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Democrats push for 11th hour delay on Kavanaugh vote while Repubs worry about midterms

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While Democrats are aggressively pushing to delay a vote in the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, some Republicans are secretly worried how the media-driven spectacle will affect their chances for re-election in the November midterms.

Keep in mind that not voting to confirm Kavanaugh on the basis of a decades-old, 11th hour accusation will anger the GOP base and make it more likely Republicans who don’t support the SCOTUS nominee will be voted out of office.

“It’s not clear yet if Christine Ford’s charges could stall or derail Kavanaugh’s nomination. But the Senate now floats in a grey area,” Fox News reported. “It’s a little bit like what happened when Anita Hill came forth in 1991. And with the midterms around the corner, Republicans worry privately about missteps with Kavanaugh and Ford could reverberate at the ballot box.”

 

Here’s what we know so far: Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he’s open to listening to Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, “ahead of Thursday’s scheduled vote.”

Similarly, Senator Lindsey Graham said he’s happy to “hear from Ms. Ford, but it should be done immediately so the process can continue as scheduled.”

However, Arizona senator Jeff Flake — a Trump-bashing Republican who is not running for re-election — said he wants to delay the vote. “I’m uncomfortable moving forward with a yes vote until we hear from (Ford),” said Flake, who reportedly wants to run against Trump for president in 2020.

Similarly, Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins — who has received numerous death and rape threats from liberals if she votes for Kavanaugh — said she’s undecided on what she’ll do.

“I’m going to be talking with my colleagues,” Senator Collins told reporters, as BizPac Review has reported.

“What is puzzling to me is the Democrats — by not bringing this out earlier after having had this information for more than six weeks — have managed to cast a cloud of doubt on both the professor and the judge.”

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The U.S. Senate has 51 Republicans and 47 Democrats. Two seats are held by Independents like Bernie Sanders, who caucus with the Democrats (so it’s basically 51-49).

While the GOP has enough votes to pass Brett Kavanaugh with a simple majority, some are worried how their vote will affect their re-election bids.

If Democrats win control of the House, it’s almost a done deal that they will launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump even though he has committed no impeachable offenses.

And the Robert Mueller investigation into “Russian collusion” has yielded no evidence of collusion to date.

If the GOP retains control of the Senate, the impeachment (even if approved by the House) will die on the Senate floor. However, if Dems take control of the Senate, there’s going to be an ugly political battle the likes of which we have never seen.

Then, there’s this:

Don’t forget:

Hey Dems, whatever happened to your supposed investigation of the multiple assault accusations against DNC deputy chairman Keith Ellison?

Patriots, please vote on November 6. America’s future depends on you.

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Samantha Chang

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