To read what Donald Trump Jr. tweeted you’d think that he and his father had lost their battle to confirm right-wing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
After Senator Susan Collins finished her speech on the Senate floor yesterday, announcing her support for Brett Kavanaugh, the president’s namesake son posted the following:
Last night, just hours after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appeared to have secured enough votes to be confirmed, a warning was issued by a current Supreme Court Justice.
Associate Justice Elena Kagan said Friday she is afraid that the high court going forward will not have a justice who will serve as a swing-vote on important cases.
The clues were rumbling around Washington all day yesterday: Republicans don’t have the 50 votes they need to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
While Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota boldly announced she would vote “no” on Kavanaugh, several undecided Republicans failed to announce they would vote “yes” on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
The longer the delay in Brett Kavanaugh’s approval by the Senate, the more people who come out against him.
For example, several former “drinking buddies” of Kavanaugh at Yale University are now calling for the Senate to vote against his confirmation because of his lie.
Law enforcement officials in Maryland have issued a statement saying they are prepared to conduct a state-level criminal investigation into sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. However, they said, a victim must come forward and request such an investigation.
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell appeared upbeat in public last night. But the truth is that once the president ordered the FBI do a further investigation of Brett Kavanaugh’s background, his confirmation to the Supreme Court was put in serious jeopardy. It could even lead to criminal charges and loss of his current position as a federal judge.
Just before midnight eastern time last night, it was reported that the American Bar Association (ABA) sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking committee Democrat Dianne Feinstein (Calif). In this letter the top lawyer group in the country argued that it was time for the FBI to step in to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process.
Based on results from national polls published over the past few days, Brett Kavanuagh is drowning. Never before has a Supreme Court nominee been this far underwater. Every poll has shown that he is the most unpopular nominee in history.
The bad news about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh just keeps coming.
When he was first nominated by President Trump, we discovered that he thinks presidents are above the law, and can’t be indicted or subpoenaed while in office.
The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, on Wednesday announced that she is “alarmed” that the National Archives have failed to give Democrats secret documents that have been requested concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The letter was sent on the letterhead of the “Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights” which is an umbrella group with over 200 other member groups.
The number two Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, sent out a tweet yesterday that may have destroyed Brett Kavanaugh’s chances of being confirmed. In the tweet, Durbin accused Kavanaugh of lying under oath during a Senate hearing. He also attached a letter he had sent Kavanaugh in 2007 which contains proof that Kavanaugh had lied.
The battle lines have been drawn and the opposing forces are getting ready for a long and sustained fight over Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick.
As NBC News pointed out, in Kavanaugh,