Well, it’s Saturday, which means the Brett Kavanaugh hearings are over. That means Democrats will have to find new sources for clips of them verbally berating the Trump administration to put in their donor emails.
I have to confess that I stopped paying attention to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on day three at roughly the moment Democrat New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker compared himself to the most famous Thracian warrior there ever was.
That was my Spartacus moment, where I stood up and said, “I am … watching something else,” got the remote and turned on a replay of the Yankees game.
If you sat through the whole thing, well, more power to you. You saw a lot of grandstanding, a lot of 2020 presidential candidates having their own “Spartacus moments” (declared or undeclared) and a lot of Dianne Feinstein being Dianne Feinstein.
What you didn’t see — and this is what’s important — is a single Democrat land a shot that stuck on President Trump’s nominee. Sen. Ted Cruz, who witnessed the whole thing firsthand as a member of the Judiciary Committee, made sure to take note of this in an appearance on Fox News in the midst of it all.
In his Wednesday appearance on “Hannity,” the Texas Republican said that for all the Democrats’ bluster, very little was accomplished.
“I think yesterday and today were both really good days; they were good days for the country, they were good days for Brett Kavanaugh,” Cruz said.
“In two days of hearings on the Judiciary Committee, the Democrats have not laid a single glove on Brett Kavanaugh. There’s been a lot of screaming, there’s been a lot of protesting, there’s been a lot of anger, and it’s really the reflection of the incredible rage and fury we’re seeing on the far left.
“And you’re right — by all appearances, these protests are closely coordinated with the Democratic senators.”
Cruz was referring to a report, according to Independent Journal Review, that the protests had all been coordinated by Democrat senators in the days before the hearings.
Democrats plotted coordinated protest strategy over the holiday weekend and all agreed to disrupt and protest the hearing, sources tell me and @frankthorp
Dem leader @chuckschumer led a phone call and committee members are executing now
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) September 4, 2018
“But at the end of the day, the rage, the anger they’re having, they haven’t been able to give even a single argument that is going to derail this nomination,” Cruz said.
“No Democrat has disputed that Brett Kavanaugh is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, and they’re just really expressing the rage of the far left to Donald Trump.”
That probably ought to be the biggest takeaway from the hearings — that there wasn’t anything that really questioned the fact that Kavanaugh was qualified, merely that nobody on the left liked Donald Trump.
Questions about judicial philosophy were at a minimum, conspicuous displays of resistance were at a maximum. And what was the result?
Cruz is right: Not “a single glove” was laid on the Supreme Court nominee.
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