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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Van Hollen: Democrats Didn't Overreach on Kavanaugh

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D., Md.) said on Sunday that Democrats didn't overreach during the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

"Well, I don't think Democrats overreached," Van Hollen told "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson. "Democrats wanted a thorough FBI investigation, and in the end it was [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell who really cut that short did not allow a full investigation."

Senate Democrats attempted to block Kavanaugh's confirmation by using allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against him in the final days of his confirmation process. The allegations went back to when he was in high school and college. Democrats focused their efforts on the allegations in an attempt to galvanize opposition and put pressure on Republicans such as Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.). Both Flake and Collins ended up voting for Kavanaugh; Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) was the only Republican senator who did not.

Kavanaugh's first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, told the Washington Post that Kavanaugh, then a junior in high school, attacked her when they were at a party in Maryland in the early 1980s. A second allegation came from a woman named Deborah Ramirez who accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself at a dorm party during his freshman year at Yale. Another allegation was brought forth from a woman named Julie Swetnick, who is represented by anti-Trump lawyer Michael Avenatti. Swetnick claimed Kavanaugh was involved in a series of "gang rapes" when he was in high school, but she offered no additional evidence or witnesses to support her allegations, and she later walked back her claims.



Anonymous said...

Just another reason to vote Republican. The more the dems say stupid stuff the better I like it.

Anonymous said...

Van Holan supports Maryland becoming a sanctuary state and allowing illegals to vote.

Anonymous said...

Well stated.

Anonymous said...

another clueless DEM ...WOW, just plain stupid.

Anonymous said...

Another worthless Politian who votes with liberal socialist who does not represent his district just the Baltimore / DC corridor.

Anonymous said...

Another lying politician, you were not voting for him under any TERMS, you followed Party line. You are just another crappy politician who supports the party and not the people!

Anonymous said...


He's speaking to those dumb enough to vote dumbocrat

Anonymous said...

Dopey dems playing games and more people are seeing what they are really like and turning away from them. Let them keep up the foolishness and keep losing elections.

Anonymous said...

So now even with 7 FBI investigations it was still not enough! Even our middle school students are smarter than you Dems. Shame the adults that vote in our state still believe these politicians!

Anonymous said...

Chris, it was YOUR party that sat on the charges for months not bringing anything to the table until the last minute before the vote, Dummy! Your party had all the time it needed, yet used it to rehearse a story that wound up being a lead balloon.

Proving you are as stupid as everyone else in your party.

Anonymous said...

Another party-line zombie. Just regurgitating the talking points he's given.

Like Cardin, pretending to be on a road crew.

Like Liberal Jim flying over OC like the Red Baron is search of Snoopy.

Like the diaper sniffer who is actually from a well off Baltimore family; prep school, liberal hothouse Duke, picked up a minor in Arabic before heading off to Syria to tutor Iraqi refugees (not the most hospitable turf for a Jewish kid), into the Army for a mysterious role (doesn't list his rank), and then to grad school at Obama's alma mater. Now wants to be in Congress. SocialistDemocrat central casting all the way.

Vote the SocialistDemocrats down.