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Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday vowed to be a “a neutral and impartial arbiter” if confirmed to the Supreme Court, after a chaotic first day of hearings on Capitol Hill amid political theatrics and protests from Democrats.
“If confirmed to the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case,” Kavanaugh said. “I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich. I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law.”
Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings started Tuesday and are set to continue through the week.
Before he spoke, Kavanaugh was introduced by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman and attorney Lisa Blatt – a liberal Democrat who said she voted for Hillary Clinton for president but supports Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Democrats, in their opening remarks Tuesday, sounded the alarm about Kavanaugh’s past work in Republican politics, including as a lawyer in George W. Bush’s White House.
But Kavanaugh said Tuesday, “I don’t decide cases based on personal or policy preferences.”
Earlier Tuesday, protests from Democratic lawmakers and demonstrators delayed the formal start of proceedings by more than an hour. Within moments of Tuesday's confirmation hearing kickoff, top Democrats tried to sideline the session with a rapid-fire string of objections concerning access to the nominee's records.
The spectacle underscored the political nature of the confirmation hearings, coming two months before the midterms and as some senators gear up for a possible 2020 presidential run against President Trump. Several of those senators led the charge Tuesday in objecting to Kavanaugh.
When Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley first tried to deliver opening remarks, Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris raised objections to the committee just receiving a batch of 42,000 documents relating to the nominee's work with past administrations.
“We cannot possibly move forward," Harris, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential contender, said.
Grassley told her she was "out of order," but other Democrats chimed in to back up Harris, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who moved to adjourn.
This prompted applause from some in the audience, and touched off protests and shouting. Then, after New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker added his voice complaining of a "rush," Grassley countered: “I think you are taking advantage of my decency and my integrity.”
The chaos led Republican Sen. John Cornyn to remark, "This is the first confirmation hearing subject to mob rule." The Texas senator suggested Democrats would be “held in contempt of court” if they behaved that way in a court of law.
More than an hour and 15 minutes after the hearing began, Grassley moved past Democratic attempts to delay and finally delivered his opening statement, over the sustained shouts of protesters who were being escorted out of the room.
"Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most qualified nominees – if not the most qualified nominee – I have seen," Grassley said.
The disruptions continued as lawmakers attempted to make opening statements. There were 63 interruptions before the break for lunch.
They have the formula. Hearings are scheduled for Monday 24 Sep. Next alligator to crawl out of the woodwork will hit the news cycle on Tuesday 25 Sep. Then another vote delay for more hearings then ...
Amendments 6, 8, and 9 guarantee a person's innocence till PROVEN guilty in a court of law.
Christine Crazy Ford's lawyer, who is getting paid by none other than George Soros himself,, says it is NOT her responsibility to corroborate (or PROVE) her claims.
So, it's official. "Innocent till PROVEN guilty"? Nope.
"GUILTY BECAUSE WE SAID SO!!!" is the new /metoo norm. Unless you're Roman Polanksi or wild-Bill Clinton They are the exception to their rules. Which they make up as they go along.
Updates.. This is insanity on display
Yes, these people are really this stupid! They think no one will dig into this farce!
1. KAVANAUGH ACCUSER'S LAWYER IS VICE CHAIR OF SOROS FUNDED ORG OPPOSING KAVANAUGH
2. Kavanaugh Accuser Unravelling – Hit With Stiff Ultimatum After Ignoring Senate’s Inquiries http://dlvr.it/QkcTd0
3. ON THE RUN: Kavanaugh’s Accuser Goes Underground, Blows Off Senate Invite to Testify https://truepundit.com/on-the-run-kavanaughs-accuser-blows-off-sena...
4. BREAKING: According to sources Diane Feinstein's reluctance to mention the Kavanaugh accuser's letter during confirmation session is because the accuser sent a similiar letter directed at Judge Gorsuch last year. The whereabouts of the earlier letter remain a mystery.developing
6. George W. Bush is standing by Kavanaugh, reports Politico: "Laura and I have known and respected Brett Kavanaugh for decades, and we stand by our comments the night Judge Kavanaugh was nominated.” https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/18/george-bush-supports-kava...
7. Democrats refuse phone call with Kavanaugh, demand FBI probe https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/democrats-refuse-p...
