I am sorry that I managed to watch the pro-choice Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine justify her vote in favor of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to be the next US Supreme Court justice. Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ); Joe Manchin( D-WV) have confirmed that they will vote yes, as well.
It is my opinion that if you say you believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford allegations, then I find it hard to justify Senator Collin’s decision.
Those blaming Democratic folks for leaking letter by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford based on crass political motivations, does not change her truth as stated in her own words.
It’s not as if Senator Collins’ republican colleagues have clean hands when it comes to the politicization of the US Supreme Court nomination/ confirmation process.
But it has been a nightmare for “we the people” to watch this Supreme Court nomination/ confirmation process. There are no winners here.
Dear GOP lawmakers, there has been the politicization of the Supreme Court nomination/ confirmation process by both the Democratic and the Republican Party lawmakers. While we watch you point fingers at the other side, all I can say with certainty is that you’ve done nothing to improve the process since the year 1991, the year of the Anita Hill/ Clarence Thomas saga.
What else that I know for sure, is that women will be looking to hold both sides accountable for what went wrong here.
If Democrats win the majority of seats in the US Congress, I want a proper investigation done starting with subpoenaing to make public everything you all knew about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual indiscretions/ drinking binges from 1982-1992, before Dr. Christine Blasey Ford went public with her allegations that she was sexually assaulted by a drunken Judge Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge around 1982 when they were all in high school.
I’ve never gotten over how Judge Kavanaugh’s GOP backers were able to deliver to the press within hours after Dr. Ford went public with her disclosures, a supporting letter signed by 65 women who knew him during his high school years. In addition, it bothered me that Senator Ben Sasse went public early on in the process stating his wish that GOP leaders had selected another judge to be the US Supreme Court nominee other than Judge Kavanaugh. What did he know?
We all know that the 6 previous FBI background checks probably did not go back much more than 10 years or age 18 unless there’s a red flag somewhere. So I’m not impressed by this number.
What has left an impression on me is the debacle of this supreme court nomination/ confirmation process that I have witnessed for weeks. I and many other women will not forget this. This is a time where winning could be a losing proposition. Time and history will tell us the rest of the story.
Dear Readers, Please take time to thank Senator Heidi Heitkamp who stands to lose her US Senate seat as a democrat in the very red state of North Dakota and the GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska for their courageous no votes regarding the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court.
Contact Info. For Sen. Lisa Murkowski @lisamurkowski
522 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Contact Info For Sen. Heidi Heitkamp @SenatorHeitkampSH-516 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2043
Fax: (202) 224-7776