Since the arrival of Donald Trump to the White House, there has been almost a daily outburst of some sort, and much anticipation of what’s next. One would have thought the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court would have created enough political fireworks, but the very next day the president was in Europe blasting NATO countries, our allies, over their lack of financial support to the common cause or mission of the organization. He told Germany in strong language that it was “being a captive of Russia” over energy dependence.
Never a dull moment when President Trump seeks to fulfill his campaign promises!
While the Judge Kavanaugh nomination will not leave the news for the next couple of months, as the confirmation process unfolds, expect blasts about NATO, Russia and North Korea to still brighten the “news sky” and who knows what to expect next from the news creator.
Judge Kavanaugh certainly appears to be well-qualified but that won’t count with the Democratic opposition. The Democrats are still “smarting” about Hillary’s loss to Trump. They are scared to death about Judge Kavanaugh’s conservative leanings and how he will vote on such issues as abortion and health care, and other liberal matters, some proposed and others in the grip of statutes.
Judge Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearings will be super careful and prepared in how he states his opinions. He will present his case generally as a defender of the law and protector of the U.S. Constitution. He should not be expected to comment on cases that have yet to be filed.
The Republicans hold a slim 51-49 Senate majority as Republican Sen. John McCain is absent due to brain cancer. Republicans will try to obtain Democratic support from senators who may cross over the party line. Missouri’s Democratic senator, Claire McCaskill, who has supported some Trump nominations for other positions, wants to know how Missourians feel about Judge Kavanaugh. She is well aware that Missouri went for Trump, including Franklin County, in 2016. She also knows that a high percentage of Missourians are against abortions. She is out of step with the pro-life supporters. Sen. McCaskill is a sure bet to win the Democratic primary. How she handles the Judge Kavanaugh nomination will go a long way in determining whether she returns to our nation’s capitol in 2019.
The liberal Democrats will try to derail Judge Kavanaugh with every means at hand.
We think he is highly qualified and should be confirmed.