“The Supreme Court is on the line, and you are failing us.”
To Understand the behavior of Democrats during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, you need only look to the people who are making demands of them. The Democratic base does not want Kavanaugh confirmed, and even though Democrats know there is nothing they can do to stop it, they are trying to appear as though they are making an effort.
As the saying goes, the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and the loudest voices being heard by Democrats right now, are members of the activist class.
Molly Prince reports at the Daily Caller:
Democrats Interrupted Kavanaugh Hearing 63 Times, but Liberal Groups Are Banning Together to Push Schumer to do More
A handful of left-wing groups wrote a letter to New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer on Wednesday criticizing the minority leader for “failing” the progressive base by not blocking Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
“The Supreme Court is on the line, and you are failing us,” the letter read. “Your job as Senate Democratic leader is to lead your caucus in complete opposition to Trump’s attempted Supreme Court takeover and to defend everyone threatened by a Trump Supreme Court.”
Democratic Senate Judiciary members have continually attempted to suspend the confirmation process while left-wing activists shouted down the Republican senators. Protesters screamed, chanted and cheered on the Democratic intervention 63 times throughout the hearing Tuesday. Many of the disrupters were removed from the room by police.
Here’s more from the letter sent to Schumer:
Dear Democratic Leader Schumer,
The Supreme Court is on the line, and you are failing us.
No senator who cares about our democracy should let a criminal co-conspirator like Donald Trump put anyone on the Supreme Court, and certainly not a nominee like Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh is an extremist who will help institutionalize Trump’s hate for a generation. He will end women’s access to abortion, decimate Obamacare, supercharge voter suppression and gut the EPA. He could be Trump’s get-out-of-jail free card when it comes to the Mueller investigation.
Your job as Senate Democratic leader is to lead your caucus in complete opposition to Trump’s attempted Supreme Court takeover and to defend everyone threatened by a Trump Supreme Court. But unbelievably, nearly two dozen Democrats have still not come out against Kavanaugh, and just last week, you helped Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fast track 15 Trump judicial nominees. That is not the leadership we need…
The Democratic Party’s progressive base expects nothing less than all-out resistance to Trump’s dangerous agenda. They want to elect candidates who will stand up for the people Trump threatens, not ones who compromise or cower as he and Republicans run the table in Congress and the courts.
The signatory list is a who’s who of the far left:
Democracy for America
Color Of Change
Friends of the Earth
Social Security Works
According to the Washington Post, 70 people were arrested on the first day of the hearings. This is the Democrat base. These are the people Schumer, Harris and Warren are hearing from regularly:
This is why even Democrat senators are getting in on the interruptions. They’re mirroring the base:
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