And now we know:
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 10, 2018
So Ken Starr’s dictation boy is going to be the next Supreme Court Justice. The guy who helped Ken Starr write the report to impeach Bill Clinton now up for Supreme Court.
One of the probably more salient points in Kavanaugh’s favor is that Kavanaugh says NOW that Clinton should not have had to face down an investigation DURING his presidency.
And boom: the Little Kremlin-on-the-Potomac is now politicized at the SCOTUS.
OK, but here’s some otherwise bright news in a grim environment. These Senators turned down the Orange Menace’s invite to the announcement:
- SUSAN COLLINS
- LISA MURKOWSKI
- RAND PAUL
- JOE DONNELLY
- JOE MANCHIN
- HEIDI HEITKAMP
So, Scissorheads, if any of these people are YOUR senator, get on the phone with their local office tonight, and to their DC office tomorrow. These are the ones, for whatever reason, can be persuaded to not support Kavanaugh’s nomination.
BOSTON GLOBE: “During her 21 years in the Senate, Collins has voted for judicial nominees put forward by Republican presidents nearly 99 percent of the time, according to a Globe analysis of more than 500 of her roll-call votes for Supreme Court, circuit court of appeals, district court, and other judicial appointments.”
The DNC sent a blast email out noting of the 34 testimonials the White House sent out backing Kavanaugh, 34 were men and 0 were women.
Politico put together a cheat sheet on Kavanaugh’s position on topics of the day.
Also from Tiger Beat: Senate swing votes prepare for SCOTUS onslaught, lists many of the public statements from the Senators, above.