Gardner Backs Into Corner on Kavanaugh Confirmation

UPDATE: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising a Kavanaugh confirmation vote this week.


As Kyle Clark of 9News reports this afternoon via Twitter:

This is potentially a very significant statement from the office of Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma). Gardner has already given lip service to supporting an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct made by another woman, Boulder resident Deborah Ramirez.

It’s certainly more than possible that Gardner could go ahead and vote YES on confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court (assuming such a vote is eventually taken), but in doing so he’d essentially be acknowledging that he is waving Kavanaugh through despite credible testimony of sexual assault and misconduct. This would be a particularly dangerous vote for someone who is up for re-election in 2020.

3 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. RepealAndReplace says:

    Stay the course, Senator. Some day they will thank you.

  2. Davie says:

    Oh, I'm sure Con Man believes her, but it's obviously a case of mistaken identity, right?

  3. JohnInDenver says:

    Gardner, the head of the Senate Campaign apparatus, taking several days to decide and then signaling a reasonable question about his support of Kavanaugh, is interesting.

    I'm wondering if McConnell will now INSIST on a vote, knowing Kavanaugh's nomination is in "iffy" territory.  He warned the White House apparatus that Kavanaugh might be difficult — and people though he was talking only about the extent of the paper trail.  It could be he knew of more … Kavanaugh showed up in Republican circles as much as Forrest Gump did in the movie, and someone may have noticed him "liking" beer a bit too much. 

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