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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Hearings For Judge Kavanaugh

For John, BLUFThe Kavanaugh nomination for the US Supreme Court is about more people than Judge Kavanaugh.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The Hill, by Mr Reid Wilson, 19 August 2018.

Here is the lede plus one:

When Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifiets before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings next month, he will face a united front of Democratic opposition.

He may face no more blistering set of questions than those posed by the senator who sits all the way to the left of the dais, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).

A year and a half into her first term in office, the Judiciary Committee’s most junior member is already seen as a potential presidential front-runner.

She has used her perch to insert herself into the debate over major national issues like President Trump’s decision to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and her advisers believe the Kavanaugh hearings will give her another moment to seize the spotlight.

The hearings won’t exactly be a coming-out party for Harris, who is already front of mind for many Democratic activists across the country.  But they will offer another moment in the limelight that other potential presidential contenders will not have.

Senator Harris is pretty impressive, but she hangs out with folks who don't seem to understand economics or history.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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