After yesterday’s tortuous hearing with Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the latter’s future just took a huge step forward.
Yesterday’s testimony was, in many ways, unnecessary. We learned nothing new, other than Ford changed her story multiple times. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Changes Story During Testimony.)
With a dearth of evidence confirming Ford’s testimony, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving forward.
The Senate Judiciary Committee just voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh! The vote was done along party lines, with 11 Republicans voting in the affirmative and all 10 Democrats voting no or abstaining.
Senate Judiciary advances Kavanaugh’s nomination to full Senate, Flake votes “aye” with the understanding that a floor vote could be delayed no more than a week in order to let the FBI do an investigation that is “limited in time and scope.”
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) September 28, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination will he sent to the floor, 11-10, approved on a party-line vote. Flake calls for a one-week delay of an FBI probe
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) September 28, 2018
That was a close call. Just hours before the vote, Senator Jeff Flake confirmed that he would be voting to confirm Kavanaugh on the Committee. He was questionable beforehand. And just before the vote, there were rumors he may flip under pressure from Democrats. But he stuck by his guns and voted to confirm.
Flake has, however, demanded an FBI investigation before the floor vote.
.@JeffFlake: “I think it would be proper to delay the floor vote for up to but not more than one week, in order to let the FBI do an investigation, limited in time and scope to the current allegations that are there.” https://t.co/FVPyEJhAJf pic.twitter.com/GZbxe2MPWb
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 28, 2018
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This vote, while important, is largely symbolic. It’s not necessary to ultimately confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could always call a general floor vote. That’s the vote that matters. Still, getting the confirmation of the Senate Judiciary Committee is helpful for Kavanaugh’s reputation.
If you remember, after the allegations leveled by Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas was not confirmed by the Senate Judiciary Committee. He was still confirmed to the Supreme Court in the end.
This fight is far from over. The general vote is where the fight matters. There are still two wild cards: senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins. They are both moderate senators who try to appease their female constituency. Everything depends on them.
Mitch McConnell is likely to hold a vote as soon as possible, likely early next week. And even if Kavanaugh is ultimately confirmed, Democrats are threatening to impeach him. (RELATED: Democrats Sensing Defeat – We Will Impeach Kavanaugh.)
In many ways, the fight is just beginning.
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This miserable, embarrassing, and despicable affair is not about Kavanaugh, but about the Democrats sensing that their entire agenda will be threatened by changing the balance of the SCOTUS in favor of originalist rulings. It wouldn’t matter who Trump nominated if that person was an originalist. For one thing, he’s Trump and can’t do anything right as far as the Left is concerned, but any originalist would threaten the only remaining way the Left has of getting their agenda passed. So, they have resorted to the politics of personal destruction in order to block that existential threat. That’s all this whole dreary mess is really about.
VOTE RED NOV 2018 RED RED…IF
it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place. CLAPPER’S OWN CONFESSION
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After 36 years…..Does the statute of limitation no longer exists ??? Strange, when people get nominated for a high function, all this happens ! Is it the Democratic party’s revenge pour the Clinton/Lewinsky affair ??? As a woman and lawyer (although retired) I am horrified !
Kavanaugh’s wife and daughters are the real victims of abuse. Ford seems to have lived quite a normal life despite what she says happened to her 36 years ago. In the meantime a woman and two girls are being sent to hell by the me too gang. I hope that the FBI investigate all angles of these allegations, including Ford’s motives for waiting 36 years and only when Federal judge Kavanaugh was about to be appointed to the Supreme court.
The executions of all the traitors in government must begin…
What we’ve heard is the most horrid, scurrilous — no words can describe it — ever! and in the senate, no less! Kavanaugh is permanently scarred along with his family. Ford has no govt position, and while she is also in mental pain, hers will subside as she vanishes from the public eye. But not so with Kavanaugh. For every decision he makes he is subject to being attacked. The whole world is watching America descend to the dumps..
