Senate Democrats coordinated a protest during the opening remarks of the Brett Kavanaugh hearing Tuesday. Multiple Democrats on the Judiciary Committee asked for the hearing to be postponed and accused the White House of covering up a paper trail on Trump’s SCOTUS selection, Brett Kavanaugh. The antics were seen as a desperate attempt to delay the hearing by CNN anchor John King.
King said Democrats are using the tactic of delaying until after the Midterms since they don’t have the “math” to stop the nomination and “because they don’t have the votes at the end.”
“You saw Democrats right out of the box delay the hearing, postpone the hearing — it’s all about politics. We’ll get to the policy when Judge Kavanaugh starts answering questions,” King said, “He could change the court balance on abortion, on gay marriage, on health care access. So far it’s been about politics. That tells me the Democrats began this hearing knowing they don’t have the math. They’re trying to stop it at the beginning because they don’t have the votes at the end.”
The CNN panel speculated that the Democrats “best hope” is to convince Republicans to defect. “Right now there’s no sign any two Republicans will ultimately defect,” CNN’s Capitol Hill reporter said.
The hearing was interrupted by dozens of protesters screaming and yelling at multiple times in the hearing.