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Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote Is Delayed For FBI Investigation

By The Wall Street Journal

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  • Properly vetting a nominee to the Supreme Court should always involve an FBI investigation. Not a partisan issue.

  • I'm disappointed, but hardly surprised. This whole hearing was a sham and that they forced Dr. Blasey Ford to go through the trauma, pain, and ridicule present here is despicable, since there's no evidence at all that they were going to do more than pretend to listen. Kavanaugh's testimony and behavior

    I'm disappointed, but hardly surprised. This whole hearing was a sham and that they forced Dr. Blasey Ford to go through the trauma, pain, and ridicule present here is despicable, since there's no evidence at all that they were going to do more than pretend to listen. Kavanaugh's testimony and behavior yesterday was appalling. This entire country should be ashamed of itself.

  • The radical lefts’s sideshow is coming to a close, curtains are drawing in and Kavanaugh will be approved. Shameful tactics being employed, I hope people can turn their party alignment voices off and objectively see this for what it is.

  • Oh Sen. Flake. I just love how he always claims and whines how he is the reasonable voice of the GOP. I say he is the pawn and he knows it. I am not surprised the game that was played here. It was simply optics by the GOP to make it seem they cared and listen to Dr. Ford. Now her mental and emotional

    Oh Sen. Flake. I just love how he always claims and whines how he is the reasonable voice of the GOP. I say he is the pawn and he knows it. I am not surprised the game that was played here. It was simply optics by the GOP to make it seem they cared and listen to Dr. Ford. Now her mental and emotional wounds are now resurrected and no justice.

    So what’s next? That is the big question. Well I am willing to say, The Senate and The House will be taken over by the Progressive/Democrats. They will review the other classified 90% of Kavanaugh’s background. He and the GOP will be exposed. Then Kavanaugh will be impeachment while on the SCOTUS bench.

    Now as far as the message was sent to young girls and women from The GOP, “If a man is high up and accused, women don’t bother coming forward.” This is where we are America and we have to now ask ourselves, can we change this sick system?

  • Prior to this, because of filibuster, and a requirement of usually the cooperation of 60 senators, most extreme or unqualified candidates would not make it this far into the process. With the visible failures of the executive branch, and now both the judiciary and the legislative branches of the United

    Prior to this, because of filibuster, and a requirement of usually the cooperation of 60 senators, most extreme or unqualified candidates would not make it this far into the process. With the visible failures of the executive branch, and now both the judiciary and the legislative branches of the United States government, the State’s credibility is going down the drain. This is going to have long-term ramifications, for who comes to the United States, what kind of talent we can retain or even attract. Partisans are placing sectarian concerns over the well-being of the state. Myself, I am looking at Germany, and other states as alternatives to raise my family, in case this current trajectory continues.

  • His last name is FLAKE for a reason. I knew he was going to cave. I just knew it. First he's undecided, then he's decided, and then two random nobodies get in his face and suffendly he questions everything he believes. What an utter moron.

  • ‪Looks like there’s no light at the end of this tunnel. Just a dimly lit bulb to a Republican’s dorm room where their fellow constituents lay in wait to block the exit...trapping Americans inside as we struggle to claw our way out.‬

  • what drama!! was it the right move from democrats to bring Dr. Ford to the hearings now if any member of congress votes No it will definitely mean that they are accusing him of a crime that he may not committed and in the process ending his judicial career and families reputation . I believe if they

    what drama!! was it the right move from democrats to bring Dr. Ford to the hearings now if any member of congress votes No it will definitely mean that they are accusing him of a crime that he may not committed and in the process ending his judicial career and families reputation . I believe if they had asked Dr. Ford last July to proceed to the courts for due process they might had a chance to delay hearings but they didn’t which obviously means there are no solid evidence against the nominated judge. I liked the drama that was unfolding yet questioned the value of such hearings towards an affective supreme justice.

  • Two big pieces that I’ve felt from these hearings:

    1. It felt like every sexual assault survivor was put on trial during Dr. Ford’s testimony. Their bravery to actually come forward with the truth (which is unfortunately little to none in a realistic sense thanks to the terrible powers that directly

    Two big pieces that I’ve felt from these hearings:

    1. It felt like every sexual assault survivor was put on trial during Dr. Ford’s testimony. Their bravery to actually come forward with the truth (which is unfortunately little to none in a realistic sense thanks to the terrible powers that directly and indirectly aim to shut them down) feels like it’s hanging in the balance.

