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09.25.18

Biden On FBI: ‘They Do Not Reach Conclusions’

Then-Judiciary Committee Chairman JOE BIDEN (D-DE) In 1991: The 'FBI Explicitly Does Not, In This Or Any Other Case Reach A Conclusion, Period' SEN. JOE BIDEN (D-DE), then-Judiciary Committee Chairman: "And the last thing I will point out, the next person who refers to an FBI report as being worth anything, obviously doesn't understand anything. FBI explicitly does not, in this or any other case reach a conclusion, period, period." (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 10/12/1991) … Continue Reading


09.25.18

Vague, Uncorroborated Allegations

'No Memory,' 'I Have No Idea,' 'Does Not Know Mr. Kavanaugh' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Look -- the American people know that sexual misconduct is gravely serious. They expect this to be treated seriously and addressed promptly. That's precisely what Chairman Grassley has done and is doing. But the American people also insist that vague … and uncorroborated allegations of 30-plus-year-old misconduct -- where all the supposed witnesses either totally deny it or can… Continue Reading


09.25.18

A Brief History Of Dems’ Calls For Delay

A Timeline of Senate Democrats' Varying Calls For Delay Of Senate Consideration Of Judge Kavanaugh's Nomination To The Supreme Court SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Democrats had already made up their minds and chosen their tactics: delay, obstruct, and resist. Whatever it took -- whatever the truth really was -- they were going to do whatever they could to stop this qualified, experienced, and mainstream nominee." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 9/24/2018) June 27th: Wait … Continue Reading


09.25.18

Confidentiality Denied

'Top Democratic Sources Told Me, Yes, This Was A Leak By Democrats' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[Democrats] sat on Dr. Ford's letter for seven weeks. They kept it secret. They did nothing. They bid their time. And then they threw Professor Ford's wishes overboard and leaked it to the press…. As I've noted, we know the chain of custody of the letter went through the Democrat side of the Judiciary Committee." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 9/25/2018) SEN. McCONNELL: "So… Continue Reading


09.24.18

‘The Ends Justify The Means’

'Yet Again, Senate Democrats Actively Withheld Information From The Rest Of The Committee' SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): "[E]verything is fair game and falls into the category of - 'The Ends Justify the Means.'" (Sen. Graham, @LindseyGrahamSC, Twitter, 9/24/2018) SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY), July 10th: "Bottom line, folks … I'm going to fight this nomination with everything I've got…. We must defeat Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the bench …" (Sen. Schumer, Press Confere… Continue Reading


09.21.18

Democrats’ ‘Mysterious’ Money

Senate Democrats Continue To Complain Of 'Dark Money,' While 'Mysterious' Money Flows From Their Super PACs SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL (D-MO), on her Supreme Court nomination vote: It's based "on his positions on several key issues, most importantly the avalanche of dark, anonymous money that is crushing our democracy." (Springfield [MO] News-Leader, 9/19/2018) 'Mysterious' Super PACs Spending Millions On Senate Races Are Funded By 'Super PAC[s] Aligned With Senate Democrats' ARIZONA: "A m… Continue Reading


09.21.18

Democrats Disproven…Again And Again And Again

Democrats Have Perpetuated 'False,' 'Unfair And Unfounded' Attacks 'Three Pinocchios' For Leahy 'Throwing Red Meat' On Bush-Era Surveillance Program "Considering the context, Kavanaugh's email in the days after 9/11 is a slim reed on which to hang an allegation of potentially misleading testimony under oath. Leahy asked whether Kavanaugh had seen or heard anything about a specific program, and Kavanaugh said no. No evidence has surfaced showing Kavanaugh knew at the time that a spying pro… Continue Reading


09.18.18

‘Landmark Legislation’ To Combat The Opioid Crisis

'A Historic Bill': Senate Overwhelmingly Passes 'Sweeping' Legislation 'Aimed At Combating The Nation's Deadly Opioid Epidemic' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Yesterday, the U.S. Senate sent a clear message to the millions of Americans who have personally done battle with addiction to opioids and prescription drugs…. To every American affected by the opioid epidemic, the landmark legislation the Senate passed yesterday says: 'The nation will not stand for this. More help… Continue Reading


09.13.18

Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been A Baseball Fan?

Democrats Ask Judge Kavanaugh Absurd, Irrelevant Questions About Baseball Tickets And The Dating Game "For how many seasons have you purchased Washington Nationals season tickets?" (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI], Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Questions for the Record, 9/10/2018) "How many tickets did you purchase each year?" (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI], Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of… Continue Reading


09.13.18

Debunked Democrat Talking Points

Smear After Smear On Judge Kavanaugh Gets Beaten Back With The Facts 'False': Judge Kavanaugh Did Not Call Contraceptives 'Abortion-Inducing Drugs' "Did Brett Kavanaugh call birth control abortion-inducing drugs? No … We rate this statement False." (Did Brett Kavanaugh Call Birth Control Abortion-Inducing Drugs? No," Politifact, 9/10/2018) WASHINGTON POST'S FACT CHECKER: "[Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)] earns Four Pinocchios -- and her fellow Democrats should drop this talking point." … Continue Reading


