Even for a Washington atmosphere that has been silly, embarrassing, and chaotic for most of the last two years, Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh turned into one of the most ludicrous displays of left-wing mania we’ve seen outside the streets of Berkeley, California. Democrats know damn well that they don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of stopping the inevitable here, so they’ve determined to use this hallowed ground to make an absolute spectacle of themselves…with a little bit of help from the idiot protesters dressed up as characters from Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Not more than a minute or two after the hearing began, Sens. Kamala Harris and Richard Blumenthal tried to disrupt the proceedings with a host of objections that were obviously planned.
“We cannot possibly move forward,” Harris protested, saying that the Judiciary Committee had only just been given 42,000 documents in relation to Kavanaugh’s work in the Bush White House.
No one told her that it didn’t really matter, considering that her vote – and that of every other Democrat – is already every bit as planned as these outbursts. Each one of those documents could detail Kavanaugh’s rich personal history of hating guns, despising New York real estate billionaires, and pining away for open borders and it wouldn’t change the calculation one iota. This isn’t about determining where Kavanaugh stands; it’s about RESISTING the president. One document or 42,000; it’s all the same.
While Blumenthal, Harris, and (late to the party, but still there) Cory Booker did their best to keep the hearing from moving forward, the left-wing loons in the peanut gallery cheered them on and shouted.
“This is the first confirmation hearing subject to mob rule,” mused Sen. John Cornyn, the Republican from Texas. He said Democrats would be “held in contempt of court” if they acted this way in a courtroom.
This wasn’t a courtroom, though, and you could tell that by the fact that legal issues were barely being discussed. As we said, this had nothing to do with Kavanaugh’s viability for the Supreme Court seat; it didn’t really even have anything to do with defeating his nomination, which Democrats know they cannot do. This was about making a scene and then being able to go back to their constituents and brag: “Heh, you see how I smacked ‘em down up there in Washington? Now vote for me in 2020!”
If anything, this sorry display should demonstrate why this particular crop of Democrats should never be in power. Aren’t there any adults in this party anymore?