Posted by Tina
The hearings to confirm (or reject) the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court opened today in chaos as Democrats repeatedly challenged the process in a delay and disrupt campaign initiated by Chuck Schummer. Protesters, whose screams intermittently punctuated the chaos, were quickly removed from the chamber. One protester screamed, “This is a mockery. This is a travesty of justice. Cancel Brett Kavanaugh, adjourn the hearing.” Protesters were led by members of the Women’s March, including Linda Sarsour. The hearings became so contentious and disruptive that Mrs. Kavanaugh chose to remove her children, aged ten and thirteen, from the room. Senator Dick Durban defended the uncivil proceedings in remarks praising the protesters, “What we’ve heard is the noise of democracy.” Is that what he calls it! Brett Kavanaugh had to sit through all of this hysterical nonsense. Games!
The American people are growing tired of such outburst by adults who’ve been given a specific job. The people are growing tired of protests to block and disrupt the business of the Senate in such hearings. The protesters, including Democrat leaders who engage in protest rather than performing their duties, are attempting to nullify the election outcome in defiance of the American people and the American form of government.
Unfortunately, the Democrat Party and it’s leadership have devolved into an angry activist organization. They’ve hung their hats on divide and concur tactics that pit groups against each other, defy the Constitutionally ordered process, and champion radical or fringe elements…no time for actual governance.
The time to protest and petition has passed. The election was almost two years ago. Elections have consequences. Kavanaugh was nominated by the President two months ago. Senators, their staffs, and constituents have had plenty of time to investigate and consider Kavanaugh’s record. The disruption today was nothing but a childish tantrum by a party that just can’t get over the fact that they lost in 2016.
A blow by blow account is available at Powerline.
Let the hearings commence with statements and questions for the candidate from both Democrats and Republicans, per procedure, and then let a vote be taken. The candidate, no matter whom he may be, deserves nothing less. That’s the process. That is the American way.