Judicial Watch: The Fact That Senate Hasn't Voted Yet to Confirm Kavanaugh is Shameful

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Posted: Sep 25, 2018 10:05 AM
Judicial Watch: The Fact That Senate Hasn't Voted Yet to Confirm Kavanaugh is Shameful

The confirmation vote for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become the next Supreme Court Justice was delayed last week after Christine Blasey Ford accused him, without evidence, of sexual misconduct during a party in high school nearly 40 years ago. Kavanaugh, along with three other "witnesses" named by Ford, all say they weren't at the party in question. 

After a week of back and forth, in addition to political gamesmanship, Ford is scheduled to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning. Kavanaugh will also testify. 

Government watchdog Judicial Watch is slamming the entire process and encouraging voters to call their senators to end the chaos. 

"Americans should brook no further delay of a full Senate vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Let’s be clear: Leftists are trying to blow up the Senate confirmation process with shady smears. There is no legitimate reason that these last-minute allegations can’t be summarily evaluated, and a Judiciary Committee vote taken this week," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton released in a statement. "Leftist law breaking, rule breaking, violence, and disruption have already marred the public Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. One can only imagine the disruptive show trial Leftists plan with Kavanaugh’s accusers. The Senate should shut this circus down and move the Kavanaugh confirmation to a timely vote."

"Will the Senate allow its confirmation process to be turned into a search-and-destroy mission by leftist partisans? The vote to confirm can't come soon enough. That the Senate hasn't voted yet is shameful," Fitton continued. 

On the Senate floor Monday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Democrats for their ongoing antics to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation and said he will get a vote.

"Chairman Grassley has made sure the facts will be heard. Judge Kavanaugh and the American people deserve nothing less. And I want to make it perfectly clear, Judge Kavanaugh will be voted on here on the Senate floor. Up or down, on the Senate floor, this fine nominee to the Supreme Court will receive a vote in this Senate in the near future," McConnell said.