Tuesday, September 4, 2018

42,000 Pages?

     The way this story is being reported, it sounds like dirty pool:

     WASHINGTON — Chaos broke out at the start of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, as Democrats demanded an immediate adjournment while protesters interrupted with shouts and were dragged out by police.

     Just as Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) began his opening statements, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) asked that the hearing be adjourned to review the 42,000 pages of documents dumped on senators late on Labor Day.

     “We cannot possibly move forward, Mr. Chairman,” Harris pleaded.

     “You are out of order,” Grassley responded.

     But appearances can be deceiving:

     “We will continue as planned,” Grassley said as the room erupted in boos and jeers.

     “Most senators would not agree to turn over their staff’s communication to anyone,” Grassley said, citing attorney/client privilege.

     The documents in question had nothing to do with Judge Kavanaugh’s record as a jurist. Rather, they pertained to his prior time as a lawyer in private practice – materials to which the objecting Democrats had no legal right nor claim on the basis of the diligence expected of a Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Indeed, Kavanaugh could have withheld them under the rules of attorney / client privilege. Why he didn’t, I cannot say.

     It has become indisputable that the left will do anything and everything to impede the Kavanaugh confirmation, or any other element of the Trump agenda. No doubt the strategy has been meticulously planned out. The question remaining is whether Congressional Republicans can withstand the pressure the legacy media will bring to bear on them. So far the indications are promising...but stay tuned.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

It seems that they have planned to have an outburst about every five minutes. I'm not watching, just listening, but it sounds like the same voice every time. I expect more of the same as the day goes on, they can't help themselves, it's who they are.