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Democrats Force Committee to Postpone Vote on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Until Next Week ^ | Sep 13, 2018 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 09/13/2018 3:23:21 PM PDT by

The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh today to the Supreme Court but the panel ultimate decided to postpone a vote on his nomination until next Thursday. Senate Democrats grandstanded during today's Senate Judiciary Committee — attempting to get the committee to adjourn. Knowing Democrats would attempt to stop further consideration of Kavanaugh's nomination, Republican committee chairman Sen. Charles Grassley sought and obtained a vote on a motion to delay the nomination vote for one week.

The vote on Kavanaugh's nomination will now take place on SEPTEMBER 20. Republican Senate leaders now anticipate a Senate floor vote on Kavanaugh the last week of September, and have been aiming for Kavanaugh to take his seat on the Supreme Court by October 1, the start of the court's next term.

Since Kavanaugh's hearings last week, numerous fact checks and advice to "drop the whopper of a talking point" from one of the largest newspapers in America have not stopped pro-abortion politicians from repeating false claims about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The lies about Kavanaugh’s birth control beliefs began with U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California and continued with two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The Washington Post, Politifact and others refuted their claims that Kavanaugh called birth control "abortion-inducing drugs," but the pro-abortion politicians continue to push the lie.

This week, Kavanaugh also responded to the claims by clarifying what he meant when he used the term "abortion-inducing drugs" last week during the U.S. Senate hearings.

Abortion activists fear Kavanaugh, who has served on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for D.C. for more than a decade. He has an extensive record of protecting religious liberty, including in the Priests for Life case, and enforcing restrictions on abortion. Pro-life leaders believe he would do the same on the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, Sen. Susan Collin's office says it has received threats of rape and other violence from abortion activists who want her to vote against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The Maine Republican is a key swing vote in Kavanaugh's confirmation. Collins is pro-abortion, and she has not yet announced her decision about him.

Over the past few months, NARAL, Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups have been targeting her with phone calls, political ads, fundraising for a pro-abortion Democrat opponent and a coat hanger campaign; but these attempts to influence may have the opposite effect.

Collins told reporters this week that her office has received a number of threatening phone calls and other messages, including one caller who threatened to rape one of her female staffers.

Under questioning from pro-life Senator Lindsey Graham, Kavanaugh confirmed there is no "specific" right to abortion in the Constitution.

"Is there any phrase in the Constitution about abortion?" Graham asked Kavanaugh.

"The Supreme Court has found that under the liberty clause, but you’re right that specific words," Kavanaugh said before stopping as Graham continued. Kavanaugh clearly was beginning to admit Graham's point that abortion or a right to abortion is never specifically addressed in the Constitution — but was made up by the Supreme Court in 1973.

During his nomination hearings, Judge Kavanaugh was been careful to discuss abortion within the context of what the Supreme Court has decided in the precedent-setting cases of Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood without biasing the hearings with his own views in a way that would force him to recuse himself in future abortion cases before the court.

During the first day of questioning, Judge Brett Kavanaugh refused to say that there is a so-called right to abortion. He declined to take the bait from pro-abortion Senator Dianne Feinstein who wants to get him to commit to upholding Roe v Wade once he is confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh also refused a pro-abortion senator's request to promise to never overturn Roe v Wade, the high court case allowing abortions up to birth.

TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: abortion; annaeshoo; brettkavanaugh; california; diannefeinstein; dickdurbin; dickturdbin; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; illinois; kavanaugh; kavanaughvote; maga; richardcblum; sanfrancisco; scotus; seungminkim; stanforduniversity
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1 posted on 09/13/2018 3:23:21 PM PDT by
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This one week delay was widely expected.

2 posted on 09/13/2018 3:25:08 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)
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This stinks .... of course.

I just heard on tv that the story may go back to when the judge was in high school.

3 posted on 09/13/2018 3:25:27 PM PDT by a little elbow grease (duct tape and cable ties hold more worth more than pussy hats and resistance)
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He will be confirmed.

The Dismals are just stalling for time, get their stashed finds offshore, and their new identities in order, because as soon as Brett gets the nod ......


POTUS will let loose the dogs of declassification.

Just waiting on Kavanaugh.

4 posted on 09/13/2018 3:26:42 PM PDT by Hostage (Article V (Proud Member of the Deranged Q Fringe))
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To: a little elbow grease

High school does NOT matter. Few are the same people at 40 that they were in high school.

5 posted on 09/13/2018 3:27:19 PM PDT by madison10 (Pray for President Trump.)
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so Grassley caves..

