Democrats stepped in it and are about to suffer a humiliating defeat
Democrats attempted a last-ditch effort to derail Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
No one had seen anything like it before.
But they just stepped in it and are about to suffer a humiliating defeat.
Democrats know they are going to lose the fight over confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Thanks to Harry Reid, Republicans only need a simple majority to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
So at the start of his confirmation hearings Democrats turned the proceedings into a circus.
Led by Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), Democrats began interrupting Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) as soon as he began his opening remarks.
They raged over receiving 42,000 pages of documents the night before the hearing.
The outrage was also very phony.
Harris – and other Democrats on the committee like Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) – pledged to vote against Kavanaugh right after Trump announced his nomination.
There is nothing in the documents that would have changed that fact.
It was a farce, but it turned the hearing into a political spectacle.
Protesters jeered Kavanaugh.
The volley of Democratic interjections began after Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) attempted to open the high-stakes four-day hearing. Grassley attempted to speak over Democrats even as they sought a vote on a motion to adjourn the hearing, acknowledging that “maybe it’s not going exactly the way the minority would like it to go.”
One after another, Democrats repeatedly intervened in the opening minutes, breaking into their protests to allow Kavanaugh to speak before resuming their push to stop the process until they can examine more records. More than 42,000 pages of documents were released late Monday night on a “committee confidential” basis, preventing their public release and likely stopping Democrats from citing them during the hearing.
After repeated interruptions from anti-Kavanaugh demonstrators who were escorted from the hearing room by police, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) suggested that Democrats would be held in “contempt of court” — drawing quick pushback from Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) — and likened the moment to “mob rule.”
Things got so bad Kavanaugh’s two young daughters had to be led out of the hearing with an escort.
Democrats know they are going to lose so they have to crank up the anger and lunacy to 11 to show their base they fought with everything they had.