This is like that scene in a movie where the bank robber is pumping gas and he glances at the TV behind the clerk and his mug shot is on it and then a cop comes out of the bathroom. Oh the suspense! https://t.co/gO9nMGh1YP
— Schooley (@Rschooley) September 19, 2018
The usual Media Village Idiots witter about the ‘inevitability’ of Justice Kavanaugh, but full marks to our Democrats for standing up.
Mazie Hirono: "I just want to say to the men of this country: Just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change." (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/pUbyrXeeiu
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 18, 2018
This was a very brave step to come forward. It is more important than ever to hit the pause button on Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote until we can fully investigate these serious and disturbing allegations. We cannot rush to move forward under this cloud. https://t.co/SIHzdnnOFJ
— Doug Jones (@SenDougJones) September 16, 2018
Fact check: The FBI can investigate Dr. Blasey Ford’s allegations as part of its background investigation – that is their job. To say otherwise is FALSE. It investigated Anita Hill’s allegations of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas. It should investigate this too.
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) September 18, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh talking about his high school in 2015: “What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep.”
I can't imagine any parent accepting this view. Is this really what America wants in its next Supreme Court Justice? pic.twitter.com/WhL8YeZQ78
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) September 18, 2018
I’d give better-than-even odds that some new ugliness falls out of Kavanaugh’s closet before next Monday, and (if he’s got any sense, which seems to be an open question) he withdraws his name with a great display high moral dudgeon, before going on to a long career on the Wingnut Welfare Karnival circuit.
And if his fellow Repubs have any sense, they’ll be looking to pry that bad news out before Kavanaugh’s confirmation, because we know it’ll be worse for all of them when it seeps once he’s, Murphy the Trickster God forbid, seated on the bench wearing the GOP logo on his fine new robe. There are plenty of equally qualified-on-paper Staunch Constitutional Conservatives who could go about the business of turning the clock back a hundred years or so — look at Neal Gorsuch — while doing a more professional job of looking impartial and unbiased.
Of course, none of the Federalist Society’s pre-vetted choices have demonstrated the same tender concern for the feelings of an Oval Office Occupant like the current one, but then, Trump’s probably worn out his usefulness to the Greedy Old Perverts already…
Professor Ford's eagerness to talk to FBI investigators is significant because she knows making a false statement to the bureau would be a felony. Just ask Mike Flynn, George Papadopoulos and Rick Gates. It shows her seriousness & bolsters her credibility. https://t.co/bc8tk5N115
— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) September 19, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh isn’t applying for a job at Bank of America. He’s applying for a lifetime appointment to our nation’s most powerful court. He will be responsible for presiding over cases that impact women’s lives. That’s why his behavior over his lifetime matters. https://t.co/hhTtL0Xcxe
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) September 18, 2018