The Democrats are trying to pull a major stalling tactic on the confirmation vote for Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. They have requested Kavanaugh’s records for the 30 years he’s been a judge.
Up to a million documents. McConnell decided not to let that pass and he says that if they persist, he will hold the vote the day before election day, almost assuring Kavanaugh would get at least 3 Democratic votes. That’s a major advantage that the majority leader has. He can for a vote on any bill at any time, even if it hasn’t cleared its committee hearing. And Schumer is powerless to stop him.
Senate Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), are demanding documents, perhaps up to one million pages of them, spanning Kavanaugh’s career in the George W. Bush White House as he comes up for Senate consideration. Breitbart News’s Senior Legal Editor Ken Klukowski opined Friday that Schumer’s move was “merely an obstructionist tactic to push his confirmation into 2019 to harm Republicans in the midterms, and hoping to retake Senate control so they can keep the Supreme Court seat open until 2021, after the next presidential election.”
According to Politico, McConnell told Capitol Hill Republicans at meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday if the left persisted in these requests, he would delay the vote on Kavanaugh until late October or November, forcing vulnerable red state Democrats to vote up or down on Kavanaugh just before voters go to the polls. McConnell, by the same reports, reiterated his preference for a vote before the Senate’s October recess, which would allow Kavanaugh to take his seat before the opening of the Supreme Court’s main 2018-2019 session.
The bad thing is that if Kavanaugh is not seated before the October session of the court, many of the decisions can go the liberals’ way because all decisions will be 4-4 and will let the lower court’s activist judges decisions to stand. That would be a very bad thing because the next opportunity to change those rulings would not be possible until June of 2019.