View Full Version : Blumenthal says he won’t meet with Supreme Court nominee

08-25-2018, 03:02 PM
Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Thursday he would not meet with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying that the customary courtesy call would be nothing more than “an empty, deceptive charade.”

Blumenthal, D-Conn., is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is scheduled to start confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court pick on Sept. 4. On Wednesday, Blumenthal joined Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., in calling for a delay in the hearings after Trump ex-lawyer Michael Cohen implicated the president in directing payments of pre-election hush money to two women with whom Trump had affairs.

The Cohen guilty plea Tuesday came on the same day that a jury in Alexandria, Va., convicted Trump’s former campaign manager, New Britain-native Paul Manafort, on eight counts of tax and bank fraud charges.

Blumenthal said in a statement Thursday that he originally had no plans to meet with Kavanaugh, even though such meetings with senators are a tradition of the Supreme Court confirmation process. He decided to cancel the potential one-on-one because of what he termed Kavanaugh’s “evasive and meaningless answers” in meetings with other Democratic senators.

I'm sure Kavanaugh hasn't been able to eat or sleep since Blumenthal made his announcement from the mount. :sarcasm: :asshole: :rotfl: :bullshit: :stfu1: :curse: :mad-new: :lol: :rotfl: