McConnell predicts Senate vote on Kavanaugh in last week of September

Leroy Wright
September 12, 2018

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow covered the issue last week, and now government watchdog groups are calling for an impeachment investigation of Kavanaugh's statements.

If you want proof that our system is broken, you need only look at today's hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, where children who aren't old enough to vote testified against the nominee. After the revelations of his confirmation hearings, the better question is whether he should be impeached from the federal judiciary.

"All Americans, left or right, Democratic and Republicans, should be outraged that we see Republicans rushing to confirm Brett Kavanaugh when the totality of his record, when his relative work product has not been revealed", Booker said. Miranda said in an interview that he read them to learn about the party's strategy on judicial nominations coming before the committee.

Receiving those memos and letters alone is not an impeachable offense. In one exchange with Hatch during the confirmation hearing, Kavanaugh defended his previous testimony from 2004 and 2006 when he was a nominee to be on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

For example, in 2004, Sen.

Booker struck a defiant tone this week as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in declaring his willingness to face expulsion from the Senate by "releasing" a pre-cleared email regarding Kavanaugh's views about racial profiling during his time as a top White House aide to President George W. Bush. Kavanaugh responded that "they are widely-possessed in the United States" and "they are used and possessed".

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So it's not just this team, historically the record is not impressive. "To do that we've got to improve in every area". The semi-final was great for us but we want to experience a final and lifting those trophies.

The rest of the first day consisted of several protests and lots of back and forth between Republicans and Democrats in discourse that was not as civil as many had hoped. "We will fight this confirmation", he said.

She went so far as to say that one email included the subject line "spying", which she called a pretty definitive clue. It's hard to imagine a more definitive clue than that.

In Kavanaugh, we have a nominee that is every bit as much of a right-wing ideologue as Bork and every bit as much of an apparatchik as Miers (indeed, Kavanaugh succeeded her as Bush's staff secretary and both worked in the office of the White House counsel). Again, it is illogical to think that we would have just given Miranda this "confidential" information for him to use against us. He is not that naïve.

Leahy said that emails disclosed during Kavanaugh's nomination hearing this week buttress his case that Kavanaugh knew, or should have known, that he had received documents that Republican staffers took from a computer jointly shared with Democrats.

But he did nothing. "They've violated Senate rules, leaked confidential information and trafficked in conspiracy theories - all in a desperate attempt to smear Judge Kavanaugh's stellar reputation".

No surprise here: U.S. Sen.

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