2/"So last week I feel like we got off on the wrong foot a little bit. Like Justice John Paul Stevens, you may have seen the guy shouting about beer and “revenge on behalf of the Clintons” and thought, “Yeeeegh, I don’t love this. Can someone else be lifetime-appointed to the
3/"Supreme Court?” I just want to say: That wasn’t me. I mean, technically, it was me, but in a broader, representational sense, it wasn’t. I was only throwing a temper tantrum as a father, a son and a husband. As a judge, I am a mind of pure light floating in a vat. The person
2/"Now that the highly contentious confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh is winding down, will the resolution dampen the fervor of recent activism? In the past two weeks, protesters have interrupted Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, blocked the
3/"streets around the Capitol, sung on the steps of the Supreme Court, occupied a Senate building, and much more — including calling for a national day of action today. In fact, survivors who confronted Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in a Senate elevator live on CNN may have pushed
"It surprised me a lot to hear him say that he never blacked out...yeah, very drunk." - James Roach, one of Kavanaugh's college roommates, who was not interviewed by the FBI. #ThursdayThoughts#NoKavanaugh
Brett Kavanaugh’s former college classmate Chad Ludington “unequivocally” says that Kavanaugh “has not told the truth” in denying the possibility that he blacked out from drinking: “I never saw him passed out but I saw him quite drunk” #Thursdaythoughts
Before I continue: In the first tweet, I spelled Jamie Roche's name incorrectly. It is, in fact, not "Roach". 🤣 Thank you, @chargrille, for the correction. ❤️ I blame not having my third cup of coffee yet.
2/"The following letter will be presented to the United States Senate on Oct. 4. It will be updated as more signatures are received: Judicial temperament is one of the most important qualities of a judge. As the Congressional Research Service explains, a judge requires
3/"“a personality that is even-handed, unbiased, impartial, courteous yet firm, and dedicated to a process, not a result.” The concern for judicial temperament dates back to our founding; in Federalist 78, titled “Judges as Guardians of the Constitution,” Alexander Hamilton
I have heard non-stop complaints from the right about "hysterical" and unfair Democratic treatment of Brett Kavanaugh, and even praising Lindsay Graham's diatribe in the hearing last week (e.g. Kathleen Parker's recent nauseating column).
As far as I've seen, Democratic politicians have bent over backwards to be fair and judicious about Brett Kavanaugh. However, the Democratic base is definitely upset, and they have every reason to be upset.
What's rarely said but is the silently screaming subtext to all this anger is that Brett Kavanugh will be a hard conservative vote on the Supreme Court that the rightwing hopes and the leftwing fears will not only insulate Trump from ongoing investigations but
2/ Concerned Women for America (or Action Committee) sounds like it should be full of concerned women. It implies they are for women's rights & equality and ought to be supportive of movements like #TimesUp & #MeToo
Attached is a screenshot of one of their full letters.
Please keep calling the senators in your states. But leave Collins' phone lines open for Mainers. She has pointed to out-of-state calls and TV ad purchases as evidence that it's not her constituents doing the calling. We know better. We need to remove all doubt. #NoKavanaugh
We don't want to give her any room to say Mainers aren't calling (which she has reportedly done). Trust us. We are fighting as if our future--and yours--depends on it. Because it does. We won't stop calling, emailing & showing up until the votes our cast. We know #WhatsAtStake.
"You have said multiple times that your staff has already reviewed the 42k pages of docs produced at 5:41pm yesterday.The docs weren't available until 6AM this morning. How's it possible that your staff concluded its review before the docs were even loaded? Blumenthal to Grassley
I challenge every member of #TheResistance to spend at least one third of their social media time in the coming days actively fighting the illegitimate nomination of #BrettKavanaugh to #SCOTUS by the Unindicted Co-conspirator In Chief.
“CONTACT YOUR SENATORS
Every Senator — Democratic or Republican — needs to hear from you about denying the confirmation of #BrettKavanaugh. Add your contact information and we’ll connect you to your Senators.”