A Judiciary Committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is still pending, but key votes such as Republican Sen. Jeff Flake have already been decided. Flake has said he’ll vote to confirm Kavanaugh because “our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating evidence.”
Meanwhile, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes joins Dems on the committee in trying to get everybody to believe it’s the end of America as we know it:
Anyway, a legitimacy crisis is unfolding before us and it's only a question of when the cataclysmic moment comes when no one can deny it anymore.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 28, 2018
Speaking of a “cataclysmic moment,” from the look of how the Dems are acting inside and outside the Judiciary Committee hearing room, it would appear they’re already experiencing one.
Legitimately elected Republicans confirming a legitimately appointed SCOTUS nominee is a "legitimacy crisis" https://t.co/bxg7aoH00y
— Very Stable Raybs (@RayburnThompson) September 28, 2018
Everything’s proceeding according to the constitutional process, and that’s “illegitimate” to some.
Chris, have you noticed that you guys only worry about "legitimacy" when you aren't in power? It's weird, isn't it, that only Republican presidents and Supreme Court nominees are illegitimate. Must just be a coincidence, I guess. https://t.co/R8ClqIBHOu
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 28, 2018
There’s no denying that if the Dems win back Congress and the White House eventually the “legitimacy crisis” will magically disappear.