Fed-up with the Democrats’ never-ending intransigence, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has effectively put an end to their recent shenanigans by filing for a cloture vote in the case of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
A cloture vote is a vote to end an ongoing debate. In a speech delivered on the Senate floor Wednesday evening, McConnell announced that the Senate would vote to end the debate on Kavanaugh’s confirmation Friday and then vote for his actual confirmation the next day.
I just filed cloture on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. There will be plenty of time for Members to review and be briefed on this supplemental material before a Friday cloture vote.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) October 4, 2018
He defended his decision by noting that the results of the FBI investigation into the SCOTUS nominee’s pasts were to be released soon. He was right. A copy of the results were slated to be available for review at the Senate’s Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility as early as Thursday morning.
“Members will have the opportunity to review the investigators’ records. And, as is the standard procedure, designated Judiciary Committee staff members with the required clearances will be authorized to brief members,” McConnell said.
“There will be plenty of time for Members to review and be briefed on the supplemental material before a Friday cloture vote. So I am filing cloture on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination this evening so the process can move forward, as I indicated earlier this week.”
The reactions to the Senate majority leader’s announcement were mixed. For every triumphant cry of joy from conservatives, there was an equally sorrowful ululation of horror from liberals, including even failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, Brian Fallon.
Observe the tears below:
Tomorrow, we take to the streets https://t.co/DjkrhMkZzz
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) October 4, 2018
This is horrible and earth shattering news!
— Ivy Moore (@docsoc99) October 4, 2018
It’s difficult not to go running thru the streets yelling and screaming, “this is all so wrong!”
— Sarah Crutcher (@crutcher_sarah) October 4, 2018
This is so stressful! pic.twitter.com/Xaeh0Yocn5
— Crispy Waffles (@Bhuddababe) October 4, 2018
I am panicking. Totally and completely. I can’t even. pic.twitter.com/LtsGs3tuG3
— Jill Kaiser Adams ???❄? (@Mafhoney) October 4, 2018
Now take a look at the cheers from enthused conservatives:
Bless you Mitch for standing tall.
Bring the seat all the way .. Let’s get him seated.
— DK (@Godwouldcare) October 4, 2018
2018: the year after hating them for decades, I love cocaine Mitch and Lindsey Graham. What strange times we live in.
— Boo Yourself Platypus (@PlatypusCovfefe) October 4, 2018
I’m a conservative who’s been pretty harsh on GOP Senate leadership the last several years. But I commend you for standing with the President and Judge Kavanaugh through this blatant attempt to assassinate his character by the #Democrats. Well done. #ConfirmKavanaugh
— Keith James (@BlackMagic63) October 4, 2018
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— Roy Schuhmacher ?? (@RoySchuhmacher) October 4, 2018
— Igor Schatz (@Copernicus2013) October 4, 2018
Twitter dot com right now:
IT’S HAPPENING pic.twitter.com/b8tCXGkGv7
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) October 4, 2018
Regarding Fallon and his peers, they appear to be suffering from a particularly acute case of Trump Anxiety Disorder. There’s no other explanation for their trepidation over a qualified SCOTUS nominee being confirmed to the high court, particularly light of the FBI investigation’s telling results.
“The White House has found no corroboration of the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after examining interview reports from the FBI’s latest probe into the judge’s background, according to people familiar with the matter,” The Wall Street Journal reported early Thursday morning.
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