McConnell’s comments Thursday on the Senate floor decrying “mob behavior” advanced an election-season argument Republicans unveiled last week.
The complaints landed with Roberts because of his role as chief justice of the United States, not because Kavanaugh is now a member of the Supreme Court. A judge on that court asked Roberts last week to refer the complaints to another court – saying they shouldn’t be handled by the same judges who served with Kavanaugh. The ethics complaints have still followed Kavanaugh, however, despite the Senate’s 50-48 vote to confirm him Saturday after one of the ugliest, most contentious judicial confirmation processes ever. And second, Donald Trump, isn’t he the guy who has everyone chanting “lock her up” ‘lock her up?’ Oh boy!
At the time, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the American people should have a say in the direction of the court, meaning no judge should be confirmed until a new president is elected.
What’s unclear is whether GOP unity is enough to preserve the GOP power in Congress.
“Hoyer and Pelosi have been measuring the drapes for years now only to come away empty-handed”, said Jesse Hunt, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, the House GOP’s campaign arm.
Then on Saturday, Democratic Sen.
Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor, had told…
“You could see he was just – he couldn’t believe that this could be happening”.
Republicans are madder about the Kavanaugh controversy than Democrats are and more determined to vote in the upcoming elections because of it.
“On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the bad pain and suffering you have been forced to endure”, Mr Trump said at the jurist’s White House swearing-in ceremony. Trump declared at his swearing in ceremony that the judge had been “proven innocent”.