The US Senate during US Supreme Court Nominations
Have you ever wondered why the US Congress gets so many poor, outright disgraceful “approval” ratings? All anyone need do is look at their performance in today’s briefing Committee hearing which without a doubt, came apart as what has happened so many times.
The first day of confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh – President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court – quickly lurched out of control Tuesday with screaming protesters and senators who refused to stick to the 10-minute timeline for their partisan speeches.
Let’s look at some of the angst, and disruptive issues that literally would have any or all congressional officials wishing for another turn or better management.
- The first 90 minutes of the hearing were taken up by dozens of protesters interrupting the proceedings by yelling out anti-Kavanaugh slogans. At the same time, Democratic members made a last-ditch effort to postpone the hearing to give them time to review a mountain of documents about Kavanaugh and to demand more.
- Now come on! Democratic members made a last-ditch effort to postpone the hearing to give them time to review a mountain of documents about Kavanaugh and to demand more; this is absolutely ridiculous. Let’s straighten this brutal mess out. The Democratic members of the Committee were not caught off guard here as much as they would like some people to think. As of last night (Monday, Sep. 3, 2018), they have had months to collect these documents from Judge Kavanaugh through very open channels. They brutally screamed their need and want satisfaction concerning over 100,000 documents but why wait until the last minute to request them.
- If Judicial Watch, the esteemed barnyard like Freedom of Information Act requesters can get their hands on 30,000 or more of Hillary Clinton’s emails then how easy would it be for the office of a sitting senator to obtain the same documents?
- This notion goes to show how petty and unprepared the Democrat Party is in by having to derail the process of vetting a respected Supreme Court justice. Everyone who follows politics to a minimal degree knew that the Democratic Party members would stoop this low. (Please read An Open Autopsy on America for other instances this ploy has been used.)
- John Cornyn of Texas, the second-highest-ranking Republican in the Senate, dubbed the raucous scene “mob rule.”
- Before leaving the document strategy, this author would like to say one matter. The USA Today Newspaper allows this information for the public to see: Democrats said the hearing should be delayed until they receive all of the documents from Kavanaugh’s three-year tenure as staff secretary for former President George W. Bush.
- The White House has withheld more than 100,000 pages based on claims of executive privilege. Democrats also complained that Republicans dumped 45,000 documents on the committee the night before the hearing, giving senators little time to review them.
- Now then from the Chairman, Senator Charles Grassley: “But Grassley said the committee has already received 483,000 pages of records from Kavanaugh’s time working in the White House counsel’s office during the Bush administration. About 300,000 pages were posted on the committee’s website for public review, while the remainder were restricted to senators.
If I may, almost everyone involved in politics knew that this was going to be the Dem’s strategy; therefore, my assertion is that they must be in trouble with routine policy changes, or to try and foul up this Judiciary Committee’s with such a lousy excuse – we believe that this is going to backfire on the forthcoming midterm elections.