We’re all gonna die! Or should I say, those of us who didn’t already die from the end of net neutrality or from the Trump tax cuts are GONNA DIE!
Because Brett Kavanaugh.
His confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee start on Tuesday, September 4, and based on my inbox, the collective freakout is ramping up. Here are two samples:
From Demand Justice:
Democratic Senators Must Not Approach This Sham Hearing as Business As Usual
Republicans have turned the entire process of filling a Supreme Court vacancy into a sham. Just by attending this week’s hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Democratic senators are lending legitimacy to a charade. If they insist on going, Democrats must at least reject the courtesies and customs that typically mark these hearings. Democrats cannot approach these hearings as business as usual when this process is so clearly not on-the-level and when so much is at stake with this nomination.
Republicans’ Rush To Hold These Hearings—Without Insisting on Obtaining Kavanaugh’s Full Records—Makes This Process Illegitimate.
From The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights:
There will be a press call at 8:15 AM ET to discuss what’s at stake with the Kavanaugh nomination, and then at 11:30 AM ET, one hundred women leaders from progressive non-profit organizations will join Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for a vigil in the Hart Senate Office Building Atrium. Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will be particpating in both events.
On Tuesday, Sept 4, before Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings begin, Senator Gillibrand will join leading advocacy groups and storytellers on a press call to outline what’s at stake with Kavanaugh’s nomination. Speakers will call attention to the fact that Brett Kavanaugh will not only work to end Roe and criminalize abortion, but also rule to gut health care, LGBTQ rights, voting rights, disability rights, environmental protections, workers’ rights, and immigrant rights.
Senators now hold the keys to the fundamental freedoms, healthcare, and lives of millions of people in their hands with this vote. If the Senate votes to confirm Kavanaugh, in addition to gutting Roe, criminalizing abortion, and ripping away our healthcare, he will place the president above the law, remove vital checks and balances on a runaway administration, and cement into place the worst of Donald Trump’s policies for generations to come. Nothing less that the future of our democracy hangs in the balance.
DRAMA, THERE WILL BE DRAMA
All 10 Senate Judiciary Democrats led by Ranking Mbr Feinstein will be on Supreme Court steps tomorrow morning for press conference to “denounce historically secretive process & highlight threats Kavanaugh’s confirmation would pose to key protections” prior to his 9:30am hearing.
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) September 4, 2018
?? The Senate was just given an additional 42,000 pages of Kavanaugh documents the NIGHT BEFORE his confirmation hearing. This underscores just how absurd this process is. Not a single senator will be able to review these records before tomorrow.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 4, 2018
You know who will save the liberals from being owned? MADDOW!
Drop whatever you are doing and find a way to watch @maddow tonight. Everything you need to know about Brett Kavanaugh and why he MUST BE BLOCKED!!
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) September 4, 2018
Expect disruptions of the hearings. Expect high dudgeon and harumphs from Democrat Senators.
Expect Kavanaugh to clear the Judiciary Committee on a party line vote, and to be confirmed on a party line vote.DONATE
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