By Andrew C. McCarthy September 21, 2018
This is about preventing a conservative justice from
being added to the Supreme Court, nothing more.
Senate Democrats’ blatant abuse of the hearing process,
their “delay, delay, delay” strategy, continues to pay dividends. Putting a
stop to it would be long overdue.
Thursday was the day Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s manifestly
meritorious nomination to the Supreme Court should have been voted out of the
Senate Judiciary Committee and sent to the full Senate. Instead the nomination
languishes because of an eleventh-hour stunt pulled by committee Democrats —
led by ranking member Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.).
Notwithstanding that Feinstein was well aware almost
three months ago of a flimsily supported allegation against Kavanaugh — to wit,
that 36 years ago, as a 17-year-old high school student, he groped and tried to
force himself on a 15-year-old girl at an underage beer party — the senator sat
on the information rather than submitting it to the hearing process. Although
she met face-to-face with Kavanaugh and later questioned him when he was under
oath at the hearing, Feinstein did not utter a word about the ancient,
unverifiable claim to Kavanaugh.
Instead, the senator referred the allegation to the FBI,
without identifying the self-proclaimed witness, despite knowing that:.......To Read More......