SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING CHANTS
Over the eruptions of ululating women protesters in the Senate gallery and halls, the vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court proceeded 50-48, with just one senator withholding her vote: Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Murkowski, the only Republican to ultimately oppose Kavanaugh, voted “present,” declaring that her vote would offset the absence of Sen. Steven Daines of Montana, who was at his daughter’s wedding. He would have voted to confirm, and if Murkowski had voted, it would have been a “no.” But she is technically not a vote.
Murkowski was once a staunch defender of the late Sen. Ted Stevens, who was also wrongly accused, and who vociferously defended his honor against the Department of Justice’s witch hunt against him.
But this time, she would not defend a wrongly accused man — she said Kavanaugh’s efforts to defend his and his family’s honor showed he didn’t have the temperament for the high court.
The shrieking of women shouting “Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!” and “We believe survivors!” could be heard throughout the Hart Office Building as the protesters were eventually arrested and removed after heckling senators and their staffers. They each face the equivalent of a $50 fine for their theatrics.
On social media, the vitriol went even harder left, but the entire hysterical exercise ended up reminding the conservative base of the country of just why they voted against Hillary Clinton for president. It also drove home the point that the Left will use any means to destroy any person who gets in their way.
“Fascism almost always comes from the Left,” noted one writer to Must Read Alaska, who quoted President Ronald Reagan: “If fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism.”
Several writers expressed fear that if they express their opinion, they will be hounded and harassed by the militant progressives in Alaska.
Thus, it’s no surprise that Supreme Court officials said Kavanaugh would be sworn in later Saturday in a private ceremony, allowing the new Justice to begin working on Tuesday when the court begins its Fall session. He will likely have heavy security around him for years to come.
Kavanaugh gives the high court a somewhat conservative majority with 5-4, something that was a driving reason for many to vote for Donald Trump for president in 2016. One more justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is 85 years old, will lock in a conservative court for a generation. Ginsburg is likely to attempt to remain on the court until the 2020 election to attempt to maintain that fourth liberal vote.
Kavanaugh is Trump’s 69th appointment to the federal bench.
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