy occurs during next year’s presidential election, he would work to confirm a nominee appointed by President Donald Trump.

That’s a move that is in sharp contrast to his decision to block President Barack Obama’s nominee to the high court following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016.

At the time, he cited the right of the voters in the presidential election to decide whether a Democrat or a Republican would fill that opening, a move that infuriated Democrats.

Speaking at a Paducah Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Kentucky, McConnell was asked by an attendee, “Should a Supreme Court justice die next year, what will your position be on filling that spot?”

The leader took a long sip of what appeared to be iced tea before announcing with a smile, “Oh, we’d fill it,” triggering loud laughter from the audience.

Despite the fake news lies, this is no reversal.

The dynamic in 2020 is completely different than in 2016.

Republicans control both the White House and the Senate so there is no political conflict for the votes to decide.

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46 Responses

  1. Dakota Erikson says:

    The 4 words: Get off of me!

  2. jean says:

    mich the bitch needs to be in jail for high treson.

  3. Garry says:

    What is the status of the Judicial Review of Kavanaugh by the Chief Justice for LYING to Congress.

    • Rebecca J Spicer says:

      Only lies going on in Congress is the House Democrats,they are evil, vindictive people, only care about power, they don’t give a S!!! about you or anyone, just their pocket books. Wake up, your brain has been washed enough, time for a towel to dry it.

  4. Margaret Khan says:

    A lot of what goes on in the courts is criminal behavior as a legacy of the Obama Administration. Innocent people like Schaeffer Cox were railroaded into prison and Obama holdovers left leading activist judges are keeping them there. We need to clean out the swamp. There are many criminal Rinos and Democrats that MUST be removed to restore the rule of law

  5. Vasu Murti says:

    Last month, Mitch McConnell forced a historic vote using the “nuclear option” to change Senate rules and allow himself and Trump to continue to pack the courts with more right-wing justices.

    Mitch McConnell bragged just a few weeks before that the “Republican Senate majority is confirming President Trump’s judicial nominees at a record-setting pace.” But since last month’s vote, Mitch McConnell has now been able to confirm them even faster by limiting debate to just two hours per nominee. And he’s wasted no time putting that new power to good use.

    This latest rule change is yet another way Mitch McConnell has been willing to break the Senate in order to pack the courts with right-wing judges…

    After President Obama took office, Mitch McConnell did everything he could to slow down the process of confirming Obama’s nominees, so that by the time Obama’s first year was over, there were over a hundred vacancies on the federal courts.

    In 2013, Mitch McConnell refused to confirm any judge Obama nominated to the DC Circuit Court – one of the most powerful and influential courts in the country. And in 2015, when Republicans took control of the Senate and Mitch McConnell became majority leader, he changed the rules so that judicial confirmations came to a screeching halt. Only 25% of President Obama’s nominees were confirmed after that – the lowest number since Harry Truman was in office.

    And then, Merrick Garland…

    Merrick Garland. No one will forget the day that Mitch McConnell told President Obama that he would refuse to allow him to fill that Supreme Court seat. Mitch McConnell gleefully calls it one of the “proudest moments” of his 34 years in the Senate.

    Article II of the U.S. Constitution states that the President “shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint judges of the Supreme Court.” Therefore, President Obama had an obligation to put forward a nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, and the Senate had an obligation to quickly consider that nominee.

    Chief Judge Garland was a nominee with impeccable qualifications. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Judge Garland served since 1997 on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. He previously clerked for Supreme Court Justice William Brennan and famed Judge Henry Friendly before serving as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice. During his time at the Department of Justice, Garland led the investigation and prosecution following the tragic bombing in Oklahoma City in 1995, which claimed the lives of 168 people. Chief Judge Garland has the disposition and the credentials to serve on the Court, and that he deserves a full review and hearing in the Judiciary Committee.

    Fourteen Supreme Court Justices have been confirmed in presidential election years, before the 2016 presidential election took place. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was confirmed in 1988 during the final year of President Ronald Reagan’s term. Justice Clarence Thomas was confirmed in October 1991, after the presidential election campaign had begun that year. In both instances, the Senate had a majority of Democratic members, but still moved to confirm them to the high court. In fact, not since the Civil War, in 1862, has the Senate taken longer than a year to confirm a replacement for a Supreme Court vacancy.

    In addition, an eight-member court creates the potential for deadlock in important cases, which will create uncertainty in the law. In 2004, Justice Scalia wrote about the dangers of an eight-member Court. He stated that in cases of a tie vote, the Court “will find itself unable to resolve the significant legal issue presented by the case.” That means the law and constitutional protections could differ in different parts of the country, denying the full system of justice guaranteed by our Constitution. In fact, the Supreme Court was already deadlocked in two cases since Justice Scalia passed away.

    They refused to meet with him nor give him a simple up or down vote!

