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Brett Kavanaugh Senate Hearings Begin

by Andrew Zarowny, 9/4/2018

 

The Brett Kavanaugh Senate confirmation hearings begin today. President Donald Trump nominated Judge Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Democratic Party senators are determined to try and block his nomination. They are demanding hundreds of thousands of pages of documents despite more documents having been released than for any other Supreme Court nominee. Kavanaugh has been a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia for more than 10 years and has written some 300 opinions. He has gone through the confirmation process before, passing with flying colors with a near unanimous, bipartisan approval. There is no good reason to prevent him from sitting on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

 

 

Yet, this is Washington, DC in the Era of Trump. The Democratic Party is all about blocking and obstructing the Trump administration. With no other agenda of their own to counter the highly successful Trump Agenda, Democrats are desperate. Their biggest problem is from within their own party as 10 Democrat Senators are up for reelection in states won by President Trump in 2016. Several of these senators have already begun to send signals that they will vote to approve Kavanaugh′s nomination in order to try and save their Senate seats.

 

What we can expect today is rather obvious. First, there will be a great deal of posturing by Democrats during the opening statements, which will take all of the morning session. Sometime in the afternoon, we will get into actual questions being asked. Kavanaugh′s views on abortion, gun rights and on executive privilege will dominate the hearings. In particular, his views on whether or not a sitting President can be prosecuted for a crime and what constitutes an impeachable offense. In earlier writings, Kavanaugh has expressed an opinion that any sitting President cannot be prosecuted for any federal crime. That such charges can only be resolved through the impeachment process as laid out in the U.S. Constitution.

 

Democrats are especially concerned about this as the Mueller Russia probe moves forward. An effort to subpoena President Trump could wind up before the Supreme Court and, based on Kavanaugh′s earlier writings, he would probably vote to deny said subpoena. Keep in mind that Bill Clinton faced a subpoena in a civil case, and only after he committed perjury during that testimony was he impeached by Congress. The Senate exonerated him, lacking the votes to convict. If the Democrats regain control of the House and push an impeachment on President Trump, the Senate will also likely come up short.

 

The hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee on confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court will likely go on all week, perhaps even into next week. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is determined to bring Kavanaugh′s confirmation vote to the floor of the Senate before the end of this month. He wants Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the bench before the Supreme Court resumes business in October. As for objections by the Democratic Party, Kavanaugh was one of the ″List of 25″ Candidate Donald Trump released before the election indicating whom he would consider for Supreme Court nominations. There is no good reason to delay his appointment vote, since the Democrats have had over two years to compile information about all 25 prospects.

 

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