Democrat Senators Quietly Meeting with Brett Kavanaugh

While left-leaning activists and Democratic politicians continue to decry Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, some Democrat senators are quietly meeting with him in private.

While the move does not guarantee bipartisan support for the judge’s nomination, it does indicate that the party is realizing that there really is no way they can prevent the nomination from going through. It also highlights an ongoing divide between those who want Democrats to move further left and do whatever it takes to stop President Trump, and pragmatic Democratic holdovers.

Senators Claire McCaskill, Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp have all met with Brett Kavanaugh, which is not surprising considering the fact that all four of these senators are facing difficult re-election battles this year in states where President Trump handily won the majority of the vote. However, what is noteworthy is the fact that these senators seem eager to keep their meetings off the public record. While the senators’ offices have not given a reason for the lack of media notification, it is worth noting that Democratic activists have spent millions of dollars in advertisements in these senators’ home states in an attempt to pressure them to reject Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination.

Even so, these senators seemed inclined to give Judge Kavanaugh a fair hearing, and have emphasized in press statements that their conversations with the potential Supreme Court Justice covered subjects ranging from Indian law to health care. They have also made it clear that they will not make a final decision on supporting Judge Kavanaugh until after the confirmation hearings.

At the same time, vulnerable moderate Democratic senators aren’t the only ones who are meeting with Judge Kavanaugh. Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with Judge Kavanaugh on Monday, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met with him on Tuesday. While the results of both meetings are unknown, Sen. Schumer made it clear ahead of time that he intended to ask Judge Kavanaugh to publicly request the release of documents related to the three years he spent working as staff secretary for former President George W. Bush. While Republicans say these documents aren’t related to the Supreme Court nomination, say that failure to release them is a threat to the transparency of the nomination process.

Other Democrat senators who intend to meet with Judge Kavanaugh in the near future include members of the Judiciary Committee such as Amy Klobuchar, Sheldon Whitehouse and Patrick Leahy. Like Sen. Schumer, these senators are likely to focus on the portions of Judge Kavanaugh’s records pertaining to his service in the Bush White House.

In the run-up to the hearings, the judge is meeting with as many members of the Senate as possible to explain his record as well as articulate his positions on important matters. This is not unusual, as Supreme Court nominees have conversed with senators in advance of the hearings. What is newsworthy in this instance is that Democrat members of Senate who have already come out opposing Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination are now willing to sit down and talk with him.

Even Sen. Schumer, who Democrat activists are hoping will unite the Democrat party in opposition to the Supreme Court nominee, has spoken with Judge Kavanaugh in person. While the discussions have not provided much indication on how these Senators will vote after the confirmation hearings have been held, they do make it clear that the Democrat party is not likely to shut down the Senate or engage in some other disruptive activity to keep Judge Kavanaugh from making it to the Supreme Court. Naturally, the issue is still a hot-button topic in the mid-term elections, but the actual odds of Judge Kavanaugh failing to make it through the confirmations hearings are slim. In fact, some Democratic senators may even wind up voting for him just as they voted for Justice Gorsuch a year ago.

Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings are set to begin on September 4.

~ Conservative Zone


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16 responses to “Democrat Senators Quietly Meeting with Brett Kavanaugh”

  1. This proves my point that Democrats don’t want Kavanaugh to be elected to the Supreme Court because they know that this whole impeachment debauchery will possibly fail if Kavanaugh tilts the scale. 4 against 4 is always better than 4 against 5. Desperate and unafraid will be Democrats ultimate downfall.

  2. The left, aka the Demorats, hate the the idea of any federal judge that will abide by the Constitution instead of invent laws from the bench.

  3. IF YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT OR HAVE BEEN, YOU NEED TO OPEN YOUR EYES TO WHAT THIS PARTY IS ALL ABOUT NOW! IT’S NOT WHAT’S BEST FOR US CITIZENS; IT’S ABOUT POWER!!
    THEY ARE NOW A SOCIALIST OR COMMUNIST PARTY. THEY WANT TO RUN OUR LIVES BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT’S BEST FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLE.
    WAKE UP PEOPLE!! OUR BEST BET IS TERM LIMITS FOR CONGRESS JUST LIKE THERE IS FOR THE PRESIDENT.

    • You ate 100% correct. Communists, Nazi’s, fascists, progressives, liberals, and Democrats are all the same thing today, only the names are different.

  4. Our Great President Mr TRUMP is been attacked by All forces of evil in the camp of the demonRats . But We the Deplorables have the Big gun , “PRAYING” . I am asking to all of You to constantly talk to & pray to GOD the Father & Jesus the Son to protect & guide our President .
    Lets do it to MAGA , & vote TRUMP’s type of Republicans everywhere all the time except paul ryan & mitch mcconnell .
    mueller is not only corrupt , evil & traitor , he’s a thief , he’s after the money he’s cashing in & will streach it as long as he can .
    Mr Sessions why are You NOT doing your job & fire rosenstein & mueller & all the other creepy crooks .

  5. WE THE DEPLORABLE MAJORITY WILL WIPE THOSE TRAITOR’S OUT IN THE FALL MIDTERM ELECTION’S AND THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION AND SHOW THOSE LIBERAL SOCIALIST CORRUPTED TRAITOR’S AGAINST THE CITIZEN GOVERNMENT OF THIS NATION AND THE DUELY ELECTED POTUS AND HIS ADMINIDTRATION ETC. WHERE THE REAL POWER TRULY US AND THAT’S IN THE VOTE OF THE MAJORITY CITIZEN GOVERNMENT OF THIS NATION!! PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT DEEP STATE TRAITOR’S!!

  6. My guess is that it’s to press him to the mat, blackmailing him to withdraw or they will make false accusations against him and/or members of his family. Democrats use gangster tactics. Don’t forget how Chief Justice Roberts, who admittedly was against ObamaCare, ultimately voted for it. Many believe that they found something on someone, either himself or a family member, that caused him to weigh the vote against the devastation it would cause his family, his reputation, etc.. I’d say this is to threaten him.

  7. HOPEFULLY SOME DEMOCRATS ARE WAKING UP TO THE FACT THAT THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS MOVING TOWARD BEING THE SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES. THE DEMOCRAT PARTY I KNEW UNDER JOHN F. KENNEDY IS DYING !! TODAY THE LEADERSHIP OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY JUST PROMOTE OPEN BORDERS, SANCTUARY CITIES, SOCIALISM, AND OBSTRUCTIONISM !! THE NO LONGER SUPPORT AMERICAN VALUES, THE CONSTITUTION, NOR THE RULE OF LAW !!

  8. Howard, I have no doubt that if JFK were alive today, he would be a Republican. Kennedy hated communists, and that’s probably what got him killed.
    The Democrats started turning to the left when LBJ took over, under Clinton it got worse, then under Obama it was a HARD left turn. The problems we are having with the FBI, DOJ, CIA, and all the rest of the alphabet agencies are directly due to anti-America moles that Obama and his flunkies embedded within them.
    I think many of the Democrats are beginning to see the writing on the wall, and realize that there are a great many Americans who will fight against any kind of Bolshevik, or nazi, takeover of the government.
    Which is exactly what is going on with Herr Mueller’s
    Gestapo inspired “investigation” that only targets supporters of President Trump, while ignoring true crimes by Obama, Clinton, and their minions.
    I’m sure Heinrich Himmler would be very proud of his protege, Robert Mueller!

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