Well, we all know the Democrats want to block the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. The judge has been subjected to a vicious character assassination campaign from the Left. At the 11thhour, sexual misconduct allegations were dropped. There are three allegations that are without evidence or witnesses. The Democrats want an FBI investigation, though they’ve already made up their mind eons ago. Hence, the reason why the GOP never entertained their BS motions for more documents or the initial call for such an investigation. We all knew they would oppose. Then, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) decided to muck up the works by voting to advance the nomination, but only if they delay the final vote until after such a supplemental review by the FBI can be conducted. The ire he earned from the GOP base is much deserved. An already super unpopular senator decided to stab his party in the back. Luckily, he’s not running for re-election—and he cannot get the hell out of our lives fast enough. Across the aisle, prior to the Trump White House being forced to sign off on a weeklong investigation, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) decided to go even further, filing an injunction to block the final vote. This was reported on September 26 (via Politico):
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)…announced that he's seeking an injunction in federal court designed to stop a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh, asserting an obstruction of his constitutional duty to advise and consent on nominees.
Merkley's filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia comes as Senate Republicans vow to push ahead with a vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee in the coming days — and hours before a landmark hearing slated with Christine Blasey Ford, who has alleged a decades-old sexual assault by Kavanaugh.
Merkley's bid for an injunction hinges on the Senate's constitutional duty to provide advice and consent on nominees and charges that he's been prevented from fulfilling that due to the withholding of records on Kavanaugh's past service in the George W. Bush administration.
The documents from Kavanaugh’s time as White House Secretary under Bush were the first salvo in the delay game. The pages of documents that would have to have been reviewed would have been astronomical—and that was the point. The Left wants to run out the clock, use this nomination fight to animate the base, retake Congress, and nix this bid to have a solid conservative majority on the Court for the next generation. Now, why would Merkley be the one taking this to court? Sounds like he might be considering running for presidentor something—oh, wait; he is
Editor's Note: Thanks to all who point out the glaring error in the first sentence. Obviously, I meant to say Democrats...it's been a very long couple of days filled with left wing nonsense the likes of which we've never seen. Mental slips will occur. Appreciate the TH reader base for catching the error.