6 posted on 09/13/2018 3:28:23 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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As usual the GOP caves so the Rats have another week to pull dirty tricks out of their hat. Apparently it's no skin off their nose if they dirty up the nominee.

Not exactly people you want in a foxhole with you, that's for sure.

7 posted on 09/13/2018 3:28:56 PM PDT by truthkeeper (All Trump Has Going for Him is the Votes)
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FBI just shit canned the letter. A nothing burger. Why do Republicans cave? I’d have the vote tomorrow. F democrats.

8 posted on 09/13/2018 3:31:04 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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Well, it takes time and effort for the Rats to Slander the Judge and convince some weak Kneed RINO Senator that the Judge is the Spawn of Satan.

The have to plant lots of evidence and convince a Liberal Female who ran into the Judge in an Elevator that he said or did something to offend them.

You know, like saying, hello, I’m Judge Kavanaugh, nice to meet you.

9 posted on 09/13/2018 3:33:40 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses.)
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To: truthkeeper

Of course they caved. They’re Republicans.

10 posted on 09/13/2018 3:36:06 PM PDT by Herodes
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This is clickbait from LifeNews.

The vote was scheduled for next week.

11 posted on 09/13/2018 3:36:37 PM PDT by Lazamataz (On future maps, I suggest we remove the word "California" and substitute "Open-Air Asylum".)
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The Republicans should have never caved. Diane Feinstein has reportedly had this letter since July. She could have brought it up then, but she didn’t. She could have brought it up when she met with Judge Kavanaugh, but she didn’t. She could have brought it up at the confirmation hearings, but she didn’t. Nobody even knows the contents of the letter, who authored it, or what is being alleged, but the Republicans still agreed to a delay. Unbelievable!

12 posted on 09/13/2018 3:39:33 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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Not a SINGLE DemonRat politician in DC today could pass the investigative scrutiny that Trump and Kavanaugh have endured. NOT ONE.


13 posted on 09/13/2018 3:40:38 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Get off my back for my usage of CAPS, especially you snowflake males! MAN UP!)
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The Committee vote was scheduled for today.

ANY Senator can request a one week delay of the vote for any reason. This move was widely expected.

The Committee vote will be on the 20th.


14 posted on 09/13/2018 3:40:57 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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No, Grassley didn’t cave.

He planned for this one week delay because he knew the RATs could call for it by the committee rules.

The committee vote will take place on the 20th and the full Senate will vote the last week of the month.

15 posted on 09/13/2018 3:41:53 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To:; Artemis Webb; newnhdad

In fact, to prove my assertion, note the text in this article from 5 days ago, from NPR

“Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up four days of hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The committee is likely to vote on Kavanaugh in about two weeks.”

So, the News Misleadia falsely reports the scheduled two-week-away,one-week-ago vote as a victory for the Democrats, and everyone falls for it.

I bet the day before the vote, CBS news will breathlessly report, “In a stunning victory, the Democrat Party postponed the Kavanaugh vote until tomorrow.”

16 posted on 09/13/2018 3:42:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (On future maps, I suggest we remove the word "California" and substitute "Open-Air Asylum".)
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Fake news. The vote has been scheduled for the 20th all along.

17 posted on 09/13/2018 3:43:05 PM PDT by Afterguard (Deplorable me!)
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Fake news. The vote has been scheduled for the 20th all along.

That was what I thought, that it was pro-forma that the 'rats would come up with something (or nothing) to delay the vote so the 20th was the expected date.

18 posted on 09/13/2018 3:46:48 PM PDT by Sooth2222 (Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.")
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To: Bonemaker
I noted earlier today that the FBI has no choice but to ignore the letter or file it for future action -- maybe 100 years from now.

The FBI has no jurisdictional responsibility to address an allegation dating back 35+ years in a matter that did not involve a Federal crime.

19 posted on 09/13/2018 3:49:07 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("The Russians escaped while we weren't watching them ... like Russians will.")
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Traditional Coup d’etats require lunatics in the streets with torches assaulting the Palaces. In the modern age, this is done by corrupt, lying members of the minority party to use the process of democracy to overthrow the duly elected government and their legitimate efforts to make proper appointments to the other branches of the government. These days, the lunatics are members of the Senate and are supported by other lunatic with obscene piles of money and corrupt hired servants of the government.

20 posted on 09/13/2018 3:50:45 PM PDT by centurion316 (Back from exile from 4/2016 until 4/2018.)
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