by: Nick Maresco
When Republican Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), declared that an FBI investigation would be needed to proceed with Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process, a dagger might just have struck the hearts of the Democrats relying on this probe to shut Kavanaugh down.
And now, they’re even calling the probe “B.S”, but we’ll get to that later.
Recently, a surge of optimism struck Republican senators hoping to confirm Kavanaugh as they detailed finding no such incriminating evidence within the investigation. Senator Flake stating, “we’ve seen no additional corroborating information.” However, corroborating information would suggest that there was evidence to go along with Ford’s claims in the first place, which doesn’t seem to be entirely accurate considering that this new probe may show no dirt on him at all and that 65 women signatories who say that they’ve known Kavanaugh for more than 35 years stated that during the time they’ve known him, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect.
After Flake stated that there was no “additional” evidence found against Kavanaugh, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), reported that the probe appeared to be “a very thorough investigation.” This could really strengthen Kavanaugh’s chances of becoming a Supreme Court Justice by increasing the “pro-Kavanaugh” morale within the on-the-fence swing voting Senators which include, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN).
Sen. Collins is considered one of the toss-up Republican’s who would “make it or break it” for Kavanaugh. After Collins stated that the probe appeared to be “a very thorough investigation,” she also stated, “I’m not going to draw conclusions before I’m finished reading.”
Overall, Democrats hoped that an investigation into Kavanaugh’s high school life and sexual assault allegation would come up with incriminating evidence that would shoot down his chance at the Supreme Court for good, but now with the Republican’s acting very optimistically towards Flake’s statement and the apparently “innocent” FBI report, things may be shaking up for Kavanaugh (in a good way), and may get him enough support to win those “make it or break it” swing votes.
And now as always, anything remotely useful or positive for the opposing side is “B.S.” to Democrats. Having Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) saying that the FBI didn’t interview everyone they should have and for that, it’s a B.S investigation. Menendez officially stating in a video on Twitter Thursday, “The reality is, that is not a full and thorough investigation. Evidently the Republicans who gave the direction to the FBI on what could be investigated was extremely limited. I hear a lot about lack of corroboration. Well, you don’t get corroboration if you don’t talk to corroborating witnesses.”
If we had one thing to tell Senator Menendez, it would be that *they have*. Christine Ford’s former friend and classmate, Cristina King, even stated that she “remembered hearing about the incident back in high school and it definitely happened,” but THEN, later retracting her original statement saying in an interview with NPR, “that it happened or not, I have no idea. I can’t say that it did or didn’t.”
Listen Sen. Menendez, just because you didn’t find dirt on the guy you want to bury, that doesn’t mean that the investigation is, “B.S.”
In conclusion, the over-eagerness of the Democrats demand for an FBI probe may have bought Kavanaugh’s ticket into the Supreme Court by doing the opposite of what the Democrats wanted (and expected).
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