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Thu Sep 6, 2018, 11:24 AM

There is no truth to rumors that GOP leadership want to withdraw the Kavanaugh nomination.

Nor is there any truth to rumors that GOP leaders are privately referring to Kavanaugh as "tainted", "dirty", or "complicit".

So stop spreading that around.

After all, Obama said 45 should stick with the Kavanaugh nomination, and who would know better ?

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Reply There is no truth to rumors that GOP leadership want to withdraw the Kavanaugh nomination. (Original post)
eppur_se_muova Sep 2018 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2018 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2018 #2
eppur_se_muova Sep 2018 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2018 #4
eppur_se_muova Sep 2018 #9
bigbrother05 Sep 2018 #6
gratuitous Sep 2018 #7
Fred Sanders Sep 2018 #5
fleur-de-lisa Sep 2018 #8

Response to eppur_se_muova (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 11:25 AM

1. I see what you did there :)

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 11:29 AM

2. You'd think Kavanaugh might want to withdraw himself.

If it were me I sure would. If he's confirmed he'll go to the court with a big cloud over him - not that the GOPers would care, but maybe the rest of the court would care.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 11:31 AM

3. If it turns out he lied in his earlier confirmation hearing, he could be impeached.

A Dem-led Congress should not forget about that.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 11:33 AM

4. I wouldn't count on impeachment as a remedy.

Only one Supreme Court justice has ever been impeached and that was more than 200 years ago - Samuel Chase, in 1805. And he was acquitted by the Senate.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 01:02 PM

9. Several lower judges have been impeached, and Kavenaugh lied in his confirmation ...

... to his current position on the Court of Appeals.

https://ballotpedia.org/Impeachment_of_federal_judges

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 11:38 AM

6. Impeached? I want to see the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Mirandize him

He has contradicted previous Senate confirmation testimony and there are documents to confirm that.

They should read him his rights and hold him on perjury in sworn Senate testimony.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 11:38 AM

7. Assumes a conscience not in evidence

Kavanaugh knows what his role is, and once he's on the Supreme Court, he is a law unto himself, unanswerable and unaccountable to anyone. Cases that would disqualify lesser judges because of conflicts of interest are glossed over for Justices on the High Court. All they have to do is say that they think they can render an impartial decision, and all questions about conflicts are mooted. Some Justices are careful and conscientious, and will recuse themselves from a case. But Justices like Thomas, Scalia and Alito have all sat on cases in which they clearly had conflicts, their own pronouncements of impartiality unreviewable by anyone else.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 11:36 AM

5. Did Obama have the stolen emails Kavanaugh had?? No, we should Demand withdrawal AND

say Republicans are considering it because, wouldn't anyone be thinking that by now??

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 11:47 AM

8. But I will continue referring to Kavanaugh as "tainted", "dirty", and "complicit".

I call him Taint Kavanaugh. And I always will.

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