Another Day, Another Unstoppable Strategy to Prevent Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination

** FILE ** Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill April 26, 2004, on his nomination to be U. S. circuit judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. Kavanaugh’s nomination by President Bush to a federal appeals court judgeship is moving toward a vote in the Senate after being blocked for more than two years by Democrats. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File)

 

The singular most interesting thing that is happening with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court is watching the hard left tie themselves in knots convincing themselves that they have the power to stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation. SPOILER ALERT: They Don’t.

This past week they’ve tried to argue that since President Trump or his campaign might have violated campaign finance laws, that Trump was not legitimately elected and therefore he doesn’t have the right to nominate anyone. Apparently, the morons making this claim were either in utero or comatose when the ChiComs pumped millions into Bill Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign. They’ve questioned his purchase of baseball tickets. They are demanding the emails of both Kavanaugh and his wife. Some of them are really explosive:

And they are still mewling about this being Marlon Gerrick’s seat (or something like that).

But the most hilarious results come when the left tries to plot out a parliamentary move that can’t be overcome. Now if the House of Representatives can literally make the clock stop in order to complete a vote on a given day, it should be obvious that anyone who claims that there is a parliamentary move that can’t be defeated by the majority is an imbecile. But the great thing about Twitter is that imbeciles abound and shamelessly call attention to themselves.

Let’s get rid of the easy part of this idiocy to begin with. Flake and Corker are going to vote for Kavanaugh. There is no reason for them not to. Kavanaugh is their kind of Republican. He has the right pedigree. He knows which fork to use. He’s not going to blow his nose into the napkin.

To understand how deranged this is, let’ go to the Senate’s rules.

quorum – The number of senators that must be present for the Senate to do business. The Constitution requires a majority of senators (51) for a quorum. Often, fewer senators are actually present on the floor, but the Senate presumes that a quorum is present unless the contrary is shown by a roll call vote or quorum call.

So if no Democrats show up, McConnell will presume there is a quorum and there will be no quorum call and Kavanaugh will be confirmed by unanimous consent, that is, without a roll call vote.

If one Democrat shows up to prevent this from happening, there are 51 Senators present and, therefore, a quorum.

It is highly amusing to watch these brilliant strategists plot their moves but the bottom line is this: absent something on the order of a thermonuclear exchange, Brett Kavanaugh will be on the bench with the next session of the Supreme Court opens.

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