It’s over for Democrats. Despite all the vilification and smears against the character of Brett Kavanaugh, he’s set to be confirmed as the next justice to the Supreme Court of the United States. There was some concern that a select group of RINOish Republicans could derail Kavanaugh’s confirmation specifically Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and Jeff Flake. There are currently 51 Republicans in the Senate right now, so the GOP could only afford to lose one of them (or two if Democrat Joe Manchin votes for Kavanaugh, which is likely since Manchin is up for reelection and the state overwhelmingly voted for President Trump in 2016).
All those concerns have since been alleviated. Democrats got the FBI investigation they wanted (and then immediately began to shift the goal post to hedge against the inevitable conclusion that Kavanaugh’s accusers are not credible). And the FBI’s report, while only available to 100 Senators, reportedly does exonerate Kavanaugh, finding no evidence to substantiate the claims of his accusers.
This morning I received an extensive and detailed committee staff briefing on the FBI background investigation of Judge Kavanaugh. There is still no contemporaneous evidence that corroborates these allegations. I look forward to reading the complete report later today.
— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) October 4, 2018
Even crazed Senator Mazie Hirono can’t deny that the FBI report refutes the narrative she and other Democrats have been pushing to delay Kavanaugh’s nomination indefinitely.
HIRONO deflects when asked point-blank about whether FBI report contains any corroborating evidence against Kavanaugh: “This is not a comprehensive FBI investigation on which we can draw conclusions.”
— Nate Madden (@NateMaddenCRTV) October 4, 2018
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah offered up the White House’s statement on the FBI investigation, summarizing just how extensive this particular confirmation has been.
“The White House has received the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s supplemental background investigation into Judge Kavanaugh, and it is being transmitted to the Senate. With Leader McConnell’s cloture filing, Senators have been given ample time to review this seventh background investigation. This is the last addition to the most comprehensive review of a Supreme Court nominee in history, which includes extensive hearings, multiple committee interviews, over 1,200 questions for the record and over a half million pages of documents. With this additional information, the White House is fully confident the Senate will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.”
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According to the Washington Examiner, “wavering GOP senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins signaled they could be prepared to back [Kavanaugh] after reading the FBI report into sexual assault allegations. Flake, whose about face on Kavanaugh triggered the supplemental FBI report, said there was ‘no additional corroborating information’ in the report, while Collins said: ‘It appears to be a very thorough investigation.'”
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin did describe the Kavanaugh hearings as a “circus.” He also indicated that he’s looking at Kavanaugh “as a person in a community, how he interacts with his community.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 3, 2018
According to PredictIt, there’s now greater than a 90% chance Kavanaugh will be confirmed.
As for the number of votes he’ll receive, there’s an equal probability he’ll receive 54 votes as 51. Most are betting he’ll be confirmed with 53.
At long last, this latest circus from the Democrats and the media is over.
And what did they get for it? A whole lot of nothing, while revealing their true colors in the process.
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