Below is my latest Op-Ed. Please read and share on your social media accounts.
Written by DML
Act One of the circus surrounding the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is about to come to an end as the FBI report is delivered to all 100 US Senators on Thursday. A final vote could come as early as Saturday.
So what happens if the vote is YES? Meaning, he is appointed to the SCOTUS.
Kavanaugh’s testimony during the sexual assault hearing caused Democrats to cry foul when the judge ripped into them for spearheading the last minute witch hunt that looked back to his alleged wild behavior during high school years.
He accused Democrats of an “orchestrated political hit”, and so there will be questions over whether he would have to recuse himself from a vast number of cases that appear before the court if he is appointed.
In addition, a YES vote could trigger a backlash among female voters, who may punish Republican candidates in the upcoming midterm elections. I believe this has been the plan of the Democrats all along.
What happens it the vote is NO? Meaning he is not appointed to the SCOTUS.
Trump can either nominate someone new, or he can renominate Kavanaugh a second time.
Senator Lindsey Graham has suggested Trump should renominate the judge if his nomination fails flat the first time around. Graham believes such a move would rally conservative voters to the ballot box in the midterms. Without holding onto the Republican majority Senate, Trump will not get Kavanaugh or any other conservative judge through during his term.
In my opinion, Kavanaugh cannot walk away from this debacle, and so the president must stand behind him thick and thin. And so, if the vote is NO and there is an Act Two, the conservatives have to control the narrative this time around. I agree with Graham.