Democrats have a serious problem on their hands with Kavanaugh. There’s little to nothing they can do about his confirmation to the Supreme Court, but their base is demanding that they somehow keep it from happening.
This is leading to some infighting on the left.
The Hill reports:
Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick
Democrats are fighting among themselves over how far to go to oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and tempers are starting to flare ahead of a decision that could weigh heavily on the midterm elections.
Liberal activists, who are closely aligned with the party’s base, are losing patience with centrist Democrats who are on the fence over Kavanaugh, a judge with impressive credentials and the approval of the conservative Federalist Society.
But Senate Democratic leaders don’t want to twist the arms of vulnerable colleagues up for reelection in pro-Trump states, adding to the disappointment of activists.
“There’s a great deal of frustration,” said Neil Sroka, spokesman for Democracy for America, a liberal advocacy group that is pressing Senate Democrats to unify immediately against Kavanaugh…
Liberal activists argue that if Democrats unify early against Kavanaugh, it will put more pressure on Collins and Murkowski to oppose him, just as they opposed efforts to repeal ObamaCare in 2017 after Democrats unified against that effort.
It is looking like Republicans will be united in voting to confirm, so the left is wasting its time.
They’re going to lose this battle.