    2. The blocking of confirming Merrick Garland was basically caused by Republicans’ ruthlessness. At this point in time, Democrats seem to be learning more and more on the right side of history (in terms of fighting for those losing equal status) and this hearing is an opportunity to unleash the ruthlessness the party needs to not just battle back in the political realm, but to actually battle back as a Congressional system as a whole FOR EQUALITY.

    It’s been an emotional week, and I want to be optimistic that survivors like myself will be believed, respected, and cared for in the end. I just don’t know how optimistic I can be right now.

  • Should have happened last week. The tactics used by the Democrats to try and delay the vote is appalling. If this was to seek justice, it should have been reported decades ago. If this was civic duty, it should have been done during Judge Kav's 1st appointment

  • Congratulations democrats for your accomplishments over the last several months in particular! Shall we recap? Let’s take a look at just a few highlights:

    Divided the nation against LEOs

    Divided the nation based on gender

    Tried to hijack an election

    Rigged the DNC in favor of a woman candidate

    Ruined

    Congratulations democrats for your accomplishments over the last several months in particular! Shall we recap? Let’s take a look at just a few highlights:

    Divided the nation against LEOs

    Divided the nation based on gender

    Tried to hijack an election

    Rigged the DNC in favor of a woman candidate

    Ruined two peoples lives by grossly mishandling claims of sexual assault by SC nominee

    Hijacked the BLM Movement

    Hijacked the MeToo Movement

    Destroyed public confidence in the Supreme Court

    Committed Federal crimes in leaking classified information in attempts to smear the President

    Openly advocating treason and sedition against a sitting President

  • Ford lied about not flying, yet she had taken many recent trips via air. But she needed to drive to DC. Once caught in a lie, I believe little of what she had to say. Her actions I find so offensive that I am ashamed of being a woman. Dems divide us by color, now gender. Disgusting! PLUS WE ARE WASTING

    Ford lied about not flying, yet she had taken many recent trips via air. But she needed to drive to DC. Once caught in a lie, I believe little of what she had to say. Her actions I find so offensive that I am ashamed of being a woman. Dems divide us by color, now gender. Disgusting! PLUS WE ARE WASTING FBI RESOURCES FOR THIS NONSENSE.

  • President Trump should have nominated Hillary Rodham Clinton for SCOTUS, then she would have been investigated by the F.B.I at least 8 times.

    This was the Greatest Scam, The Greatest show on earth which even P.T. Barnum would have never even thought off, it's a hammer to the head of our collective Americans

    President Trump should have nominated Hillary Rodham Clinton for SCOTUS, then she would have been investigated by the F.B.I at least 8 times.

    This was the Greatest Scam, The Greatest show on earth which even P.T. Barnum would have never even thought off, it's a hammer to the head of our collective Americans, and our collective intellectual minds, it,s really such a pity and shame that this week's political circus probably scored higher ratings then the previous Super Bowl for all the wrong reasons.

    Too many friends from all over the world, Great Britain, Japan, Thailand, Germany, Spain, even Moscow, are asking, what the heck are you Americans doing???

    This was never about LAW and ORDER, Due Process, if so, Feinstein D-CA would be held for obstruction of justice. It was an "All Out" character assassination of an innocent man, not matter what side of the aisle you are loyal to?

    She now walks away with $900'000 and Judge Kavanaugh is left in limbo for a week, do people really believe that even 1 Democrat will vote yes even after F.B.I investigation #8?

    Absolutely NOT!!!

    Be very careful what you ask for in life, The FBI has already began a full investigation, again, however, this time with a focus into Dr. Ford's life, and what has come out in the past 20 hours is already outstanding, and not outstandingly good for Dr.Ford. I truly hope her life, soul, family, career, reputation is worth the $900,000 she received from the Dems and GoFundme. As of next week, Judge Kavanaugh,s background check will be fine again for the 8th time, however for Dr.Ford, not so good, plus she won't have the Dems defending her in the week ahead, she's already old news and a pending liability for the Dems.

    What's even more worrisome are the real victims of sexual assault and violence, it's been diluted into a total disrespect of human character, I am truly embarrassed and ashamed of our political leaders and the shady backdrop of kill, destroy and have no remorse whatsoever, it sends a very dangerous and vile message!!!!

    A lot of family, my son, my brother, my uncle, and many friends are in law enforcement and equally split down the middle, half Dems, half Rep, and all agreed, this was the Greatest travesty which could have been done to a Great American like Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his family..

