The Senate Judiciary Committee recommended along party lines that Judge Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed to serve on the Supreme Court, but Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who has been targeted by leftist protestors and his own indecisiveness, said his vote is conditioned on a week-long FBI investigation. Meantime, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, also called for a week of FBI probing.
That means this thing will probably have to be delayed.
Let me tell you, senators, how that plays out. While the FBI is doing an “investigation,” which will inevitably change nothing since they’ll mainly be asking people questions who have already been questioned, Democrats will be busy bees. They’ll dig up anyone who can say anything negative at all about Kavanaugh. They will demand additional FBI investigations of other complaints. They will complain that the FBI investigation is not “thorough.”
In short, they will throw as much excrement on the wall as they can find to make it look too unattractive for Flake, Susan Collins, or Lisa Murkowski to vote yes.
This is not an investigation. I had argued several days ago to do an FBI probe, just get it done. But now things have gone on too long, and it’s too clear what’s going on. The FBI investigation is a tool to be used – we may not even know exactly how – to sink this nomination.
A charge that has nothing to support it has been leveled. It’s been talked about, witnesses have been interviewed, and the accuser and accused have testified. This doesn’t need another week.
Flake and Murkowski are suckers who have stumbled into the Democrats’ trap. I say call a vote anyway. Let’s see if Flake wants to singlehandedly prevent a conservative majority on the court.