Why are Republicans so upset about Kavanaugh? Brett Kavanaugh & Niel Gorsuch are nothing special.

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Should Republicans dump Kavanaugh for a Woman nominee?

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  1. oreo
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    Republicans campaigned on the SCOTUS nominee in 2016, after making certain that Obama's last nominee, Merrick Garland didn't get a chance. Why? Because you never know who Hillary Clinton would have picked. Well as it turns out, Hillary Clinton may have picked Niel Gorsuch or Brett Kavanaugh as her nominee, because she voted to confirm both of them for Federal District court positions.

    In fact, Hillary Clinton along with Barack Obama actually voted for both of them, as they came out of the G.W. Bush administration as Federal District Court judges in year 2006, when Democrats were the majority in the Senate, and could have easily rejected them. This while Senate Democrats were historically turning down a lot of G.W's nominee's. IOW--Both have already run the Democrat gaunlet and passed with flying colors.

    Brett Kavanaugh - Wikipedia

    Anthony Scalia NOT'S !!!

    In fact here are the Democrats that confirmed both Brett Kavanuagh & Niel Gorsuch in 2006 for Federal District Court of Appeals positions.

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    Niel Gorsuch is the only nominee in my memory that stated during confirmation hearings that Roe V Wade is precedent in the Constitution, meaning set in stone. The only reason Democrats tried to block him, is because they were upset that Republicans blocked Merrick Garland.
    Gorsuch to Feinstein: Abortion ruling is 'precedent'

    Brett Kavanuagh only caught Trump's attention, because he once stated that Presidents shouldn't undergo prosecution while they're in office. But there is no such thing as prosecution of a sitting President anyway--we have an impeachment process to rid ourselves of criminal and inept behavior of a President.
    Analysis | Does Brett Kavanaugh think the president is immune from criminal charges?

    So the question is?
    Since women have a very unfavorable opinon of Trump, (7 in 10) would it be wiser for Republicans to go ahead with an investigation & or drop Kavanaugh for a woman nominee?
    Gallup Poll: 7 in 10 Women Have Unfavorable Opinion of Trump
     
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    Because decent human beings find it morally reprehensible to falsely accuse people of vile crimes for political reasons
     
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    And the fact they will do this to any SC nominee Trump proposes.
     
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    We really don't know if what this woman, Ford is saying is true or not, do we? And let's face it, men typically don't assault women in public places.

    Republicans are really in a corner on this one. Worst case scenario, they confirm Kavanaugh--and then find out that Ford was telling the truth. 2nd scenario--they confirm Kavanaugh without an investigation, showing they could care less about women and their claims of sexual assault or harrassement.

    And let's face it Republicans already have a yuuuge problem with women voters in this country. Why add more fuel to the fire.
    Blue wave coming this November 2018
     
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    My feeling in this whole thing is very simple... if Kavanuagh is not confirmed, the next nominee should be an Activist Conservative. If that one is shit down, the next one should be a MORE activist Conservative, etc....

    Make it less and less desirable for the Dens to shoot down a nominee when they know he next one will be even less to their liking.
     
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    There's the thing, IF Ford was SO concerned about Kavanaugh, she should have come forward BEFORE he was a federal judge. Often times a federal judges ruling holds up under Supreme Court review, so they frequently are applying the Constitution at a lower level.
     
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    Good question OP.

    Kavanaught isn't worth falling on the sword for.

    Dump him.
     
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    We can be fairly certain she is lying. All four of her witnesses say she is wrong.
     
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    Kavanaught IS an activist conservative.
     
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    ...or the Democrats could just approve him, since it is no big deal as you imply.
     
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