In light of yesterday's conviction of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and lawyer Michael Cohen's guilty plea, Democrats are losing their minds.
A number of Democratic Senators cancelled their meetings with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh today, citing President Trump's ties to Manafort and Cohen as the reason why. Then, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took things a step further a declared Kavanaugh's nomination should be halted indefinetely.
Judge Kavanaugh’s refusal to say a POTUS must comply w a duly issued subpoena & Mr Cohen’s implication of POTUS in a federal crime make the danger of Kavanaugh's nomination to the SCOTUS abundantly clear.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 22, 2018
It's a game changer & Chairman Grassley should delay confirmation hearings
At this moment in our nation's history, the Senate should not confirm a man to the bench who believes presidents are virtually beyond accountability, even in criminal cases; that they are essentially above the law and only Congress can check a president's power. #WhatsAtStake— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 22, 2018
The usual suspects piled on.
Americans don't want a president who is an unindicted co-conspirator in a crime to have the power to appoint someone to the Supreme Court. We should not proceed with Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 22, 2018
Trump's personal lawyer has sworn under oath that POTUS directed him to commit a federal crime.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 22, 2018
The Senate must reject any SCOTUS nominee from a president who is an alleged criminal co-conspirator—especially when that nominee may rule to protect Trump from any accountability.
Republicans aren't taking the bait and Senator Grassley has no plans to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing, which starts Tuesday, September 4.
??SUSAN COLLINS tells me she sees "NO BASIS" for delaying Kavanaugh hearings.— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) August 22, 2018
.@PressSec on Democrats attempting to delay the hearing for Brett Kavanaugh: "This is a desperate and pathetic attempt by Democrats to obstruct a very highly qualified nominee. The hearing date has been set for September 4th and Judge Kavanaugh will be there." pic.twitter.com/QdlbHr8pyi— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) August 22, 2018