A stunning new survey published by Rasmussen Reports this week finds a growing number of Democrats consider Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination process a “national disgrace,” reports the Washington Times.
“Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans and 51% of voters not affiliated with either major party agree that Kavanaugh’s confirmation process has become ‘a national disgrace.’ Even among Democrats whose senators have been leading the charge against the nominee, 40% agree, and only slightly more (43%) disagree, but 17% are undecided,” writes Rasmussen.
‘This confirmation process has become a national disgrace. The Constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation process, but you have replaced advise and consent with search and destroy,’” sad Kavanaugh during his Congressional testimony last week.
The poll comes as GOP leaders and lawmakers advance Kavanaugh’s confirmation process; potentially holding a full vote on the Supreme Court nominee as early as Saturday morning.
Read the full survey here.
CAPITOL CHAOS: Protesters Storm Senate Offices, Demand Lawmakers 'Cancel Kavanaugh'
Hundreds of left-wing protesters stormed the Capitol Thursday just hours after the FBI released its seventh investigation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate Judiciary Committee; demanding the potential Supreme Court Justice withdraw his nomination.
The demonstrations from dozens of left-wing organizations throughout the country urged Senators to “Cancel Kavanaugh” as legislators geared-up for a highly-contentious vote as early as Saturday morning.
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“It feels like one of our last shots. This is the most we can do right now — drop everything and try to talk face to face,” said one activist. “We’re going to share our stories. We’re hoping to be able to appeal to them in some way to show how personal this is for their constituents, for everyone.”
GRASSLEY SPEAKS: Senate Judiciary Chairman Releases Kavanaugh Statement
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley released a statement regarding President Trump’s pick to join the Supreme Court Monday afternoon; saying Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser “deserves to be heard” in an “appropriate manner.”
Grassley officially commented on the growing controversy just days after Sen. Dianne Feinstein disclosed a letter sent to the FBI that contained allegations of sexual misconduct when Kavanaugh attended high school approximately 35 years ago.
“Anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has deserves to be heard, so I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner,” said the statement from Grassley’s office.
The Senator added the Judiciary Committee will be “working diligently to get to the bottom of these claims.”
“The standard procedure for updates to any nominee’s background investigation file is to conduct separate follow-up calls with relevant parties,” said the statement.
Read the full report at the Hill.