Brett Kavanaugh

Knights of Columbus Throw Political Weight Behind Kavanagh

The world's largest Catholic family, fraternal and service organization, the Knights of Columbus, has thrown its political weight behind the campaign to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Phone calls from constituents in Catholic heavy states could sway uncommitted Democratic Senators listed in this article.

Kavanaugh Vote Count Close: Call Senators Today

Four Republican Senators have yet to clearly commit to vote for Judge Kavanaugh: Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska (202-224-6665) and Susan Collins of Maine (202-224-2523) are the top priorities. While Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona (202-224-4521) and Ben Sasse of Nebraska (202-224-4224) need firming up.

Conservatives Concerned About Anti-Kavanaugh Violence to Block Senate Vote

A new FedUp PAC poll found a solid majority of 73.8% agree that “the radical Democrats opposing Kavanaugh will do anything to stop him, and will turn to violence if that is the only way to prevent a Senate vote to confirm him.”

On the Supreme Court, Democrats finally get their just deserts 31 years later

Noemie Emery, Washington Examiner

Democrats are now even further behind than when they started, with Donald Trump and Mike Pence in positions of power, about to cement a conservative Supreme Court majority for who knows how many more years. One could feel sorry for them, if only they didn't so richly deserve this comeuppance. Do you feel better, Robert Bork, now that justice has triumphed? Happy now, Teddy Kennedy; and Joe Biden, and Harry Reid?

The Kavanaugh Hearing: A Democrat Campaign Circus

Over the course of the long journey to 2020, the Kavanaugh hearings were just one small step toward the Democratic presidential nomination and Booker and Harris, while they often looked like clowns to conservatives, put on the show that the new Far Left Democratic Party’s primary voters crave.

Senate Democrats Prove They’re Unfit to Govern

David Catron, The American Spectator

The confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice is a serious undertaking. But the Democrats have shown themselves to be utterly irresponsible in the discharge of their constitutional duties in this process. Their frivolous objections to proceeding with the hearings, despicable coordination with protesters whose antics were so disgusting that the nominee had to remove his children from the room, and their lack of real concern for any issue unrelated to removing the President from office reveal that the Democrats are too corrupt to be trusted with real power anytime soon.

Eminently qualified Kavanaugh and embittered Democrats

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

Judge Kavanaugh enjoys bipartisan support outside the Senate, but that won’t matter. It’s all about politics now, not the Constitution or the law. Judge Kavanaugh is likely to win confirmation, but the behavior of some senators may further sour the public’s view of Washington. Whether the hearings will affect voter turnout in November is unknown. Pollsters predict doom for Republicans, but their record of failure with past forecasts (note the 2016 election) does not give them much credibility.

The Supreme Court's days as a super-legislature are over, and Democrats aren't happy about it

Editors, Washington Examiner

Democrats are upset about where the Supreme Court has been heading not because it isn’t doing its job, and not because it is overly partisan, but because they don’t like the fact that cases going there are increasingly being decided based on the Constitution and the law and not on motivated reasoning in search of liberals’ pet causes. The good news is that the Supreme Court has been and likely will continue moving back in the direction of providing predictable, law-based and Constitution-based rulings, rather than moving forward the Left's agenda. That's why the Democrats are fuming.

Democrats wage a losing battle over Kavanaugh

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

It’s easy to dismiss the theatrical hijacking as nothing more than politics as usual. But that would be a mistake because, with apologies to Shakespeare, in this case the sound and fury signify something. It marked the moment when there was no longer a meaningful difference between the aim of elected Democrats and their unelected supporters in the audience. They were united in their determination to shut down the process because they both believe that if they can’t win, the game should be canceled.

By Whom Would You Want To Be Judged: Brett Kavanaugh Or Senate Democrats?

By whom would you want to be judged; someone who is bound by the plain meaning of the Constitution, the statutory law and Supreme Court precedent, or someone who, like the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, will judge you according to their own personal whims and political goals?