    Thank You and God Truly Bless America...

    Joseph Nodarse

  • This is the right thing to do. Anyone that opposes this nomination needs to think deeply as to what they are wishing. Making allegations of this level without proof / strong evidence is a deep concern to everyone in this country. Think deeply....

  • Is it possible Flake’s conscience is getting to him?

  • Democrats need better strategists running the show. Liberal values may no longer exist in the near future.

  • Democrats should be ashamed. He has been a respected lawyer and judge for decades. They simply didn’t agree with his politics. That isn’t the way it is supposed to work.

    The Republicans confirmed two very left-wing judges, one of who had never been a judge before, before holding the third off for the

    Democrats should be ashamed. He has been a respected lawyer and judge for decades. They simply didn’t agree with his politics. That isn’t the way it is supposed to work.

    The Republicans confirmed two very left-wing judges, one of who had never been a judge before, before holding the third off for the election.

    Political, of course, but not totally unprecedented. It was also a calculated risk. They could have ended up with a much more liberal judge than Garland if Clinton won.

    This was just sad. The claim against him is totally uncorroborated, and her memory of the details around the event are almost nonexistent.

    He has had an unblemished career as a lawyer and a judge. Every woman who has worked for him speaks very highly of him, and every man for that matter. To attack him for an allegation from high school is ridiculous.

    Republicans aren’t blameless, but they won the election. As I said, they went along with the first two of Obama’s nominees. The Rs deserve the same respect.

  • Our country is deeply flawed if we support a process that puts this person into a lifetime position of power. There are better qualified candidates out there.

  • A FRIEND SENT ME THIS: May I remind Senator Flake of his own words in a speech on the senate floor, and ask him why those words don't matter anymore. Were you just grandstanding Senator Flake? Did you really mean what you said? Because your actions today say otherwise...

    This is from his October 2017

    A FRIEND SENT ME THIS: May I remind Senator Flake of his own words in a speech on the senate floor, and ask him why those words don't matter anymore. Were you just grandstanding Senator Flake? Did you really mean what you said? Because your actions today say otherwise...

    This is from his October 2017 speech

    Flake denounced the "complicity" of his own party in what he called an "alarming and dangerous state of affairs" under Trump, blaming the President for setting the tone. In his speech, Flake assailed a "flagrant disregard for truth or decency" and attacked a "regular and casual undermining of our democratic norms."

    "When such behavior emanates from the top of our government, it is something else: It is dangerous to a democracy," Flake said.

    Flake said he did not enjoy sparring with Trump. "If I have been critical, it's not because I relish criticizing the behavior of the President of the United States," Flake said. "If I have been critical, it is because I believe that it is my obligation to do so, as a matter of duty and conscience."

    Flake went on to say that history would judge those who did not speak up. "The notion that one should stay silent as the norms and values that keep America strong are undermined and as the alliances and agreements that ensure the stability of the entire world are routinely threatened by the level of thought that goes into 140 characters -- the notion that one should say and do nothing in the face of such mercurial behavior is ahistoric and, I believe, profoundly misguided."

  • Everyone wants our future Judges to represent their point of each future issue that will be voted on. I think it is sad to see what each nominee has to go through in order to be selected. I think we can keep screening our future Judges. I also think that all future screenings should protect the dignity

    Everyone wants our future Judges to represent their point of each future issue that will be voted on. I think it is sad to see what each nominee has to go through in order to be selected. I think we can keep screening our future Judges. I also think that all future screenings should protect the dignity of each candidate. What message are we communicating when someone dignity gets thrown out the window?

  • Ok, she is definitely a credible source & he may not be as guilty as we’ve come to “think”, BUT therein lies his lies and truth be told there are some. On that basis alone, toss him. Next. We need to, 1- restore our credibility and respect in the international theatre & 2- vehemently be mindful of the

    Ok, she is definitely a credible source & he may not be as guilty as we’ve come to “think”, BUT therein lies his lies and truth be told there are some. On that basis alone, toss him. Next. We need to, 1- restore our credibility and respect in the international theatre & 2- vehemently be mindful of the real possibility of a woman’s right to choose being taken from us.

    NOT unequivocally supporting ABORTION, but maintaining a WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE. Look at the reverberations my fellow countrymen! We’d be back to the “good-ole-boy” days 100% and placing women back into the shackles of bondage.

