According to a report from Politco, the Democrats have tipped their cards on Kavanaugh.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said that “as soon as Democrats get gavels,” the party will vet the FBI’s handling of Ford’s claim against the Supreme Court nominee — even if Kavanaugh is already seated on the high court by that time. Rep. Eric Swallwell (D-Calif.), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, also said in an interview that the party could probe Kavanaugh’s denials of the allegations against him.
“If they ramrod this nomination through, and we win the majority, we can still investigate this on the House side, and certainly the question as to whether a Supreme Court justice committed perjury is something you could look at,” Swalwell said in an interview. “Hopefully it doesn’t come to that; hopefully they do this right.”
“Because,” he added, “it’s going to get investigated either way and it would be better not to have to investigate a sitting judge.”
This is naked lawfare.
Lawfare is a a portmanteau of the words law and warfare and means “the use of the legal system against an enemy, such as by damaging or delegitimizing them, tying up their time or winning a public relations victory.”
Lawfare is exactly the point of the Mueller investigation. The Mueller investigation was supposed to show that Trump secretly worked with the Russian goverment to rig the election for victory.
After two years, they have produced exactly jack-fucking-shit on that.
The guilty pleads they have gotten are tax evasion, failing for file proper paperwork, and regulatory or administrative breaches, some from before the Trump campaign began.
It’s far from proving the original “collusion” accusation. What it is supposed to do is wear down Trump and his credibility. It will go on in perpetuity, no matter if it never uncovered anything because the constant “under investigation” refrain that the Left can say in relation to Trump is all they need to delegitimize him.
This is the future of the Kavanaugh appointment. Senator Blumenthal said it himself.
“This nomination will not only cast a shadow over Judge Kavanaugh, if he were ever to be confirmed, it will also stain the United States Supreme Court irreparably.”
The Democrats will have Kavanaugh under investigation for life or until he steps down from the Bench. They know what he did is unprovable, and impeaching him would be unprecedented. But they can harangue him with a investigation and make his life miserable.
They will use the investigation to try and force him to recuse himself in any case having to deal with a woman.
“How can a suspected rapist be expected to rule fairly on a woman’s …” will be said at every opportunity.
They will make him rue the day he accepted the nomination by torturing him, his family, and his friends with an interminable investigation.
This is the two fold tactic that they will use from here on in.
One: make an unfounded allegation, without evidence, and try to get the accused to step down or quit and give up.
Two: if the accused doesn’t capitulate, they will open an investigation that has the goal of embarrassing and draining the financial resources of the accused until they quit in bankruptcy and shame.
In the absence of any real platform, they have opted to gain power through a Grand High Inquisitor.
This is truly a nightmare scenario.