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Flake opposes quick vote on Kavanaugh, putting confirmation in doubt

Flake opposes quick vote on Kavanaugh, putting confirmation in doubt

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  • The sexual assault incident occurred when he was in high school. It was a long time ago but it does have some bearing on his character. I am more disturbed by the Garza case. Here the judge attempted to let the time run out on the woman, forcing the woman to carry a pregnancy to term against her will

    The sexual assault incident occurred when he was in high school. It was a long time ago but it does have some bearing on his character. I am more disturbed by the Garza case. Here the judge attempted to let the time run out on the woman, forcing the woman to carry a pregnancy to term against her will and contrary to her rights. It seems as if the judge was attempting to carry out a personal agenda rather than his duties according to the law. His referral of birth control drugs as abortion inducing drugs is also disturbing. It seems as if the religious beliefs of the people seeking reproductive services are being ignored. Certainly with regards to this very sensitive issue judge Kavanaugh does not appear capable of weighing the evidence and making decisions with impartiality. Reproductive rights is not my only concern though. The issues that Senator Whitehouse brought up also gives pause for thought. Is a level playing field important with regards to meting out justice. The games played by withholding the Kavanaugh papers shows a blatant disregard for the role of the senate and public in the confirmation process. The whole thing should be thrown out and started again in a proper fashion. A flawed procedure is an unjust one.

  • There doesn't appear to much doubt this incident happened (Ford had told people about it earlier, she passed a lie detector test, etc). Why wouldn't the committee at least look into it—even if, ultimately, enough senators decide that they can look beyond what happened and confirm Kavanaugh—now that the

    There doesn't appear to much doubt this incident happened (Ford had told people about it earlier, she passed a lie detector test, etc). Why wouldn't the committee at least look into it—even if, ultimately, enough senators decide that they can look beyond what happened and confirm Kavanaugh—now that the accuser's name is known?

    It's nuts that Feinstein waited until the last minute to bring it to people's attention. But now that it's out there—why wouldn't the committee at least ask a few questions?

  • Unlike Ernie I have a good deal of doubt. At best the lie detector test means she believes her story. Notoriously fallible, easily manipulated when you are using it to support an agenda and all control is in your court.

    Every potential victim deserves voice. But everyone else deserves due process. Accusations

    Unlike Ernie I have a good deal of doubt. At best the lie detector test means she believes her story. Notoriously fallible, easily manipulated when you are using it to support an agenda and all control is in your court.

    Every potential victim deserves voice. But everyone else deserves due process. Accusations are easy. The stakes are very high.

    There are two losers here. The possible victim. And the American people. The second is clearly a victim of political grandstanding, timing information for maximum damage. If they thought the accusations were valid they would have brought them out. But even an unsubstantiated accusation can cause damage if you prepare and time it right.

  • Kavanaugh’s confirmation was all but assured a week or so ago now it seems anything could happen —agree with Ernie Sander that Sen. Feinstein really dropped the ball on this no matter what one’s political views are.

  • I think this whole mess should be tabled until the next Congress is sworn in. It isn’t going to hurt the system if we are one justice short for a few more months. I don’t see any legitimate reason for republicans to oppose.

  • This is a serious allegation about abuse of power. This woman needs to be heard.

  • This happened in High School for heavens sake. Our Lord Jesus would not be acceptable to these hypocrites. Funny how the blatant sexists Eddie Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Joey Biden and Hillary Manslaughter Clinton get free passes when Conservatives need only an ALLEGATION to convict them.

  • The Republican side of the committee needs to hear the accuser. This is not a situation where the public decides at the ballot box, the only votes are in the Senate chamber.

    They still have the majority, but ignoring this could cost them Collins and Murkowski.