Democrat Senators Conduct Disruption Campaign at Confirmation Hearing for Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh
Summary by JW Williams
Democrats began the hearings for the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by speaking outside of regular order and arranging the presence of yelling protesters. At one point, Kavanaugh’s daughters were taken out of the hearing as tensions in the room grew.
A former lawyer for President George W. Bush released 42,000 pages of documents from Kavanaugh’s service in the Bush White House just hours before the nominee’s hearing on Tuesday morning. Senator Grassley decided to move on with Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing despite Democrats’ protestations that they need more time to review the documents. The Capitol Police said 17 demonstrators who disrupted the hearing were arrested.
Democrats, led by Chuck Schumer, plotted the protest over the holiday weekend. The hearing was disrupted several times by protesters, led by the anti-Trump and Democrat-aligned Women’s March and Linda Sarsaur, who was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct. Feminists appeared in red robes with white bonnets, like characters from A Handmaid’s Tale, claiming that Kavanaugh will take away women’s rights, saying he is “anti-abortion, anti-healthcare, and anti-women” views.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was interrupted during his opening statement by numerous Democratic senators and ny yelling from the audience.
Judge Napolitano says it was obvious that Democrats lack the votes needed to block Kavanaugh’s nomination. He summarized their strategy as: “If you can’t interfere with a nomination, let’s interfere with the process.”