Senate Democrats are acting like bratty children who didn’t get what they want. During a hearing Friday, when it became clear that Republicans had the votes to confirm Kavanaugh, Democrats walked out.
The Daily Wire reports:
Democrats Walk Out Of Kavanaugh Meeting After It Becomes Clear GOP Has The Votes
A handful of Democratic senators walked out in protest of the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Friday on the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after it became clear that Republicans have the votes to recommend Kavanaugh to the Senate.
“Democratic senators Kamala Harris of California, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Patrick Leahy of Vermont walked out of the meeting in protest,” ABC News reports. “Staff for Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey left the room, signaling he might walk out too.”
The protest followed the announcement by Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, one of the key “swing votes,” that he plans to vote to confirm Kavanaugh, which, as NBC News reports, “guaranteed that the committee would vote to send the nomination to the full Senate.”
After committee chair Chuck Grassley’s announcement that the committee will vote at 1:30 p.m. Friday, NBC notes that Booker and Harris “sat there in silence” when they were called to vote. “They’re not answering because this is so unfair,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), NBC reports.
Trump has authorized a limited FBI inquiry on Kavanaugh so the process isn’t over yet, but we’re close.