Judge Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice.
Donald Trump Jr. Tweets:
The new rules.
- If you’re a conservative and drank beer in high school you’re unfit for public service.
- If you’re a liberal and did cocaine in college you should become president.
He seems like a pretty average (above average) guy to me and the Democrats are trying to make an issue about his days in high school and college?
- He drank beer in high school and college — so did I as did most of my friends
- He got drunk more than once during these time – so did I as did most of my friends
- He wrote stupid stuff in his high school yearbook – so did I as did most of my friends
- He apparently liked girls – so did I as did most of my friends
- He got into an argument at a bar and threw a glass of ice at someone – so did I as did most of my friends
- He did well enough in high school to get into Yale – I did NOT and nor did any of my friends
- He did all the above and still manage to be top of his class at Yale – I did NOT and nor did any of my friends
- He became a respected lawyer and judge – I did NOT and nor did any of my friends
After a distinguished career as a public servant he gets a lifetime appointment as a federal judge. Then when President Trump nominates him for the Supreme Court, after 6 FBI background checks and weeks of hearing and more written questions than all the other Supreme Court nominees combined…at the 11th hour a series of last minute, un-collaborated, denied by witnesses, impossible to disprove, sexual misconduct allegations appear. All organized and facilitated by the looney leftist Democrat-resist activists. The clearly biased, so called “mainstream media” jumps on board.
And folks wonder why MOST Americans want to drain the swamp?!?
The Democrats war against Judge Kavanaugh was little more than a political kangaroo court.
The bottom line is President Trump nominate a conservative for the Supreme Court and the liberal Democrats did all they could to stop it. All the rest is smoke and mirrors.
How Trump saved Kavanaugh
Fox News anchors said Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony was compelling. Republican strategists sent panicked text messages anticipating an electoral disaster. And even some Brett Kavanaugh supporters questioned whether he could rescue his nomination.
But as Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court appeared to be crumbling under the weight of sexual assault accusations, President Donald Trump had already become convinced that abandoning the judge would come at too great a cost to his administration and his party’s chances in the midterm elections.
Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice
Judge Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice late Saturday, just hours after the Senate voted to approve President Trump’s nominee to the nation’s highest court after a rancorous confirmation battle.
Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts in a private ceremony, accompanied by his wife and children. The ceremonial swearing in is expected to happen on Monday evening at the White House. It means that now-Justice Kavanaugh will begin hearing cases before the court on Tuesday.
The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh, mostly along party lines, after a weeklong FBI probe helped settle concerns among most wavering senators about the sexual assault allegations that nearly derailed his nomination and led to a dramatic second hearing. Saturday’s roll call marked the tightest successful Supreme Court confirmation vote in over 100 years, closer than even that of Clarence Thomas who similarly faced sexual misconduct allegations.
The Kavanaugh Stakes
The Ford-Kavanaugh hearing consumed most of Thursday, and unsurprisingly we learned nothing from the spectacle. Christine Ford remains unable to marshal any evidence for her claim of a sexual assault. Brett Kavanaugh continues to deny the charge adamantly and categorically, and with persuasive emotion.
Something enormous nonetheless has shifted over the past weeks of political ambushes, ugly threats and gonzo gang-rape claims. In a Monday interview, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski noted: “We are now in a place where it’s not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified.” Truer words were never spoken. Republicans are now voting on something very different and monumental—and they need to be clear on the stakes.
To vote against Judge Kavanaugh is to reject his certain, clear and unequivocal denial that this event ever happened. The logical implication of a “no” vote is that a man with a flawless record of public service lied not only to the public but to his wife, his children and his community. Any Republican who votes against Judge Kavanaugh is implying that he committed perjury in front of the Senate, and should resign or be impeached from his current judicial position, if not charged criminally. As Sen. Lindsey Graham said: “If you vote ‘no,’ you are legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics.”
Kavanaugh Pledges To Be ‘Independent, Impartial’ If Confirmed As Senators Weigh Votes
Judge Brett Kavanaugh issued a mea culpa of sorts on the eve of a key Senate vote that could determine whether or not he reaches the Supreme Court, admitting in an op-ed that his testimony last week forcefully defending himself from sexual assault allegations “might have been too emotional at times.”
