Democrats have tried pretty much everything to shut down the appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court but this was a new one. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois basically told Kavanaugh that he should demand an end to the hearing.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Durbin Tells Kavanaugh He Should Pause His Own Nomination Process
Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) suggested for the second straight day to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh he should choose to delay his own confirmation proceedings on Wednesday.
Durbin and Senate Democrats have called for a pause to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Kavanaugh until all public documents from his George W. Bush White House tenure are released, specifically from Kavanaugh’s tenure as staff secretary.
Kavanaugh said it wasn’t up to the nominee to make decisions on documents, but Durbin responded the amount of documents they received on him would reflect on him and his nomination.
“I think it’s up to you,” Durbin said, pointing at Kavanaugh. “I think it’s up to you. If you said at this moment to this chairman and to this committee, ‘Stop, pause, hit the pause button, I don’t want any cloud or shadow over this nomination. I trust the American people. I want them to trust me. I am prepared to disclose those public documents.'”
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Nice try, Durbin. You can’t blame a guy for trying.