Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was scheduled to receive a vote this morning in the Senate Judiciary Committee. But, anticipating more progressive obstructionism, Chairman Charles Grassley took the unusual step of delaying the vote himself.
Senate rules allow any member of the committee to delay a vote for one week. If Grassley did not do it, any of the committee’s ten liberals certainly would have. Even still, committee leftists spent an hour trying to shut down today’s meeting with motions to adjourn and threats of subpoenas.
But that is not the only example of unnecessary obstruction from the left.
After his hearings last week, Senate liberals submitted written questions to Judge Kavanaugh, which they are permitted to do in order to cover issues that did not come up in the hearings or to clarify issues that were discussed.
Incredibly, they demanded Kavanaugh answer 1,278 questions. That’s more questions than the number demanded of every previous Supreme Court nominee in the past 75 years combined!
First, hundreds of protestors were arrested for attempting to disrupt the hearings.
Then they tried to ambush the nominee.
Next, they smeared him with out of context quotes and deliberately tried to break Senate rules by releasing confidential material.
Progressives also falsely accused a Hispanic Jewish woman who once clerked for Kavanaugh of being a white supremacist!
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Now they are attempting to intimidate Senator Susan Collins of Maine. Yesterday, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) called on Minority Leader Charles Schumer to publicly denounce the vitriol from the left. Cornyn said:
“The increasingly aggressive behavior being employed by liberal activists and opponents of Judge Kavanaugh is extremely concerning. . . Senator Schumer’s continued silence sends a dangerous message to the Senate and country. It’s time for Senator Schumer to make clear where he stands and disavow the mob rule of the radical Left.”
But that’s not all. We may be on the verge of yet another desperation move by the left.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein confirmed today that she received a letter from an individual who, in Feinstein’s words “declined to come forward or press the matter further.” The letter allegedly details some kind of misconduct by Judge Kavanaugh.
Reports indicate that the author of the letter is relaying second-hand information, which probably explains why they didn’t want to come forward. Nevertheless, Feinstein has now referred this letter to the FBI.
Some media outlets are reporting that the letter alleges something happened between Kavanaugh and a woman — brace yourself — when they were in high school. That would be in the early 1980s.
We will keep you posted.
LifeNews.com Note: Gary Bauer is the president of American Values, a national pro-family organization and is the former president of the Family Research Council. Bauer ran for the Republican nomination for president and appears frequently on radio and television programs.