“I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said. I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband and dad. I testified with five people foremost in my mind: my mom, my dad, my wife, and most of all my daughters,” Kavanaugh wrote Thursday evening in the op-ed published online by Wall Street Journal.
Last Thursday in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Christine Blasey Ford said Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her while the two were in high school more than three decades ago. Speaking after Ford, Kavanaugh angrily and tearfully denied ever committing any sexual misconduct, but he acknowledged that there had been times when he had too much to drink as a high school and college student.
Democrats Lay Out Their Roadmap To Impeaching Trump
Two hundred Congressional Democrats determined to take down the Trump presidency are suing in federal court, claiming the president is violating a provision of the U.S. Constitution. This lawsuit lays out the Democratic Party’s roadmap to impeachment.
Friday, a federal judge gave the lawsuit the go-ahead. Democrats are suing based on the Constitution’s obscure “emoluments clause.” They’re intent on making “emoluments” a household word…
…It’s a far cry from the unsavory closeness between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s government dealings and the Clinton Foundation. She turned her government office into a cash machine for her family foundation, just what the emoluments clause was intended to prevent…
…Violating the emoluments clause is a serious offense, punishable by impeachment. But Donald Trump’s the wrong target. When Hillary Clinton routinely violated the clause, Democrats were silent. Their sudden interest is obvious hypocrisy.
Voters Will Hold Senate Democrats Accountable Over Treatment of Kavanaugh
What Senate Democrats are doing to Judge Kavanaugh and the country, aided by their accomplices in the mainstream media and a cascade of leftwing special interests, is absolutely shameful and will be studied for decades as a textbook example of legislative obstruction, exploitation and a violation of the framer’s vision of the “advise and consent” process.
For starters, when Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein chose not to disclose to either the President’s staff, her Republican counterparts on the Judiciary Committee, or even the nominee himself, the allegations that were being made, she immediately made clear that the Democrats’ mission was neither to “advise” nor to “consent.” It was simply to wait for the legislative equivalent of an “October surprise” in the hopes of delaying this vote until a time when the Senate would be more to their liking.
…Voters in every state with a Senate Democrat up for re-election should make sure they’re held accountable for this shameful attempt to subvert the will of the people.
In truth, Democrats are afraid of holding a vote. New polling indicates that they may have jumped the shark in their overzealous play. If the Senate holds a vote and Kavanaugh falls short, you can bet on him being nominated again right after the election.
The danger of Democratic overreach: The Kavanaugh hearings could fuel Republican turnout, as many Americans see the weaponization of #MeToo
With a third allegation of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh — this one by a woman claiming he may have participated or aided in a gang rape in “approximately 1982” — Democrats may think the Kavanaugh confirmation battle is sure to work in their favor. They certainly seem convinced not only of Kavanaugh’s guilt, but of the impact this will have on midterm elections.
Headlines like this one, in The Atlantic, abound: “Brett Kavanaugh Could Make the Midterms a Landmark Election for Women.”
Left-wing groups are audibly salivating: “[I]t is on fire out there, and women voters in particular are ready to see big, big change,” said Stephanie Schriock, the president of EMILY’s List.
Not so fast. While I’ve said consistently that neither side will be able to claim a clean victory out of this when all is said and done, Democrats seem to underestimate just how significant an impact Kavanaugh could have on midterms — for Republican turnout.
The Left Criminalizes Politics by Weaponizing Investigations
The Left ruins everything.
That’s because the Left stands ready to eradicate any norm at any time if there is political advantage in it. The latest to be cast aside are the precepts that we never tolerate unbridled, abusive investigations, nor do we abide full-blown criminal investigations without solid evidence that a crime has been committed — and even then, we demand adherence to time-honored limits.
In the probes of Donald Trump and, now, Brett Kavanaugh, these norms have been wiped away by the simple expedient of rebranding criminal investigations. Now the sleuths are unleashed under the guise of “counterintelligence” and “background checks” — whatever pretext is needed to get their foot in the door. Once they’re in, the earth is to be scorched, as if the crime of the century had occurred.
Of course, we want criminal investigators to be aggressive. But that has always meant aggressive within strict parameters. These are dictated by the degree of certainty that a crime has been committed, and by due-process rules with which the FBI must comply or be held to account when the case gets to court.