This “so called” congressional hearing has to be the most egregious, insipid, wasteful display ever in the history of the US senate, particularly the thinly veiled attempts of the democrat party to block, disparage, degrade, and violently attack the integrity and morality of the Supreme Court nominee. TERM LIMITS is the solution to drain the swamp in DC.
Will the FBI arrest those who created and funded this farce?
If democrats follow their typical M O expect two more accusers to come out ( Just as bogus as the others of course) but that is the dem’s M O .
Limbaugh was wrong about the DNC activist appearing before the Committee it remains to be seen if he is wrong about the DNC planning to impeach Kavanaugh knowing they would lose this phase based on slander and bad evidence, not only bad but almost criminal. The question is how deep into the DNC is the FBI?
It appears something happened to her but who, when ,and where? I’m amazed that people have said they believe her or they believe him before they even testified. Yet again, how many people have we wrongly convicted, even sent to death perhaps because of word alone. I listened to both and then had a better understanding of the situation. I am puzzled that she showed no reaction to the fact that everyone she said was there deny it. She lied about flying. No one asked her why. I do think she was nervous but she couldn’t keep her thoughts together, had to look for answers to answer questions. Was it Blumenthal who said “you lie about one thing you lie about it all? A doctorate degreed person who can’t figure out who to contact or how. What about the psychology degree? Did that affect her testimony in what she believes happened by Judge Kavanaugh? Just a few of the things I question. I see them both as victims of the Democratic party.
Obviously you’re a bit premature. Another 1 week delay before the confirmation of Kavanaugh. Of course another week for some Dem zealot to come up with another accuser. This is government at its finest, delay and disaffirm.
“One small step for Man . . . One Great Leap For Mankind ” (AND WOMEN . . . !)
Semper Fi . . . !
No, it should be written; “one small step forward for the republicans and one whiney, whimpering, childish display of poor etiquette, lousy social skills, and fiendish inhuman attacks on the nominee, Kavanaugh. I predict violence and chaos in the streets of the inner cities after Kavanaugh is confirmed by the majority senate.
Those pesky little (and I do mean little) democrats just can’t stand losing.They know that if Kavanaugh is elected to the SCOTUS,their little plan to hijack the Constitution is over and Soros’ plan has failed.
Her story has more holes than a truckload of Swiss Cheese… the FBI already declined to look at her story. Because, it’s just that, a STORY. No date, no location, no explanation for how she got there, got home, Every single person she identified as being there refutes that Kavanaugh was even there, much less did something to her. The “lie detector” test she took was 2 questions not following any protocols… she’ll flunk a real test by the FBI… and that will be the end of her.
I still find it odd that Ford told her therapist that all 4 boys had become very powerful men in D.C. She can name 3 but conveniently can’t remember the 4th’s name or where he lived – where this supposed party took place. Well she knows they have ALL become very powerful men in D.C. would she not be able to pick the 4th out of a photo line up – high school year book? My theory is that the 4th is a very powerful Democrat – which is a huge problem for the left wing loons – do they identify him and throw him under the bus right before the mid terms? Or does he appear and say this never happened – either way it is a lose – lose situation for the left wing loons.
The Committee did NOT vote to confirm Kavanaugh! They simply voted to move the process to the entire Senate to vote on, contingent on a maximum of a week’s delay so the FBI could have time to investigate the other allegations about Judge Kavanaugh. It’s just another delaying tactic by the left. Jeff Flake had previously announced that he would vote for the Kavanaugh confirmation vote to move to the whole Senate, but then backed off, when he was confronted by several of the Dems. He caved to the Dems.
Flake wanted a contigency but they did NOT agree to it. I think they have enough votes….i.e. Manchin.
I want them to MOVE, Ms. Ford is a Democratic Operative along with her lawyer and this charge against the Judge is contrived!!!! As soon as she heard the Judge was on the short list for the SC she started moving with her charge. No proof, No answers simply because she cannot remember.