Skip to comments.Initial Senate vote on Kavanaugh nomination set for Friday
Posted on 10/04/2018 12:19:53 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaughs tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide an election-season battle that has consumed the nation. A showdown roll call over confirmation seemed likely over the weekend.
McConnell, R-Ky., cemented the process late Wednesday and announced that the FBI would soon deliver to an anxious Senate the potentially fateful report on claims that Kavanaugh sexually abused women. With Republicans clinging to a razor-thin 51-49 majority and five senators including three Republicans still vacillating, the conservative jurists prospects of Senate confirmation remained murky and dependent, in part, on the files contents, which are supposed to be kept secret.
There will be plenty of time for members to review and be briefed on the supplemental material before Fridays vote, McConnell said to the nearly empty chamber. In a rare moment of randomness in whats been a deadly serious process, the normally meticulous lawmakers cell phone emitted a ringtone during part of his remarks. [ ]
Amid complaints that some lawmakers were being confronted outside their homes, McConnell claimed on the Senate floor that the protesters were part of the organized effort to derail Kavanaughs nomination.
There is no chance in the world that theyre going to scare us out of doing our duty, he said.
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And on Saturday he will be Supreme Court Justine Kavanaugh
Vote, vote, vote!
Objective journalism on display
Don’t call him Justine. (Autocorrect fail?)
In the end...Kavanaugh doesn’t just get the Justice-seat....it probably ensured a more massive Republican showing in the mid-term election. Whoever gave the Democrats the idea of making this a confrontational episode...really screwed up.
I expect that Schumer, Pelosi, and Feinstein will not be running in 2020.
“Dont call him Justine. (Autocorrect fail?)”
No reading glasses on my nose fail
But if he went by Justine the Democrats wouldn’t have opposed him!
Have the first ten called, be the Red State Democrats up for reelection. Have the last three be the three sob sisters.
In the end...Kavanaugh doesnt just get the Justice-seat....it probably ensured a more massive Republican showing in the mid-term election. Whoever gave the Democrats the idea of making this a confrontational episode...really screwed up.
They live in a leftist SJW bubble. They actually live and work in places surrounded by leftwing elites and their spoiled liberal college kids, they see celebrities mouth off with anti Trump BS all day and night long, most people on social media like Twitter and FB are libtards, the so-called MSM cheerleaders for globalism socialism. Its one big echo chamber of FAR left wing emoting all of the time.
They thought they had no boundaries.
“In the end...Kavanaugh doesnt just
get the Justice-seat...”
This generation might actually have the opportunity to see Rev. Wright’s “chickens come home to roost”. Eggs, anyone?
Schumer runs in 2022, and would be 71 years old. I have my doubts that he’ll be the candidate, and that NY City mayor Bill de Blasio will be the replacement candidate. The GOP hasn’t been able to mount a real campaign in 25 years in NY state.
On Pelosi, she’s figured to win her 2018 house campaign, but is nearing 79 years old. She tends to win her House elections with 75-percent of the vote. Some folks are suggesting that the district has some frustration building up and that she will be barely getting 60-percent of the vote on this round. I suspect this is the last campaign and she’ll retire toward January of 2020, giving the governor a chance to appoint some Democratic insider to the seat, and help them in 2020’s election.
As for Feinstein? She’s up currently in the 2018 election at age 85. The Party told her a year ago that they would not support her and their big candidate was Kevin de Leon (state Democratic senator). Feinstein said ‘no’, and refused to step aside....running her own campaign. The primary? Because of the way that the state runs the system....the top two of all primaries will advance to the November election. Well, the GOP guy (James Bradley) was only able to get 8.3-percent of the total primary votes...with Feinstein and de Leon advancing. So it’s a Democrat versus Democrat election.
The gut feeling there is that Feinstein has some insider deal with the new Governor coming in (assuming that Gavin Newsom wins) and that she will retire within two years, with Newsom appointing himself into the position. All of this would be fine, but a month ago....a poll showed the GOP guy (John Cox) only five points behind Newsom. It’s possible that Cox might edge out Newsom, and this Feinstein plan is doomed. If she has health issues or passes away? Currently, there are no rules in California to prevent the Governor from appointing a GOP replacement or himself into the job. My guess is that if Cox does win, the state legislature will go to work immediately to write some law to say that it has to be a democratic replacement.
Count on Flake and the girls for No votes.
Probably the same person that told Hillary she was the next president.
Because before Trump Democrats had become accustomed to “heads we win, tails you lose.”
Republicans pushing back is a foreign concept to them.
There’s going to be more than one? Since when? I thought it was one vote, game, set, match, case closed.
What I do know is that our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating evidence. That is what binds us to the rule of law. While some may argue that a different standard should apply regarding the Senates advice and consent responsibilities, I believe that the constitutions provisions of fairness and due process apply here as well.
I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.
This explains it.
It Begins! McConnell Files for Cloture on Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
Does he have the votes?
Tha article mentions a crucial initial vote Friday and a deciding vote over the weekend. But what is the difference between the two votes? A well written article would have specified.