Two weeks ago the Senate Judiciary committee held confirmation hearings to vet Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Although his record is remarkable and his history as a judge is exemplary, Senate Democrats couldn’t keep from making a scene and fools of themselves at the onset of the hearing. Not one minute went by before Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) interrupted the opening remarks by insisting that the hearing should be delayed. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) added to the hysterics and declared himself as having an “I am Spartacus” moment. What is really confounding is why Harris and Booker are even on the Senate Judiciary committee.
Several other Democratic senators joined the classless display of antics and convinced nobody but themselves that this hearing needed to be delayed. It was an obvious ploy but it didn’t work. Senate Republicans showed an enormous amount of restraint by not properly chiding their colleagues on the other side of the aisle.
After several failed attempts to derail the confirmation hearings Democrats shamelessly played their wild card. Last week Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) presented a report on an alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford at a high school pool party thirty-some years ago. This is in typical Democratic fashion, a September surprise, if you will. It might have been taken seriously had Democrats not already thrown any shred of credibility they had down the toilet.
The fact that this claim is of an incident that supposedly happened when Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford were both teenagers is not to be immediately dismissed. However, with Democrats fearful of an overturning of Roe vs. Wade, they’ll do anything to keep Judge Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court. The only thing missing in this scenario is attorney Gloria Allred.
The real reason Democrats are disrupting the process of confirming Judge Kavanaugh is to try to carry out the process until after the November elections, at which time they hope a blue wave will sweep over the country and usher in enough new votes to keep him from becoming the next Supreme Court Justice. Their efforts, of course, are unlikely to come to fruition since Republicans will probably push the process along and vote him in anyway.
At the beginning of the hearings, several protestors were rightly arrested and removed. As for the Democrats who disrupted the hearings, they should have also been removed when they refused to come to order. Additionally, they should be reprimanded and lose their seats on the committee. This should set a new precedent for all future hearings, whatever they may be for.
Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of RightWingWriter.com, a website for conservative viewpoints. A human rights activist, he is a firm believer in the Constitution and the rule of law. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.