    Prominent Republicans spoke favorably of Merrick Garland, a moderate. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said, “Obama could easily name Merrick Garland, who is a fine man.” Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said, “I have nothing against the nominee. Mr. Garland seems to be well qualified and would probably make a good judge.” Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) similarly said, “I would feel comfortable supporting him.” And Rep. David Jolly (R-Florida) said Republicans should act on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee in 2016. “I do think he should have a hearing and I would like to see a vote,” Jolly said. The Florida lawmaker also said if he were in the Senate, he would meet with Obama’s pick, Merrick Garland. “Of course,” he said.

    Jolly didn’t say he’d vote for Garland. He said he’d vote against him, and cited concerns with his judicial record on the Second Amendment and labor unions. Nonetheless, he said the Senate’s job is to give nominees hearings and votes, and they should be doing it with Garland’s nomination. “That’s actually the proper exercise of the Senate’s Article I authority,” he said.

    It might not sound like a bold statement, but Jolly’s comments came as several GOP senators refused to even sit down with Obama’s nominee. That’s because Republican leaders settled on a strategy of denying Garland any attention and punting the Supreme Court nomination until 2017, when Obama would be gone. Their hope was that a Republican would be in the White House by then and select a nominee more to their liking.

    Once Trump took office, Mitch McConnell began confirming his nominees like they were “on a conveyer belt.” When Neil Gorsuch was nominated instead of Merrick Garland, McConnell used the “nuclear option” to do away with the filibuster and ram him onto the court. And even after Brett Kavanaugh was credibly accused of sexual assault by multiple women, McConnell rammed him onto the Supreme Court as well, where he will now sit for decades to come.

    This latest move by Mitch McConnell to allow Republicans to push through more of Trump’s nominees is all part of Mitch McConnell’s strategy. When Democrats are in power, he does everything he can to block and obstruct. And when Republicans are in power, Mitch McConnell changes the rules back (and then some!) to pack the courts with right-wing justices for an entire generation.

    Mitch McConnell is willing to erode the very fabric of our democracy to get his way, and when future generations write the history of who broke Washington, it will be Mitch McConnell’s name staring up at them from the pages of their history books.

    In 2020, Mitch McConnell is up for reelection, and he’s already confirmed that he’s running for another Six year term. But America can’t afford another Six minutes of McConnell in the Senate, let alone another Six years.

    It’s the Republicans playing hardball and playing partisan games, not the Democrats!

    The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Ending Citizens United, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Giving Greater Visibility to Pro-Life Democrats, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.

    Democrats for Life of America, 10521 Judicial Drive, #200, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 424-6663

    • J. Burns says:

      Mr./ Ms Vasu – Democrats are so full of hot air and worse – egoists thinking you are so important that people will waste time reading your monologue of falsehoods.

      It took me about 2 seconds to know that you are simply a windbag.

  6. The Real Joe the Plumber says:

    Kavanaugh is a thug punk, booze is written all over his face. His wife is the parent, he is an egomaniac like Trump. You saw him in the hearing, lying, crying, accusing, yelling, alibiing, and you have an ounce of integrity you know that he does have the temperament to be any judge, let alone a Supreme Court Justice. Do you think he can be impartial? He is another Trump rubber and robber stamp. The GOP robbed Merrick Garland of one of those seats. At least Garland will see Trump in court in the NYC district

    • J. Burns says:

      “The Real Joe the Plumber”, You must be paid well by sad lefties for your juvenile plugs!

      You probably are desperate for their money. It sounds like you couldn’t be an honest plumber – judging by your chosen “handle”

  7. Archangel III says:

    Guess not!…

  8. Archangel III says:

    And then try to convince all the leftist libs that it is criminal. It’s not criminal… It’s called executive privilege especially for those who have already willingly testified. I honestly thought that those in Congress needed to actually know the Constitution before they were elected and accepted into our government… Consider Omar, Tlaib, Cortez and the rest.

  9. Archangel III says:

    Right RW… Nadler also has to understand that just because he’s the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee does not make him a judge, jury, or executioner. He cannot subpoena the president, presidential aides, members of congress or members of the presidents cabinet without a supreme court order. .. It’s right there in the constitution. I’m actually looking at it now, unless I was asleep at the wheel and something changed in the last 3 years. Who does Nadler think he is? What does he think he has the authority to do? Does he actuall believe that he can arrest any of them for not showing up for a subpoena? They say no and all Nadler can do is pout and cry about it… That’s it, and that’s all.

  10. Karen says:

    I pray that Mr. Trump wins this next go around… I’ll stand by him til the very end…. He will win.

    • KATHY says:

      i agree 100% trump will win in 2020. people are fed up with the demorats. especially shiff maxine waters ,shumer, nadlier and there dirty party. hope they all go down the drain,

  11. Robert Wilkinson says:

    Dem’s dream on…. You lost the election in 2016. Pay the consequences…. time to pay the fiddler, soooo…
    Let’s have ANOTHER conservatively inclined Justice on the Supreme Court of the land!!! Cram it
    up yours, Nadler!!! You are by far, the sorest of the ‘sore’ losers I have ever seen in my entire life!!! I can still see you and hear you calling out at the immediate left of Chairman Mitch McConnell, in an obvious panic attack: “Point of order!”, “Point of Order Mr. Chairman!” in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing…. And he told you clearly “There is no point of order.” The entire nation watched you make an ass out of yourself and the Democratic party, and in so doing, turn the hallowed halls of our Nation’s Capitol building into a zoo. GET OUT OF GOVERNMENT! You don’t belong you jackass jerk!

