Good Friday morning.
Here is what's on the President's agenda today:
- The president receives his intelligence briefing
- President Trump participates in a Defense Industrial Base Report presentation
- The president participates in a signing ceremony for H.R. 4, the “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018”
I have a condensed version of the Briefing for you this morning.
This morning the Senate will vote to end debate (cloture) on the Kavanaugh nomination around 10:30 a.m. If that motion passes, there will be 30 hours of debate before a vote on Mr. Kavanaugh's nomination. That will take place around Saturday at 4 or 5 p.m. Expect some kind of social unrest if Kavanaugh passes and I think he will pass. McConnell wouldn't schedule a vote otherwise.
Who cares? The WaPo is a bunch of partisan hacks. Vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh
This is fantastic! Hatch tells group of female protesters to 'grow up'
Historical picture of the day:
And that's all I've got, now go beat back the angry mob!
Best. Photo. Of. The. Day.
So much here. The unhinged pursuer. Her glossy preprinted sign with the union label. (Trust me, it's there.) Uncivil, nasty rage. In contrast, Senator Graham's smile. And the tie adjustment, compared to the unkempt wild shrieker. And between the two, thank God, the law (for now at least).
The lunatics aren't done. Saturday, Leftist groups will be marching all over the country in the #NoJusticeNoSeat march.
They plan on occupying the Hart Senate Office Building at 9 a.m. Saturday. They have also chosen a number of other states to unleash their rage: Vermont, Maine, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Georgia and Ohio.
They plan on "showing their opposition to Brett Kavanaugh and support for survivors of sexual violence," as if there is any relation between the two. The Soros-funded groups organizing the pack of nuts are:
Advocates for Youth, Alliance for Justice Action Campaign, Feminist Majority, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, MoveOn, NAACP, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Council of Jewish Women, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Women’s Law Center, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, UltraViolet Action, United State of Women, and Sierra Club
So the crazy train rolls on.
It's not over until it is over, but...
Senators who stood up to the leftist mobs, threats of violence, and false claims deserve credit. The Left was fully engaged with everything it had, and it didn't win the field. Collins saw through it. The rest of the Republicans saw through it. And Americans saw through it.
This has to be disturbing for both mainstream Democrats and the Left. The Democratic Party allowed the extreme radical Left to drive the anti-Kavanaugh strategy and they blew it. Ridiculous claims, preposterous decades-old allegations, and in-your-face incivility were the tools of choice for the strategy.
Kavanaugh's honor was attacked, and when he defended his honor, then his foes claimed he didn't have the temperament to be a judge.
We still don't know if the full 30 hours is going to run before a final vote. Majority Leader McConnell is now working out a time for a vote Saturday.
It may still be that Senator Murkowski may yet change her vote, especially after Senator Collins' speech. People in Alaska are angry that she is on the wrong side of the issue, but it is not too late for her to fix that.
So, I wanted Kavanaugh confirmed on my birthday. I guess I have to settle with him getting enough votes.
Oh, and Manchin is a yes, too!