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Brett Kavanaugh Judicial Temperament

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Brett Kananaugh responded with righteous indignation to accusations that he’s a drunken serial rapist . Which led to accusations that he lacks “judicial temperament.”

Angry Judge Brett Kavanaugh

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Angry Judge Brett Kavanaugh took offense at being called a drunk and a serial rapist. And he let the Senate Judiciary Committee know it. Very forcefully.

Lindsey Graham was inspired to point out that serial rapists rarely give up their craft to become judges on the nation’s second highest court.

And so it seemed Kavanaugh had won the day. By an 11 -10 party line vote the Judiciary Committee sent his nomination to the full Senate Floor. But in a twist Republican Sen. Jeff Flake  asked for and got a 10 day FBI investigation.

 

Rachel Mitchell Question Time

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Christine Blasey Ford appeared before a Senate committee to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her. And Chairman Grassley didn’t want old white guy Republicans to look like they were bullying her. So he hired professional prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to question Dr. Ford.

Good idea maybe in theory but in practice it was weird. She would ask a question and when her five minutes were up it would be a Democrat’s turn. Then after five more minutes, back to Ms. Mitchell.

They dropped the plan during Judge Kavanaugh’s appearance.

Chuck Schumer’s Evil Schemes

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Chuck Schumer’s evil schemes to hold up the Kavanaugh SCOTUS nomination kind of remind me of Havey Korman’s Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles. 

It seems Schumer dispatched Diane Feinstein to send the FBI a secret letter from a secret accuser of Brett Kavanaugh. And the accuser claims the judge groped her – in high school.

The FBI declined to open an investigation.

Update 9/16

The secret accuser has been named – Christine Blasey Ford. She says Kavanough locked the door and  forcibly covered her mouth and tried to pull off her bathing suit.

In a statement Chuck Grassley said:

It was “disturbing” that the “uncorroborated allegations from more than 35 years ago, during high school, would surface on the eve of the committee vote.”

But Lindsey Graham says he’d be “willing to hear what she has to say.”

Corey Booker Sparticus

 

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Corey Booker had an I’m Spartacus moment Thursday.  He and fellow Senate Democrats threatened to release “committee confidential” documents related to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush White House.

“Spartacus” said that he was willing to sacrifice everything, including his Senate seat, in an act of civil disobedience.  And true to his word, he released the documents.

But the fearless gesture fizzled.  It turned out the documents had already been authorized for release the night before, sans sacrifice.