Democrats Call for Delay in Kavanaugh Confirmation
Democratic party leaders are calling for a delay in the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until the Mueller investigation is complete.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has urged Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley to postpone Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, which he had previously scheduled for next month.
Schumer is backed by a number of key senate Democrats including Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).
“Today, it is undeniable that documents of clear public interest are being hidden from the American people. Documents that would shed a light on both his views and his fitness to serve on our Nation’s highest court. Wearing blinders in this moment is fundamentally incompatible with our constitutional obligation to provide advice and informed consent.” — Leahy
Many of the most vocal opponents of the hearing are themselves members of the Judiciary Committee, which is responsible for reviewing, overseeing, and conducting the confirmation hearing.
Consensus is rapidly growing throughout the country that a man with so many associates under investigation or convicted should not be able to nominate someone to the Supreme Court that would eventually be involved in decisions regarding those very same investigations.
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