The confirmation hearing for SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin early next month, but one Democrat senator isn’t even bothering to meet with him:
I have cancelled my meeting with Judge Kavanaugh. @realDonaldTrump, who is an unindicted co-conspirator in a criminal matter, does not deserve the courtesy of a meeting with his nominee—purposely selected to protect, as we say in Hawaii, his own okole.
— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) August 22, 2018
“Okole,” according to a quick Google search, means “buttocks” https://t.co/TPuogcrKAE
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) August 22, 2018
It’s come to this!
The nominee in question has not been accused or connected to any wrongdoing. There is no obligation for you to meet with Kavanaugh, but this is a much bigger reflection on you than the nominee. https://t.co/A9yTBk3dJQ
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) August 22, 2018
Because prior to yesterday, you might have possibly voted – Yes? Give it a rest Senator. You were never voting for Kavanaugh. Textbook case of a blatant political stunt. https://t.co/d3cKpm2Kqf
— Ford O'Connell (@FordOConnell) August 22, 2018
All of this is grandstanding.
Kavanaugh will be confirmed. https://t.co/qu9mbxYYYh
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) August 22, 2018
Meanwhile, the Resistance is cheering Hirono wildly:
Thank You! https://t.co/h0GdXzBY91
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 22, 2018
YES THIS ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ https://t.co/06GTIAMQBp
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) August 22, 2018
Thank you for your leadership Senator Hirono. https://t.co/0lkq7ZPROD
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) August 22, 2018
Democrats: If you can't get yourself to this point this morning, please leave the party. We need fighters. https://t.co/8QH5kl7tU2
— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) August 22, 2018
This is leadership. It's time for us to stand up and say enough is enough. This nomination CANNOT move forward. https://t.co/JdqqIofSrp
— Leah indivisible.turbovote.org Greenberg (@Leahgreenb) August 22, 2018
More of this, please. https://t.co/DHdcr5hBWj
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) August 22, 2018
Yes!!!! Please call your senators and demand in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS that this happen. Even if they have to take legal action Mitch McConnell personally. https://t.co/k7qfYnlFXW
— Melissa Jo Peltier (@MelissaJPeltier) August 22, 2018
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) August 22, 2018
But unless something changes, what this all boils down to is that Kavanaugh will end up being confirmed while having never met with Sen. Mazie Hirono.