The start of Brett Kavanaugh’s was interrupted by Kamala Harris, asking the chairman to stop the proceedings until they have time to review 42,000 pages of documents from his time in the Bush White House.
The documents were released just last night and calls from the left to delay the confirmation hearings fallen on deaf ears.
Kamala Harris (D-CA) is ranked number three on the Washington Post’s top potential Democrat candidates for a 2020 presidential run. Harris took the opportunity to interrupt Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley to the point he had to say she was “out of order.”
Harris wasn’t alone, as other senators jumped in to call for a delay. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said, “If we cannot be recognized, I move to adjourn.”
There were even protestors standing and cheering in the back of the audience, holding up anti-Kavanaugh signs. The scene was like a circus.
Dick Durbin says that the rush to confirm Kavanaugh is “unfair to the American people.”
Dick Durbin: “We waited for more than year with a vacancy on the Supreme Court under the direction of your leader in the U.S. Senate … That we cannot take a few days or weeks to have a complete review of Judge Kavanaugh’s record is unfair to the American people.” (via ABC) pic.twitter.com/4UFU6UeIMY
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 4, 2018
Jedediah Bila summed it up pretty well Tuesday morning.
Wow, these Kavanaugh hearings are the hottest of hot messes already.
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) September 4, 2018
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