Amid numerous calls by Democrats to pause the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell remains steadfast that the process will continue as originally scheduled.
— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) August 23, 2018
To the dismay of many Democrats, “He’ll be confirmed sometime before the first Monday in October” sounds pretty definitive.
McConnell’s silence is deafening. And his spinelessness is breathtaking.
— Touré (@Toure) August 23, 2018
Could someone please alert Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
ACES! Dianne Feinstein threatens that history WILL NOT look kindly on Kavanaugh, TRIPS over her Chinese spy https://t.co/QH7CQ4dm3y
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 23, 2018
And Sen. Kamala Harris.
"Our republic is very much in the balance": SPARE us, Kamala Harris; We all know you want to be president https://t.co/Z2XyBUg2iN
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 22, 2018
Wasting ZERO time, Chris Hayes makes the Manafort and Cohen news about what the Left REALLY wants to stop https://t.co/VYoSs2XyBa
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 21, 2018
And a bunch of other whiny Democrats.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 23, 2018
I will not take a meeting with Brett Kavanaugh. He has been nominated by someone implicated, and all but named as a co-conspirator, in federal crimes.
His nomination is tainted and should be considered illegitimate.
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) August 22, 2018
Alabama’s @SenDougJones calls for Kavanaugh confirmation process to hold off at least until October, when the National Archives will produce documents, so his full WH record is available for review, in light of yesterday’s “bombshell” convictions. https://t.co/vMxy7PxCvo
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) August 22, 2018
Given the expediency with which Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the court last year, one would have to imagine that seating Kavanaugh before October would be a big plus for Republicans, particularly senators, in the November midterm elections.
Which is exactly why Democrats want to stop it from taking place.