  12. Dennis says:

    I was a Dem for 40 years after seeing all the crap the dems have pulled for last two years I’m now a Republican for life

    • The Real M says:

      Dennis, Welcome home to the Republican party! We are so glad to have you, now please bring all your family and friends. We need everyone to help us save America!

      We have so much to do and so little time left to do it!

      • Dennis says:

        Thanks let’s just get Trump re-elected I don’t want any Dem trying to give me free stuff for my vote I work hard for what I have and now I’m working at a great job making pretty good money and I know it’s because of what Trump has done for the people that wants a job and not a hand out

    • Robert Wilkinson says:

      I failed to say that above Dennis… it made me change to a Republican immediately… what a ‘wake-up’ call, huh? I wonder really HOW BIG THE TRUMP LANDSLIDE VICTORY is going to be in 2020? Time will tell!!
      Build That WALL!!!!

      • Dennis says:

        it’s sad that the dems have to play so dirty I pray that we will win both houses and 4 more years of trump I also hope they put everyone that was involved in the Russian investigation hoax in jail and by the way I no longer watch CNN fake news I’m now a Fox News fan go Hannity

    • Robert Wilkinson says:

      I not only changed to Republican because I’m so enfuriated at the Democrats for what they have been doing; I made my very first political contributions in 2018 and 2019 to the RNC (Republican National Committee) at age 69 and now 70, totalling almost $100. Hey folks, now you know where you should send your hard-earned U.S. dollars to get the proper representation you want for the taxation you pay!!! Make a contribution to today!!! The Dem’s deserve to be referred to as ‘dead meat!” That’s what they tried to make out of Kavanaugh, but didn’t succeed… Vote for TRUMP in 2020!

      • William says:

        The dems have dug themselves a hole that they are going to have a hard time getting out of. Not only have them not accomplished anything, and spent $40,000,000 on so-called investigations, but they are on the wrong side of all the issues e.g. border security, economy, abortion. Wouldn’t you hate to be a democrat in 2020 when the silent majority is going to hand them a sound defeat???

      • J. Burns says:

        Robert Wilkinson – best wishes for a long life to a smart young man…

        Trump in 2020 and beyond. Yes, beyond to make up for the two + years that the fake news people and the ill informed liberals took away from President Donald J. Trump and the USA.

    • CrawfishFestival says:

      Good thinking, Dennis!

    • kathy says:

      good for you dennis. we need more and more republicans. trump will drain the swamp before 2020. and he will win.those deo s arerats. were payingther pay checks and they dont do nothing but slam president trump everyday.peolsi is a disgrace too.no respect for our president that we voted for and no respect of his office. there disgraceful. demorats move on and protect the country like your suppose to do instead of slamming trump.2020 trump

    • J. Burns says:

      Dennis – Congratulations. Better late than never. Welcome!

  13. Hal Lemoyne says:

    Should the Senate confirm a Trump Supreme Court nominee in an election year??

    Absolutely!!!

  14. Sharon Dye says:

    HAHAHA in your dreams. That is one of the reasons we vote Republican. I want to protect freedom of speech and religion. If you want to protect those two freedoms, you must never vote Democrat.

  15. If “Resist” is the name of the game now in Washington, then McConnell should resist Biden’s words of “not voting for a Supreme Court judge during an election year”…since Biden is flipping on that and other issues he voted on in his past! What’s good for the Goose is Good for the Gander!

  16. bill knrad says:

    As a true democrat, I believe that a Republican President should appoint only
    democratic leaning judges, it’s only fair/

    • Marlon says:

      HA HA !!!!

    • Tim says:

      Omg your thinking is so wrong America had enough of the democratic b’s
      Trump has a big mouth and acts terrible but look at all he has done for the American people
      Obama only thing accomplished was giving Iran millions of dollars and bleeding Americans dry.

      • J. Burns says:

        Tim, Agree with your post with the exception of your remark about Trump having a big mouth and acts terrible………President Trump does not beat around the bush. Thank God we don’t have a leader that speaks politically correct nonsense.

        It’s refreshing to know immediately what he means.

    • J. Burns says:

      bill knrad – Fat chance. Democrats, supporters of abortion, infanticide, etc. (murderers of helpless babies), do anything just to get votes from illegals.

      So you think it was only fair that your life was spared when so many human babies were and will be murdered/sacrificed for the likes of you. Think again!

  17. DonRS says:

    Get over it! The Republican’s had the power to block Obama’s liberal appointee and now have the power to approve Trump’s nominee. That’s the consequences of elections!

  18. Dan says:

    If it has the bonobo stench, it must be sterilized

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