    K’s demeanor spoke volumes!

    Let’s just hope this FBI investigation is not rushed through in the name of “fake” justice.

  • OMG... they won (Dems). So many more will make claims... each will need an investigation, and a month from now we'll still be "invesigating". If it makes sense for this one why wouldn't it be the same sense for all. SOOO REDICULOUS !!

  • God bless Jeff Flake. Regardless of how this ends, he did the right thing at the right time.

  • I find it very interesting that now that an FBI investigation may happen depending on Senator McConnells decision on this recommendation there are some people already calling this a farce- on both sides!

    I am curious as to whether this investigation applies only to Dr. Ford’s allegations or God forbid

    I find it very interesting that now that an FBI investigation may happen depending on Senator McConnells decision on this recommendation there are some people already calling this a farce- on both sides!

    I am curious as to whether this investigation applies only to Dr. Ford’s allegations or God forbid credence is given to Ms. Ramirez and Ms Swetneck’s unsubstantiated claims.

    If the FBI finds nothing, can we please get back to the basics. I’m not trying to make light of Dr. Ford’s claims and hopefully the FBI could by chance unearth something that would give her peace of mind. Both families are “owed” this.

  • Absolutely disgusting!!!

  • He is already proven to be honest thru the testimony of many! Including several background checks by the FBI

  • It’s a week. ALOT can happen. Friday felt like 100 years.

  • They tried to tank him on groping allegations. That didn’t work. Then it was shoving his dick in a girl’s face. That didn’t work, so they moved on to gang rape. That didn’t work. Now, another delay, which means more baseless accusations will likely surface. This time they’ll allege he murdered a girl

    They tried to tank him on groping allegations. That didn’t work. Then it was shoving his dick in a girl’s face. That didn’t work, so they moved on to gang rape. That didn’t work. Now, another delay, which means more baseless accusations will likely surface. This time they’ll allege he murdered a girl and raped her corpse. And when that doesn’t work, they’ll say he kidnapped a bunch of fat chicks, skinned them, and made a girl suit out of their hides that he wears wears while dancing around his basement. What a complete and total crock of shit. #HoldTheVote

  • WTactualF is wrong with the US? When are citizens going to turn their brains back on and resist this brainwashing that has successfully devided the nation.

    This deeply entrenched polarization has been created to keep citizens from actually noticing what is going on in the government.

    It's a tool to

    WTactualF is wrong with the US? When are citizens going to turn their brains back on and resist this brainwashing that has successfully devided the nation.

    This deeply entrenched polarization has been created to keep citizens from actually noticing what is going on in the government.

    It's a tool to make it easier to govern.

    As a Canadian this is very obvious to us.

    The USA is very ill. The population has drank so much of the coolaid, no one (citizens) are paying attention to the governing body that is working overtime to: very successful destroy the US' position and influence in the world; the government is isolating the US from its it's long time allies, and trading partners; the government has country has removed the US from the world stage and has been replaced by the court jester. Once a symbol of power and good in the world through unity and strength, is now viewed as a huge joke (Seriously).

    The US has destroyed every diplomatic bridge it has taken years to build.

    Time for US citizens to shake off the fog of deep devided polarization, and take a real UNBIASED view of the path your country is headed down.

    Makes the movie Idiocracy look like a documentary.

    Seriously wake TFU!

  • Hey Democrats

    You really want an FBI investigation into this circus?

    How about finding out whose funding this hit job? Dr. Ford’s phone records? Bank accounts? Who she met with during the month of August? What Senators knew about this beforehand?

    Be careful what you wish for.

  • True. Ashamed of all democrats.

  • Due diligence is overdue.

  • This could have been done weeks ago if Dems had followed proper protocol. Flake is a light weight lib stooge in red clothing. A lady in the hall yelled at him and he had to curl up in the fetal position. I honestly think he’s working for the Democrats. He’s a gutless. Spineless wonder. Look at the Republicans

    This could have been done weeks ago if Dems had followed proper protocol. Flake is a light weight lib stooge in red clothing. A lady in the hall yelled at him and he had to curl up in the fetal position. I honestly think he’s working for the Democrats. He’s a gutless. Spineless wonder. Look at the Republicans trying to settle him down from his panic attack. Lindsey Graham is he only Republican with a spine.

  • Today I watched more of the circus on Capital Hill. Now I must explain the last three days to my granddaughter this weekend.

  • Hope they do a decent job.

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