A stunning financial report shed new light on Planned Parenthood’s staggering influence inside the Senate Judiciary Committee this week; revealing the organization’s political action committee and its supporters donated big bucks to Democrats and nothing to Republicans ahead of Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle.
According to CNS News, Planned Parenthood’s PAC, employees, and their family members gave over $126,000 to Democrats currently on the Senate Judiciary Committee; compared to $0.00 to Republican members.
“Planned Parenthood–which, as the nation’s largest abortion provider performed 321,384 abortions in fiscal 2016–has given Democratic Senate Judiciary Committee members a total of $29,961 in 2018 alone,” writes Emily Ward.
The report adds that all ten Democratic members of the Committee received political contributions at some point from Planned Parenthood’s PAC.
The revelation comes as the Senate moves to hold a final vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination within days; setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown between Democrats and Republicans over the potential Justice’s political future.
Read the full story at CNS News.
BOOKER BACKLASH: RNC Chair RIPS ‘Pathetic’ Cory Over Kavanaugh Hearings
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel unloaded on Sen. Cory Booker Tuesday, slamming the New Jersey legislator for using “crocodile tears” to fundraise off President Trump’s pick to join the Supreme Court.
McDaniel blasted Booker hours after Brett Kavanaugh arrived at the US Capitol to kick-start his Senate confirmation process; saying the left-wing lawmaker was using the public hearings to raise funds for his campaign.
“Cory Booker is using his crocodile tears as a ploy to raise money. It’s pathetic,” she tweeted.
Cory Booker is using his crocodile tears as a ploy to raise money. It’s pathetic.https://t.co/gIeUBAzHj6
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) September 4, 2018
Booker and his fellow liberal Senators dragged their feet during the opening hours of Kavanaugh’s hearings Tuesday; urging Chair Chuck Grassley to postpone the proceedings until they had more time to review the nominee’s court records.
BOOKER GOES BERSERK: McConnell Suggests ‘ETHICS INQUIRY’ over Cory’s ‘Unusual Behavior’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell weighed-in on Sen. Cory Booker’s “unusual behavior” during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings this week; saying he “wouldn’t be surprised” if there was an ethics inquiry into his bizarre antics.
McConnell was speaking with radio host Hugh Hewitt when he was asked to comment on Booker’s repeated assertions that he was “breaking the rules” by intentionally leaking Kavanaugh’s confidential emails.
“When you break the Senate rules, it’s something the Ethics Committee could take a look at. And that would be up to them to decide. But it’s routinely looked at [by] the Ethics Committee,” McConnell said. “They have an obligation to look into violations of the Senate rules, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they did.”
Booker fired-back at McConnell over the possible ethics investigation, telling the leading Republican to “bring it!”
“I have really two words to say to Mitch McConnell if he wants to do ethics charges — bring it!” he said.
Read the full story at Politico.