The Republicans just want to push the nomination through. This shows they don’t take the Thursday hearings seriously.
The Chairman provides the context: https://t.co/K4pzn26AgU
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) September 25, 2018
This would be ruled out of order even in a kangaroo court. https://t.co/0qeqXTiQ8N
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) September 25, 2018
The other possibility is that McConnell doesn't know he has the votes but he's betting that nobody will have the guts to vote No on Kavanaugh when put on the spot. That's an incredible way to run a caucus, using the rankest parts of the base as the whip operation
— David Dayen (@ddayen) September 25, 2018
that being said, i wouldn't be shocked if the nomination passed https://t.co/1pll5N6XVX
— Sam Stein (@samstein) September 25, 2018
There are huge risks to the GOP in both rushing to confirm Kavanaugh and in letting the process play out for several more weeks.
Encouraging Kavanaugh to withdraw now, however painful it might be, is probably their least-worst option. https://t.co/IzgU7ZT9Ul
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) September 25, 2018