1) Avenatti tried to falsify witness corroboration 2) When caught, he obstructed NBC from vetting his claims 3) As a result, NBC couldn’t find the “witness” he hid from them until too late 4) Thus, they couldn’t run her story
Behind the public facade of McConnell being all in on Kav, Treason Turtle knows that R voters tend to vote best when they're voting angry.
Repubs got their best polling news in two years this week. The potential for a Kav loss woke the base.
While a highly public defeat would seem like just that - a defeat - McConnell inevitably knows that it could be just the ticket to saving control of the Senate in November.
In ordinary times, I'd see the push to vote on Kav as a dire sign.
Today though, not so fast...
A Kavanaugh defeat at the hands of Murkowski, Collins and Manchin wouldn't hurt Murkowski or Collins much (if at all) but would hurt Manchin - and more importantly, would probably swing the generic ballot 3-5 points nationwide.