09.12.18

‘Outright Threats’

Hard Left Activists' 'Abusive' Campaign Of 'Anger' In Maine 'The Campaign Of Pressure … Has Escalated To Include Vulgar Phone Calls [And] Shipments Of Wire Hangers' LIBERAL ACTIVIST: "… we are screaming in the streets practically." ("Interest Groups Turn Up Pressure on Senators Before Kavanaugh Vote," The New York Times, 9/11/2018) "The campaign of pressure on Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to oppose the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has escalated to i… Continue Reading


09.07.18

The Democrats’ Political Theater

A Look Back at Democrats' Conduct During Judge Kavanaugh's Confirmation Hearings "[F]rom liberal protesters caterwauling to Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) urging Kavanaugh to suspend his own hearing … one has to wonder: Was the chaos merely political theater? There's plenty of evidence that it was, starting with a call that Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, allegedly placed to Democratic members of the committee over the weekend, encouraging them to join together in a mutual (but… Continue Reading


09.07.18

Independence, Loyalty To The Constitution

American Bar Association: 'Judge Kavanaugh Believes Strongly In The Independence Of The Judicial Branch Of Government' JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH: "[M]y only loyalty is to the Constitution and I have made it clear, I'm an independent judge." (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 9/06/2018) JUDGE KAVANAUGH: "I think the first thing that makes a good judge is independence, not being swayed by political or public pressure. That takes some backbone, takes some judicial fortitude. The great mom… Continue Reading


09.07.18

‘A++’

The American Bar Association Gives Judge Kavanaugh Their Highest Grade PAUL MOXLEY, American Bar Association: "We gave [Judge Kavanaugh] the highest rating possible, which is unanimously well-qualified." (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 9/07/2018) AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION: "The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has completed its evaluation of the professional qualifications of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh … After an exhaustive evaluation proce… Continue Reading


09.06.18

WRONG

FACT: Judge Kavanaugh Did NOT Leak Information From the Starr Investigation MYTH: SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-RI): "Now, let's look at where you fit in. A Republican political operative your whole career who's never tried a case. You made your political bones helping the salacious prosecution of President Clinton, and leaking prosecution information to the press." (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 9/04/2018) FACT: "An investigation into alleged leaks to the press from the offic… Continue Reading


09.06.18

‘Nothing Is Off The Table’

FLASHBACK: Senate Democrats Changed 'The Ground Rules' On Judicial Nominations; First EVER Partisan Filibuster Of A Supreme Court Justice Current Judiciary Committee members Sens. Leahy, Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) participated in the first-ever attempt at a partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee, Samuel Alito. (PN1059, Roll Call Vote #1: Motion Passed 72-25: R 53-0; D 19-24; I 0-1, 1/30/2006, Leahy voted Nay) SEN. PAT LEAHY (D-VT): "The vote may be seen as sym… Continue Reading


09.06.18

Calling The Shots

Senate Democrats Take Marching Orders From Their Hard Left YESTERDAY: "Progressive groups are urging Democratic senators to take a new tack in their push to stop Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Go around the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and make all Kavanaugh records public..." ("Progressive Groups To Dems: Go Around Chuck Grassley And Release Kavanaugh Records," Huffington Post, 9/05/2018) "Demand Justice, MoveOn, and NARAL Pro-Choice America jointly called on Senate… Continue Reading


09.06.18

Do What We Say, Not What We Do

Democrats Fine When Democrat Lawyers Review Sotomayor, Kagan Materials, Not When Republican Lawyer Reviews Kavanaugh Materials A Longtime Democrat Lawyer, Who Went On To Become Obama's Deputy White House Counsel, Reviewed Sonia Sotomayor's Documents OBAMA WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL GREG CRAIG on lawyers reviewing part of Judge Sotomayor's record: "They were private citizens under contract with the White House. The team was led by Ms. Leslie Kiernan, a partner with the Washington D.C. law firm of… Continue Reading


09.05.18

Mainstream

Judge Kavanaugh's Record on the DC Circuit: 94% of Time Unanimous, 97% Voted With The Majority LISA BLATT, head of Supreme Court practice for Arnold & Porter: "At the end of the day, I enthusiastically support Judge Kavanaugh, and I am proud to introduce him, because he is unquestionably qualified by his extraordinary intellect, experience, and temperament, and he easily fits within the mainstream of legal thought." (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 9/04/2018) Judge Kavanaugh… Continue Reading


09.05.18

Democrats’ Kozinski Double Standard

Dems Try To Smear Kavanaugh With Guilt By Association Yet They Voted To Confirm Former Kozinski Clerks To Judgeships SEN. HATCH: "Did you know anything about these allegations?" JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH: "Nothing." SEN. HATCH: "Okay. Before they became public last year?" JUDGE KAVANAUGH: "No. When they became public, the first thought I had was no woman should be subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace, ever. Including in the judiciary. Especially in the judiciary. And when I heard, … Continue Reading

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