Dirty GOP and the Brett Kavanaugh Papers

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Dirty GOP and the Brett Kavanaugh Papers

When was the last time you read a great book, to the point you couldn’t put the book down? You stayed up all night reading the page turner, and even considered making coffee just to make it through the night.

How many pages was the book? Three hundred? Four hundred pages? How long did it take for you to read four hundred pages? Now imagine that I ask you to make a decision that will affect you forever, and it’s buried in 42,000 pages and you have a few hours to figure it all out.

Crazy? Insane? How about typical GOP political tactics.

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is hours away, and yet, the amount of time needed and full disclosure needed to make such an important decision is being ignored just to make sure that President Trump can get another justice appointed to the Supreme Court before the mid-term elections and his impeachment.

First, the Trump administration held back more than 100,000 pages of documents related to Brett Kavanaugh citing Executive privilege. This will be the same Supreme Court justice that not only believes a sitting President should not be indicted or investigated during the Presidency, but was appointed by the President by withholding information. Fair? I’m still waiting for Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing.

Senate Leader for the Democrats Chuck Shumer, in a tweet Saturday morning called it the “Friday night document massacre.”

“President Trump’s decision to step in at the last moment and hide 100k pages of Judge Kavanaugh’s records from the American public is not only unprecedented in the history of SCOTUS noms, it has all the makings of a cover up. Republicans in the Senate and the President of the United States are colluding to keep Judge Kavanaugh’s records secret, and trying to hide their actions from the American people by doing it on the Friday night of a holiday weekend.” Tweet by Chuch Shumer

My sentiments exactly.

But, it gets better. On a long weekend where members of Congress were on vacation, they received the second dump of documents, 42,000 pages in all.

Let’s do some quick math. I will pretend, because I’m sure it is much less than that, that the average book is 400 pages. Divide 42,000 by 400, and that means you have a few hours to read 105 novels! Good luck with that.

To state that Kavanaugh is being shoved down our throats, is the understatement of the year.

Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
Twitter @mcatty_alex

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