The Democrats have latched onto a stall tactic to try and delay the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh and they’re clinging to it like Michael Moore on a hoagie. The latest spin is this: The FBI needs to investigate a claim about Brett Kavanaugh over something alleged to have happened nearly 40 years ago when he was in high school.
Among those Dems insisting that the FBI investigate before holding a vote is Kamala Harris, who is in perpetual 2020 campaign mode but already reaching peak shamelessness:
"I believe that the FBI… should be compelled to do its job in terms of completing their background investigation and that's not being done." — Sen. @KamalaHarris on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh pic.twitter.com/JPqQFxdFXf
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) September 18, 2018
It should be noted that Kavanaugh has already been subjected to several FBI background checks due to various positions he’s held in the judicial system, including the position for which he’s been nominated.
Why do Dems keep insisting that the vote be delayed until the FBI checks out the allegations? Because the FBI isn’t going to investigate the allegations:
A DOJ spokesman says the FBI won't get involved in investigating Kavanuagh allegations: "The allegation does not involve any potential federal crime."
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) September 17, 2018
Senate Republicans need to hold the confirmation vote as soon as possible. It’s not like there’s any scenario or information that could be presented that would make them stop clinging to their narrative.
Meanwhile, the accuser doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to testify:
The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape nearly 40 years ago, Stanford professor Christine Blasey Ford, isn’t responding to requests from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley to testify about her claims.
“We still haven’t heard from Dr. Ford, so do they want to have the hearing or not?” Grassley said during an interview with Salem Radio host Hugh Hewitt Tuesday morning. “We have reached out to her in the last 36 hours, three or four times by email and we have not heard from them. It kind of raises the question do they want to come to the public hearing or not? The reason we’re having the public hearing is obviously, well number one, accusations like this deserve consideration and looking into and that’s what the purpose of the hearing is. We wouldn’t be having the hearing if Dr. Ford told the Washington Post and other people publicly she wanted to testify.”