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Benny

Benny

Re: the Judiciary Committee meeting going on now.

Sen Blumenthal has made a motion to subpoena Mark Judge and come testify before the Committee. The 6 sentence statement is too cursory.

Benny

Grassley is reading a letter from Mark Judge, restating his denial. They have called a vote on the motion. It fails.

Benny

The official vote is scheduled now for 1:30 due to other impending business.

polarbear4

Can’t the full Senate vote stop this? Murkowski, Collins, Mnuchin?

jcitybone

If they vote against, they can. A big if though, especially for the two Republicans.

phatkhat

Manchin. Mnuchin is a totally different dick.

polarbear4

thx.i could have looked it up.

Benny

Booker and Harris left the Judiciary Cmte meeting.

No one has brought up that the ABA has strongly recommended a delay.

Benny

Orrin Hatch: we cannot allow for more smears on Judge Kavanaugh.

jcitybone

Orrin shut the f up!

orlbucfan

Orrin Hatch–someone needs to drop him in boiling oil alive. Mr. I-Hate-The-Bill-of-Rights!

Benny

What will happen with Merkeley trying to file an injunction?

jcitybone

I don’t think it has much chance. Probably more to make a point

polarbear4

The Senate can still stop this.

jcitybone

This why the Dems taking at least the House in November is crucial

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5bae3d5ee4b0b4d308d277d9?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067&utm_source=reddit.com

At least four Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are pushing to investigate, and possibly impeach, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“Someone committed perjury under oath in the Senate Judiciary Committee and I think it was Judge Kavanaugh and therefore he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and should not serve as a judge on any court,” said Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) in a comment to HuffPost Friday. Gutiérrez is retiring at the end of his term so will not be present for the next Congress.

Gutiérrez joins Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), who is the ranking member of the committee. Democrats have a strong chance of retaking the House majority in the November elections, meaning they would have the power to push forward on investigations.

polarbear4

This.

This is so enraging to so many, I just hope it is also getting through to some Trump supporters just how awful it will be to have this man on the USSC. It’s a shameful, maddening tragedy.

polarbear4

But

The top-ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler of New York, has yet to call for such an investigation. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., who unsuccessfully challenged Nadler for the ranking member position this year — and could challenge him for the chair should Democrats win back the chamber — said Tuesday evening that she was in wait-and-see mode. She told The Intercept, “I think we ought to just wait and see what the rest of the week and next week brings before we jump to conclusions.”

https://theintercept.com/2018/09/26/brett-kavanaugh-accusations-hank-johnson/<a href="http://&quot;

"before we jump to conclusions"? i'm hoping she means that K may be stopped before anything more is necessary.

magsview

These last 24 hrs have been devastating.

I agree with Joan Biskupic, I think this was a “turning point”, a turn onto a very dark road.

For Supreme Court, Kavanaugh marks partisan turning point

Judge Brett Kavanaugh delivered the angriest partisan message heard from a Supreme Court nominee in modern times.

The judge who previously served as a top aide to President George W. Bush and worked for independent counsel Ken Starr’s investigation of President Bill Clinton tossed aside his earlier judicious language of neutrality.

His declaration was the product of his personal anger, to be sure, and the move of a nominee whose professional and personal fate was on the line. But the result — of his rhetoric and the overall tenor of the nomination — means he could forever be marked as a politician on the bench rather than a neutral jurist.

His language provided a striking departure from the usual “judges as umpires” that Kavanaugh, and Chief Justice John Roberts in 2005, had invoked. Justice Neil Gorsuch, during his 2017 confirmation hearing, contended that, “There is no such thing as a Republican judge or a Democratic judge. We just have judges in this country.”

But it’s not just the Supreme Court that has been tainted by the extreme partisanship, angry bellowing, and threats of revenge.

“I know I am a single white male from South Carolina and I’ve been told shut up, but I will not shut up,” Graham, who put his fury on display during the hearing less than 24 hours earlier, said.

