Washington, D.C. – Today was the first day of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. The morning had a contentious start with interruptions from Democrats and protestors in the audience. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) started by asking for the meeting to be cancelled entirely while Sen. Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) waited his turn to ask for an adjournment. Despite delay tactics, the hearing procreeded, although delayed. The day ended with an opportunity for Kavanaugh to address the committee and introduce his family.
After attending the hearing this afternoon, Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee made the following observation:
“What we witnessed today from the Kavanaugh opposition was more of the same. As they grow more and more frustrated and tired of losing, they continue to pout and scream louder and louder. Despite their cries, the arguments have not changed. The nominee has not changed.
“The Democrats in the committee who acted out because they didn’t get enough documents have already vowed to oppose him. Their minds are made up regardless of the proceedings. Let them vote, “no.” Even the liberal American Bar Association had enough information to give Judge Kavanaugh a unanimous “well qualified” rating which is its highest.
“The complaints of those opposing Kavanaugh are loud and incendiary, but they are simply not persuasive. They bear no resemblance to the nominee’s record.
“Hopefully, tomorrow we’ll get less antics and more substantive discussion about the actual record of the nominee. That is what the American people want and expect from their representatives in the committee.”
For an interview with Penny Nance contact Annabelle Rutledge at [email protected] or 916-792-3973.