After moving through the Senate Judiciary Committee, now pending a week-long FBI investigation, the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court will be voted on this week per the comments of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). During a Senate floor speech on Monday, McConnell said that “the time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close. Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination is out of committee. We’re considering it here on the floor and…we’ll be voting this week,” according to The Hill.
Republican senators have not designated a specific time to vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation, arguing that the FBI could wrap up its work before the Friday deadline. Therefore, the presumed plan is for the majority leader to file for cloture on Friday, setting up an initial vote on ending debate as early as Sunday.
As Republicans hold a one-member majority in the upper chamber, they can only afford to lose one member, causing Vice President Mike Pence to break the tie vote. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) remain undecided on Kavanaugh.
Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a occasional harsh critic of President Trump, was the member of the committee that called for an FBI investigation during last week’s meeting before the vote to send the nominee out of committee to a full floor vote. Though, this comes as Flake has reiterated that he supports Judge Kavanaugh.
Nevertheless, this entire “sham,” as Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) calls it, is not about Kavanaugh, it never was. This is why there were people in the streets of Washington, D.C., holding signs with blank spaces on them before President Trump announced his nominee to the Supreme Court months ago. If anyone other than Kavanaugh – aside from Merrick Garland – were nominated, the protesters and the dissenters in the streets and in the Senate would have written another name into the blank to fill the slogan “STOP _______.”
Even if Judge Kavanaugh is fully confirmed, there are already plans in the works to try and impeach him.
Why? Because of the hatred of President Trump from Democrats.
Senator Flake said last week, “The reason I supported an FBI investigation is it’s good for everybody. We need more information, not less.” We, however, do not have a shortage of information. If anything, we have a surplus of information – more than we ever asked for. Judge Kavanaugh has been asked – in both written and verbal – more questions than any other Supreme court nominee in history, combined.
Testifying in the front of the Senate was not being used to gather more information – it was to get Kavanaugh to slip up and commit perjury.
Though, didn’t the #MeToo movement give women courage to seek judgement for their assaulters? Yes, of course it did. The world is a better place when evil actions are punished. However, it’s gone past that.
Social movements are now being used for political profiteering. Pepsi using Black Lives Matter to sell drinks. Nike using Colin Kaepernick to sell shoes. Rolling Stone using UVA to sell magazines and perpetuate a preconceived narrative. Now, Democrats are politically profiteering off of the #MeToo movement to further satisfy their lust for power.
All of this is being done to tear down a party and a presidency that doesn’t agree with them.
For those who think a vote on the Kavanaugh confirmation will end the madness, brace yourselves, it’ll happen to someone else.