“Elections do matter,” he said. He later signaled he wanted to be committee’s next chairman, and that, if he did, he would hold a grudge against Democrats.

“If I am chairman, next year, if we keep the majority and Sen. Grassley moves over,” he said. “I’m going to remember this.”

“If you try to destroy somebody you will not get away with it,” Graham said.

As Graham spoke, Democrats at times mumbled to themselves and shook their heads, clearly frustrated with the senator’s partisan tone. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., seemed in disbelief with the way Graham was speaking.

jcitybone

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/opinion/article219146885.html#storylink=cpy

To the loyal, populist supporters of President Donald Trump, Kavanaugh succeeded in looking like a victim of elitist politicians. But to the rest of us, he just looked like an entitled, privileged white male, whining because he’s unaccustomed to losing anything — much less a lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest court that he always expected to get.

That Republicans probably will confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court despite what happened on Thursday says something about this country, namely that white male privilege still means a lot. But it also says something that so many Americans saw through his act and were turned off by his defensive and tearful testimony.

The white male victimhood narrative is prevalent in Republican circles these days. But as the demographics of the U.S. begin to look a lot more like those of California, it’s a narrative that clearly won’t last.

polarbear4

I can’t wait, literally. :O)

i guess the supporters might be “populist,” in a sense, though not much care for abused women, in this instance.

Trump certainly is NOT a populist, although the MSM may use the term, in a way to link the word to something awful.

jcitybone

Yeah I noticed that populist should have been crossed out

polarbear4

not your writing. also, not sure we can cross stuff out, unless you know the code. if you do, please share. :O) i work in about an hour, so won’t be around after that much, if at all.

jcitybone

No just that the author should have omitted the word

jcitybone

Graham later said that Christine Ford had a problem and destroying Kavanaugh’s career wouldn’t fix it. She needs to get therapy, he asserted.

A barrel of laughs. Assholes all of them

polarbear4

i hope viewership was way up and that the whole country and maybe world saw this for what it was.

polarbear4

Brett Kavanaugh Really, Really Likes to Perjure

Goes through 10 areas where Kavanaugh has perjured himself. He is so entitled that i doubt he gives it a second thought. Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!! Dems should have brought this up more, although i admit, they didn’t have much time.

polarbear4
orlbucfan

Jesus, Mary and Joseph!! This country has been slowly going to h3ll for a good 40+ years. So now the dumbest of the dumb fascists finally get to finish off the job they’ve been salivating over for decades. Hope they figure out that Nature/Climate Change couldn’t give a fast flying f#ck about them, their bank accounts, their beliefs or anything else associated with them. Thank gawd, I will be dead soon.

orlbucfan

And I don’t have kids!

polarbear4

Sorry, OBF, we really need you to stay around for a long while, yet. No fair leaving!

polarbear4

‘Unions Are Lying, Cheating Rats’: Leaked Video Reveals Amazon’s Belligerent Anti-Worker Tactics

phatkhat

It’s not just Amazon. Home Depot is just as bad. I’m on the watch list, LOL. In response to the praise of “I Love Capitalism”, a book by one of THDs early financiers, I read Sam Pizzigati’s book, “The Case for a Maximum Wage” openly at work on breaks. Fuck ’em all.

polarbear4

Bummer, but good for you, phatcat!

phatkhat

LOL. I love the customers and most of my co-workers, but have no use for management or the company. They know it. I make no secret of it.

phatkhat

Somehow, we all heard about Trump at the UN, but I, at least, missed what Macron said. This is good stuff if you haven’t seen it before…

We’re being left in the dust.

phatkhat

We get Kavanaugh and the French get…THIS.

Interesting that they have a MINISTER OF GENDER EQUALITY.

Even Scotland is doing something 180 degrees from America.

None of these efforts will be a quick fix, but they are at least acknowledging a problem and working to address it. The US is going the opposite way. Makes me want to cry.

polarbear4

Maybe progressive states can secede and form our own country. haha.

Benny

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