Lying About Brett Kavanaugh's Civil Rights Record

J. Christian Adams, PJ Media

The Kavanaugh hearing reminds us that rules involving elections are the focus of a well-funded fight apart from policy debates. One side will tell half the story, disrupt, rely on alarmist scare tactics, and run to federal courts to employ novel fringe legal theories in order to elect more Democrats. The other side -- this week represented by Brett Kavanaugh -- respects the boundaries of the Constitution and is unwilling to exert an out-of-bounds judicial power to achieve partisan outcomes.

Kavanaugh and His Enemies

William Murchison, The American Spectator

Nearly all Democrats depend for political sustenance on the money and votes of the anti-right to life cause. That’s what goes on here. When Planned Parenthood, and related activists, especially of feminist vintage, say, “Jump!,” you say, “How high?” That is, if you’re a Democratic senator. You don’t care about Judge Kavanaugh’s credentials. You care about the assorted activists, and their encouragers in the media, who glower over your shoulder: with you likely agree anyway, or you wouldn’t be a Democratic senator.

Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed without a hitch

Rgoer Kimball, The Spectator

With 50 Republicans to 49 Democrats, Republicans have a majority. Yes, it’s a slim, but absent any party ‘mavericks’ like John McCain, I do not foresee any defections. And that being the case, I predict that at least a few Democrats from purple or red-trending states, will decipher the handwriting on the wall and, concluding that they have lost this battle, will seek to curry favour with their constituents and vote to confirm this ostentatiously well-qualified candidate.

Democrats Flameout, Kavanaugh Shines At Confirmation Hearing

This is what Americans voted for in 2016: "If confirmed to the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case. I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich. I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American Rule of Law." Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh charades

Editors, Washington Examiner

If Republicans are unanimous, they can confirm Kavanaugh, 50-49. That leaves Democrats to use these hearings as theater, and they undoubtedly step keenly into the electoral floodlights. Instead of asking questions about legal reasoning and interpretive method, Democrats will cherry-pick rulings by Kavanaugh in which the “little guy” lost, and rant about President Trump, in order to rally donors and their electoral base ahead of the midterm elections.

Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Begins A Week From Today

With the death of Arizona Republican Senator John McCain Republicans hold a mere 50 to 49 majority in the Senate. Kavanaugh needs a majority, or 50 votes to be confirmed assuming all Senators are present, so the GOP cannot afford to lose any votes.

New Poll: Conservatives See Democrats Working for Minority Rule Through Supreme Court

An almost unanimous 99% of those responding to a neww FedUp PAC poll say that liberal Democrats “rely on the courts to overrule the majority” of Americans and that they oppose any judge who “would rule impartially according to the Constitution and the laws.”

Kavanaugh the good umpire the Supreme Court needs

Ken Blackwell, The Hill

Judge Kavanaugh’s respect for the Constitution and the proper role of a judge is evident from a speech last year at Notre Dame Law School in which he likened the role of a judge to that of an umpire. Just like Neil Gorsuch before him, it’s clear that Judge Kavanaugh will make another great justice, one who will protect the constitutional rights of all Americans. The Senate should act swiftly to confirm Kavanaugh so that he can begin protecting our constitutional rights and the separation of powers.

The Strange World of Kavanaugh Opposition

Bradley A. Smith, National Review

Kavanaugh’s critics are adopting an extreme view. After all, while we don’t want foreign nationals interfering in our elections, Americans can benefit from hearing the opinions of foreigners on the effects our political decisions might have. In cooler times, Kavanaugh would be praised for his restraint in not reaching out to decide matters not before the court. If these are the best attacks against Kavanaugh, a judge with an enormous paper trail, it’s a sign that the argument against confirmation is very weak.

Democrat Senator Joe Donnelly: Woke Or Wuss?

Indiana's Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly’s carefully cultivated image as a “conservative Democrat” is in shambles, because not only was it a fraud to begin with, but it is now a position that is decidedly out of favor among the Democratic Party’s most motivated voters.