On Saturday, Democrats lost their gambit to derail Brett Kavanaugh from becoming the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and he was both confirmed and sworn-in. But still, they doubled down on the crazy, not even letting a day go by before threatening further investigations and possible impeachment if they are able to win back Congress.
From Fox News:
On Saturday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced she planned to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to obtain documents related to the FBI’s supplemental probe of Kavanaugh, which senators said showed no corroboration of the decades-old sexual misconduct allegations against him. FBI background checks on judicial nominees have traditionally been kept confidential so that only senators, White House officials, and certain aides can view them.
“In purposefully limited the FBI investigation, it is clear the Republicans were not seeking the truth,” Pelosi, D-Calif., wrote in a statement. “They were seeking cover to do what they wanted to do anyway. To add insult injury they blocked the public’s access to the report.”
Um, no, “they” didn’t. Sen. Dianne Feinstein was the one who actually moved to have the report sealed.
And Congress isn’t subject to FOIA.
So no, you’re not getting it anytime soon. And maybe, just in this one case, the Trump Administration should employ the Obama response to FOIA requests. Do absolutely nothing and say sorry “confidential.”
How do they think they’re going to impeach Kavanaugh?
Well, some have convinced themselves that they’re going to be able to impeach him for “lying” during his hearing and they’ve started a petition calling for his impeachment.
Protip: that’s not how it’s done.
How do they think he lied?
One example? He said that he didn’t get into Yale Law because of legacy connections, although his grandfather went to Yale undergrad. They think that his response is somehow a lie. But Yale said his grandfather being an undergrad would not have had any influence on his admission.
How crazy is that? This is how desperate they are.
But just like with President Donald Trump, they don’t care how much they harm the country or its institutions, Democrats refuse to accept the loss.
Far-left Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), who will likely take over as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee if the Democrats take back the House, is promising to to impeach Kavanaugh.
“The Senate having failed to do its proper constitutionally mandated job of advise and consent — we are going to have to do something to provide a check and balance, to protect the rule of law and to protect the legitimacy of one of our most important institutions,” Nadler told The New York Times on Friday.
“We would have to investigate any credible allegations certainly of perjury and other things that haven’t properly been looked into before,” the ranking Judiciary Committee Democrat said in a separate interview.
That investigation, Democrats have said, could well lead to impeachment proceedings. Federal judges can be impeached by a simple majority of the House, but actually removing Justice Kavanaugh from the bench would then require a two-thirds vote of the Senate — an extraordinarily unlikely scenario. No sitting U.S. Supreme Court justice has ever been removed from the bench using this mechanism.
“If we find lies about assault against women, then we should proceed to impeach,” Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., said in an interview last week.
But this likelihood is firing up the GOP who was enraged with the Democrats shady tricks over Kavanaugh and Democrats in red states are likely to suffer big time for their “No’ votes except for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) who voted “yes.” Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MI) is now down in Missouri and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is now down by at least ten points.
Donald Trump, Jr. reminded people that the battle isn’t quite over yet.