8. Daily Caller Confirms Kavanaugh Protesters Given Soros Cash for Arrests; Planning 'Ugly, Ugly' Protests to 'Shut Down' Monday Hearing https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/09/report-daily-caller-confirms-kavanaugh-protesters-given-soros-cash-for-arrests-planning-ugly-ugly-protests-to-shut-down-monday-hearing/ …
9. McConnell Breaks Silence On Kavanaugh Accusations — Slams Democrats http://rviv.ly/mNAgJf
10. Liberal Daughter, Christine Blasey Ford, Of CIA Assassin Paymaster Tries To Bring Down Trump Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh; Ford’s Brother Works For Firm That Paid FusionGPS; HIDDEN AGENDA TO STOP TRUMP
Big giant pack of lies!
Kavanaugh Accuser's Classmate Deletes Claim that Everyone Knew of Misconduct
Cristina King Miranda, who says she is a former classmate of Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, has deleted her claim that everyone knew of the alleged misconduct.
Ford is accusing Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh of groping her at a house party 36 years ago when they were both teenagers in high school. After Ford came forward, she told the far-left Washington Post that Ford “told no one at the time what happened to her.”
Nevertheless, on Tuesday, Miranda tweeted that she knew both Kavanaugh and Ford and that “the incident was spoken of for days afterwards in school.”
If true, this would be a big deal. As of now, Ford says she did not tell anyone about the allegation until 2012, which means there are no contemporaneous witnesses who can come forward to claim Ford told them about this at the time.
Furthermore, even in 2012, Ford did not tell her therapist the name of the man who allegedly assaulted her. She only spoke of the incident and a classmate who is now a big deal in Washington, DC. Basically, Ford did not accuse Kavanaugh by name until he was nominated to the Supreme Court.
Look at her H.S. yearbooks they thought they'd scrubbed from the internet. Get this out there.
On Monday Sept. 17th, Christine Blasey Ford’s high school yearbooks suddenly disappeared from the web. I read them days before, knew they would be scrubbed, and saved them. Why did I know they would be scrubbed? Because if roles were reversed, and Christine Blasey Ford had been nominated for the Supreme Court by President Trump, the headline by the resistance would be this:
CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD AND THE DRUNKEN WHITE PRIVILEGED RACIST PLAYGIRLS OF HOLTON-ARMS.
The whole yearbook should be re-posted. It tends to explain why she doesn't remember critical details of her accusation.
I asked some time ago....was she also drinking, as I think that matters.
JG, This girl apparently slept with 64 guys from her high school years into college. She was a drunken party wh**re
A 2nd Witness Destroys Narrative, Denies All Accusations Against Kavanaugh
Kavanaugh's Accuser Agrees to Testimony...But Not by the Deadline
The attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh, sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Thursday afternoon saying her client is still willing to testify, but not by the Monday deadline and given a number of conditions.
"I would like to set up a call with you later today to discuss the conditions under which Dr. Christine Blasey Ford would be prepared to testify next week. As you are aware, she has been receiving death threats, which have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and she and her family have been forced out of their home," the letter states. "She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety. A hearing on Monday is not possible and the Committee's insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event. Dr. Ford has asked me to let you know that she appreciates the various options you have suggested. Her strong preference continues to be for the Senate Judiciary Committee to allow for a full investigation prior to her testimony."
From Grassley’s office:
“We have no power to commandeer an executive branch agency into conducting our due diligence. The job of assessing and investigating a nominee's qualifications in order to decide whether to consent to the nomination is ours, and ours alone,” Grassley said in the letter.
Grassley has invited Democrats to participate in the Committee’s investigation into allegations involving Judge Brett Kavanaugh brought to Ranking Member Feinstein’s attention in July, but only shared with the rest of the Judiciary Committee after Feinstein passed them off to the FBI last week.
“As is standard practice, we invited the Minority staff to participate and ask Judge Kavanaugh its own questions, but the Minority staff declined. The Majority staff has also sought to set up interviews with Dr. Ford, Mark Judge and two other alleged witnesses. The Minority staff is welcome to participate in the investigative process as well, but it has thus far declined.”
Grassley is not going to bend. Flake, Collins and Rubio have said if Ford doesn’t appear Monday, the entire controversy is moot. This has backfired bigly on the Dems. Grassley gets a ton of credit for calling their bluff.