Dems Get FBI Investigation, Now Move Goalposts Again. Want Kavanaugh Lie Detector Test
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.
Normally, that plucky little adage is a good thing. Leave it to Democrats to ruin it.
Despite getting virtually everything they’ve asked for, Democrats are showing no signs of letting up in their quest to derail Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Democrats have fought the Kavanaugh nomination tooth and nail, and Republicans have kowtowed to their demands step-for-step.
Democrats have wanted to make the entire Kavanaugh nomination a three-ring circus. Have you seen the media coverage and reactions from both Democrats and Republicans? Democrats got what they wanted. It apparently wasn’t enough.
Democrats wanted to delay the confirmation of Kavanaugh. It was delayed after University of Palo Alto Professor Christine Blasey Ford came forward with sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. Democrats got what they wanted. It apparently wasn’t enough.
Democrats wanted an FBI investigation into the decades-old allegations. Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a key swing vote in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, couched his affirmative vote by calling for an FBI investigation. Democrats got what they wanted.
And surprise, surprise, it’s not enough for Democrats.
Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings spoke to Hill.TV‘s Jamal Simmons, and revealed that Democratic leadership wanted to move the goal posts yet again.
“Clearly, more investigation needs to be done,” Cummings told Simmons. “I don’t want us to move so that we’re distracted from what Dr. Ford said. They’re spending so much time talking about process that they’re still seeming to get away from that, even the judge did the same thing.”
What more investigation could possibly be done? These are allegations about events more than 30 years ago. More investigation is unlikely to yield that smoking gun Democrats so desperately want.
“It would be nice to see the judge, that is, Judge Kavanaugh, take a lie detector test. Dr. Ford did it, he should do it,” Cummings said.
Setting aside the flimsy unreliability of polygraphs, this is just more nonsense from desperate Democrats. Trump often lambastes Democratic leadership for wanting to delay and obstruct instead of working together. This is Exhibit A of that accusation.
Cummings reiterated that he wants Kavanaugh to take a lie detector test on Twitter.
Dr. Ford passed a lie detector test and asked for an FBI investigation. Will Judge Kavanaugh do the same?
— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) September 20, 2018
It’s becoming painfully obvious that Democrats don’t have an actual game plan here. Their “plan,” as best as I can tell, is to keep pushing a potential Kavanaugh confirmation further and further back until some miracle falls into their lap.
If that’s the best plan Democrats can concoct, Kavanaugh will be on the Supreme Court sooner than later.
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