Pop some popcorn and call in sick to work: the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh began this morning, and you won’t want to miss a single minute of the slanderous action! It all gets rolling when Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley makes the opening statement, followed by ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, and then statements by all 21 of the remaining committee members.
After a lunch break to recuperate from the excitement, at 2:30 p.m., Sen. Rob Portman, Condoleezza Rice and Supreme Court lawyer Lisa Blatt will each make statements introducing Kavanaugh, who will finally get to say something just before the committee adjourns for the day. The questioning doesn’t get underway until tomorrow.
Ken Klukowski at Breitbart.com reports that the Senators have been supplied with 12 years’ worth of Kavanaugh’s DC Court of appeals opinions, running about 10,000 pages; over 100 pages of written answers to their questions with 17,000 pages of attachments, and over 400,000 pages so far of “additional document pages associated with Kavanaugh from his years of public service.” Yet Democrats still complain that they haven’t been supplied with enough documents! Do you seriously believe any of them have even made a dent on reading the documents they have? The Affordable Care Act was only a couple of thousand pages, and they had to pass that without reading it to find out what was in it.
Just spend two minutes reading over Kavanaugh’s resume, and you’ll see that he’s one of the most staggeringly well-qualified people ever nominated to the Court. Yet outside the Senate, protesters who know nothing about him (and who apparently don’t even have jobs to go to on a Tuesday morning) are carrying signs vilifying him, while inside, his qualifications for his job will be attacked by people whose qualifications for their own jobs are virtually nonexistent.
This is how we vet Supreme Court Justices now. I credit the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, who made the name “Bork” into a verb.