In a town hall meeting in Boston on Saturday, the state’s senior Senator, Elizabeth Warren, used some outraged rhetoric in addressing the hot button issue of the probable appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “It was stolen from Barack Obama and it was stolen from the people of the United States of America.” Warren was referring to the court appointment in the final year of Obama’s term that was delayed by Senate Republicans until he was out of office. The vacancy was subsequently filled by President Trump with his appointment of Justice Neil M. Gorsuch.
Warren went on further to attack the motives behind the selection, “There’s something special about Kavanaugh and that is that Kavanaugh thinks that sitting presidents are above the law, when Donald Trump hears the hoof beats of the Mueller investigation getting closer and louder … Donald Trump says, ‘I like the guy who thinks presidents are above the law.’ ”
Warren not left with many options as to how to fight the looming nomination added, “I’m opposed to Kavanaugh. I know you’re shocked,” Warren said. “What can we do? We can be as loud as humanly possible right up until that vote. Please, everybody, get in this fight. We need you.”
The town hall meeting and Warren’s speech comes at a time when the Democrats are seemingly working on a delay tactic to stall the nomination until after the midterm elections in November. The Democrats’ strategy, led by California’s Sen. Dianne Feinstein, is to demand to see every document that crossed Kavanaugh’s desk while he served as President George W. Bush’s staff secretary from 2003 to 2006.
The Democrats’ ultimate hope is that the vote is stalled and they are able to somehow win enough seats in the midterm to take the majority and thus nullifying the nomination.