If I'm Trump and Kavanaugh is voted down I am nominating Amy Coney Barrett that same afternoon, and then Dems can explain to their voters why they won't give her a hearing or what about her is objectionable or who this mother of seven (two of which are adopted from Haiti, and one of which is special needs) abused in her youth.
I would be very interested to see the railroad job they would do on her.
Devout Christian = cult follower
Blah to both of you. While it is an embarrassment to the country that Gorsuch was confirmed on only a 54-45 vote (should have been unanimous), it is even more embarrassing that hearings weren't even considered for 10 months while Merrick Garland sat and waited. I vote frequently (about 90%) for dems, and want the dems to obliterate the repubs in November (sending a resounding anti-Trump message), but you can view all of my Kavanaugh posts prior to the accusations -- they were in favor of confirmation. Trump as POTUS has a right to nominate his guy/gal and the senate (IMO) is OBLIGATED to confirm unless there are significant moral factors, or holds views that are demonstrably extremist and a danger to our country. I saw no such factors for Kavanaugh and I believe he would have been confirmed with about a half-dozen democrats supporting.
IF Kavanaugh hadn't been accused of misconduct, I would have supported his nomination and would have hoped that ALL dems voted yes (though I know they would not have). So... while I keep an open mind that she (they) MAY be telling the truth; and keep an open mind that he MAY be telling the truth, I await what I hope to be a diligent and respectful gathering of information that will help elucidate who is more credible. You guys, of course, already know the answer. I, despite at least average intelligence, do not.
Your cynicism is justifiable, I suppose, but also hypocritical if you don't carry the same cynicism for your "side". I prefer to be less cynical and believe that there are some decent, honorable people on both sides of the aisle. I know the Devout Christian = Cult Follower is sarcasm, but do we really have to go there? I am the furthest thing from a devout Christian, but I do have respect for Christians nonetheless and suspect that most dems feel the same.
I would be open to whoever Trump nominates because he is POTUS, but for crying out loud -- 3 women are bringing forth stories that, if true, would lay some doubt to the nominee's morality -- they deserve to be heard and all senators on both sides should be thoroughly open and listening TO BOTH SIDES. The fact that some are immediately believing or immediately disbelieving is equally wrong in my opinion.