Never Enough

Democrats Demanded Another FBI Investigation, Got Another FBI Investigation, And Now Say It Wasn’t Enough


SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “This is now the seventh time the FBI has thoroughly reviewed Judge Kavanaugh’s background.” (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 10/04/2018)

SEN. McCONNELL: “Our Democratic colleagues have made it abundantly clear they will never, ever be satisfied.  Not ever.” (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 10/03/2018)

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): “It will never be enough.” (Fox News, 10/04/2018)


Senate Democrats Demanded Yet Another FBI Investigation …

SENS. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY) and DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA): “We therefore request that you adhere to precedent and direct the FBI to immediately and thoroughly investigate Dr. Ford’s allegations and provide a report to the Senate as soon as possible.” (Senate Democrats, Press Release, 9/23/2018)

SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): “Turn it over to the FBI. Let’s give it to a third party to investigate.” (Sen. Durbin, Press Conference, 9/25/2018)

SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN): “[J]ust ask the president to reopen the FBI investigation.” (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 9/27/2018)

SEN. CHRIS COONS (D-DE): “I know since the day that my Democratic colleagues and I learned these allegations we’ve have had one consistent request to allow the FBI to investigate them …” (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Executive Business Meeting, 9/28/2018)

SENS. KLOBUCHAR, KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA), PAT LEAHY (D-VT), SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-RI), RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-CT), DOUG JONES (D-AL), TOM UDALL (D-NM), and, CATHERINE CORTEZ-MASTO (D-NV): “[W]e urge you to reconsider your decision and ask the FBI to take appropriate action in response to the claims that have been made …” (Sen. Klobuchar, Press Release, 9/20/2018)


… And Another FBI Investigation Was Completed

SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA), Judiciary Committee Chairman: “I’ve now received a committee staff briefing on the FBI’s supplement to Judge Kavanaugh’s background investigation file. There’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know…. I trust that the career agents of the FBI have done their work independent of political or partisan considerations. That’s exactly what senators from both sides asked for. Now it’s up to senators to fulfill their constitutional duty and make a judgment.” (Senate Judiciary Committee, Press Release, 10/04/2018)

SEN. McCONNELL: “None of these last minute allegations have been corroborated, as is confirmed by the seventh and latest FBI investigation.” (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 10/04/2018)


But Clearly, ‘It Will Never Be Enough’

SEN. FEINSTEIN: “The most notable part of this report is what’s not in it…. It looks to be a product of an incomplete investigation …” (Sen. Feinstein, Press Conference, 10/04/2018)

SEN. SCHUMER: “This is not a thorough investigation.” (Sen. Schumer, Floor Remarks, 10/04/2018)

SEN. HARRIS: “The FBI report on Judge Kavanaugh is entirely incomplete and insufficient.” (Sen. Harris, @SenKamalaHarris, Twitter, 10/04/2018)



Related Issues: Senate Democrats, Supreme Court, Judicial Nominations