One way or another, the saga surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh will come to an end on Friday, according to new reports.
As Kavanaugh was approaching the finish line of his confirmation to the Supreme Court, the democrats predictably pulled a trick from their sleeve that they had been sitting on since the dog days of summer: A 36 year old accusation of attempted sexual conquest by Kavanaugh that supposedly occurred at a high school party.
Kavanaugh and two witnesses named by his accuser have already made official statements contradicting the story, and that the party itself even occurred, but the Senate Judiciary Committee and the President himself have both said that testimony from the accuser would go a long way to get to the bottom of the story.
Now, after prolonged negations, Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford has tentatively agreed to testify on Thursday.
The republicans will vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation on Friday, according to a new announcement.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Friday morning, less than 24 hours after Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford appear before the panel to discuss Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 30 years ago.
According to committee rules, Judiciary must schedule a committee vote three days in advance. But the committee said the vote will proceed only if a “majority of the members” of the 21-member panel are ready to vote on Friday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) can bring Kavanaugh to the floor whether the nominee gets a favorable or unfavorable recommendation. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is undecided on Kavanaugh’s nomination and is the key swing vote on the panel; Flake has not voted in the Senate this week and has not commented on his current thinking about Kavanaugh.
This has irked a number of prominent democrats, for whom the only allowable outcome would be the rescinding of Kavanaugh’s nomination due to these unverified allegations.
Unfortunately for them, the court of public opinion isn’t actually a court. Our nation will hear from Dr. Ford and from Judge Kavanaugh tomorrow, and this Constitutional process will continue once the circus tent has been dismantled.