Republicans got their way and confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, so now it is up to voters to vote them out of office.
Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer said before the vote:
So, my colleagues, my fellow Americans, what is the appropriate response? Our country needs to have a reckoning on these issues and there is only one remedy. Change must come from where change in America always begins. The ballot box. So to Americans to so many millions who are outraged by what happened here, there’s one answer. Vote. If you believe Dr. Ford and other brave women who came forward and you want to vindicate their sacrifice, vote. If you believe the supreme court should uphold women’s rights, vote.
If you believe the supreme court must protect health care and our preexisting conditions that are protected now, vote. If you believe the supreme court should defend workers, consumers, the environment, civil rights, native populations, vote. If you believe the supreme court should be a check on an overreaching president, vote. If you believe the process here in the Senate was a sham, and you believe Americans deserve better, vote. If you believe that have supreme court justices should conform to the highest standards of character impartiality, can temperament, and above all honesty and credibility, vote. I understand, I share the deep anguish that millions of Americans are experiencing today. But I say to you, my fellow Americans, there is one answer. Vote.
Video of Schumer:
Meanwhile, in fantasyland, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed that Brett Kavanaugh will make America proud:
Republicans Must Now Be Voted Out
This was the scene as the Senate voted:
Hell is about to be unleashed on House and Senate Republicans. The GOP got a temporary bump in the polls during the Kavanaugh fight, but the rage of the majority of America is not going to go away. The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh is the cherry on top of a trash sundae whose ingredients are a Republican Congressional majority that has consistently ignored the will of the American people.
The day of reckoning is coming for Republicans in a month. If you don’t like the way this country is going, if you don’t like what Republican control of the federal government has done, get to the polls and vote for Democrats in November.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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