Liberal Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, a key swing vote in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process, has indicated she has confidence in the FBI’s investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against the nominee.
Her comments could reveal a penchant to vote yes on Kavanaugh when the FBI report ultimately – as I assume -turns up nothing new in their current – and seventh – background check on the judge.
After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated a vote on Kavanaugh could come this week, Murkowski said she’d take a “wait and see” approach to the investigation.
With the probe being wrapped up in relatively short order and the FBI having a thorough history of conducting background checks on Kavanaugh and finding nothing, Murkowski expects them to produce a similar in-depth effort.
When asked if the FBI should investigate Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s antics in college, key Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski says: “I think the FBI is doing what we’ve tasked the FBI to do. That’s all I can ask for” pic.twitter.com/2H6OPEy5NI
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 2, 2018
That’s all anybody can really ask for. Unlike Democrats who will continue to stall, to lower the bar on expectations, and continue to find new reasons to oppose Kavanaugh and move the goal posts, Murkowski seems prepared to accept the FBI’s finding and move forward.
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Contrast that to two other GOP senators viewed as swing votes in the confirmation process, who have made the rounds earlier today to apologize for President Trump’s accurate criticisms and mockery of Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
Senator Susan Collins blasted the President as “just plain wrong” for mocking Ford, whose testimony is riddled with more holes than a screen door.
Sen. Susan Collins, a key GOP swing vote, on President Trump mocking Kavanuagh accuser Christine Blasey Ford: “The President’s comments were just plain wrong” pic.twitter.com/dxMloIh25Q
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 3, 2018
Then there was the ever-meek and mild Flake, flustered over the President’s willingness to call a dishonest accuser out for being a dishonest accuser.
— STOP THE INDOCTRINATION IN SCHOOLS AND MEDIA (@6549lmartin) October 3, 2018
“There’s no time and no place for remarks like that. To discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right. It’s just not right,” Flake moaned. “It’s kind of appalling.”
What’s actually kind of appalling is the fact that spineless Republicans are not only unwilling to criticize people who have falsely accused Kavanaugh and upended his life and career, but that they feel the need to apologize for somebody who does actually have a spine.
The media baits them into those apologies. And the spineless Republicans go along with it, apparently under the belief that the media or the left will ever consider them respectable or above reproach. Here’s a fact: Trump was elected specifically because so many voters are tired of wimpy Republicans who surrender everything, all the time.
Grow a set, Mr. Flake. Grow a spine, Ms. Collins. Take Murkowski’s path, accept the FBI’s report, vote yes, and then you can move on to the next phase of helping the opposition party obstruct your President.
We wouldn’t expect anything less.
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