Protests are now exploding all over Capitol Hill.
Courtesy of The DailyBeast:
The Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court Saturday, ending a divisive, bitter and downright ugly nomination process, marked by allegations of sexual misconduct, lying under oath and out-of-bounds youthful behavior against the man who will now fill a lifetime role on the nation’s highest court.
The final tally was 50 yes votes to 48 no ones, the closest margin for the confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice since 1881. As the Senate began casting votes, dozens of protestors began screaming, including screams of “I do not consent,” and “shame” with new people speaking out intermittently and being led as Vice President Mike Pence, who was presiding over the vote, ordered the sergeant at arms to have them removed.
Sen. Lisa Murkowksi (R-AK) was the lone Republican defector but agreed to vote present to allow for Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) to attend his daughter’s wedding in Montana without having to fly back to D.C. to cast a critical “yes” vote. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was the only Democrat to support Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Kavanaugh’s confirmation process was one of the most bitter in recent memory and it has left the Senate—and the country—in a raw and angry state.
So now it is official that we have placed yet another man credibly accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Is this what Trump meant by making America great again?
Keep in mind that he could not have accomplished this without the support of the Republicans in the Senate, which includes Susan Collins, and one lone Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
They should be asking themselves if this vote was worth the political cost.
If anything is going to drive women to the polls by the millions in 2018 it is this newly appointed Supreme Court Justice.
Update: Kavanaugh being sworn in.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 6, 2018
I see he has his wife well trained.
But then I guess if she did not do what he said he would just cover her mouth and turn up the stereo.