Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has expressed disappointment with the circus surrounding Kavanaugh.
When it comes to Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court, Democrats have not finished making fools of themselves. In a final attempt to derail Kavanaugh’s confirmation, they have submitted record-setting list of questions for him.
Alex Swoyer reports at the Washington Times:
Dems send 1,278 additional questions to Kavanaugh, more than all other SCOTUS nominees combined
Senate Democrats submitted a record number of written questions to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, in a move Republicans said was the latest attempt to delay confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
The 1,278 questions are four times more than the number asked of Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, Mr. Trump’s first high court pick, last year. Indeed, it’s more than the combined total for every justice in U.S. history, said Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the committee, asked 241 questions herself — more than the total the Senate as a whole asked of Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s court picks.
“Submitting this many written questions appears to be just one more effort to gum up the process. It’s unnecessary and dilatory, especially when many have already decided to vote against Judge Kavanaugh. What more do they need to know to vote ‘no’?” Mr. Grassley said.
Of course, it’s not about the questions or the answers. It’s about Democrats showing their outraged supporters that they are trying to “do something” to stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
There is growing evidence that their efforts are not working as planned.
Jordain Carney writes at The Hill:
Left risks backlash in Kavanaugh fight
Hardball tactics are threatening to backfire on the left in the final weeks of the high-stakes fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.
GOP senators blasted Democrats and their liberal supporters on Wednesday over what Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called a “harassment campaign” against Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who a day earlier revealed a staffer in her office had been threatened with rape by people calling to oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Separately, Democrats opposed to Kavanaugh’s nomination have come under criticism for taking remarks made by the nominee out of context. Republicans ripped former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, arguing she was guilty of the same misinformation related to the judge that had earned Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) “four Pinocchios” from The Washington Post fact checker.
Even Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is disappointed. Amy Wang of the Washington Post:
Justice Ginsburg (visiting @gwlaw) contrasts her confirmation process to Kavanaugh’s, says it was “truly bipartisan” back then. “The way it was was right. The way it is is wrong… I wish I could wave a magic wand and have it go back to the way it was.” #RBG
— Amy B Wang (@amybwang) September 12, 2018
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