The entire process has been highly contentious, as Democrats have done almost everything imaginable to delay the process and smear Kavanaugh as a sexual predator with unsubstantiated claims dating back almost 40 years. In fact, Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey disrespectfully walked out of the hearing on Friday when Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley finished his opening statement.
Now that Kavanaugh has made it out of Committee, three more votes are scheduled to take place. Senators have been notified by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that there will be a procedural vote over the weekend.
Then, the full Senate will vote on a procedure vote on Monday. On Tuesday, many report that all 100 Senators will cast their vote on Kavanaugh. If Kavanaugh receives at least 50 votes, he will be confirmed to the Supreme Court.
The GOP has a 51-49 majority in the Senate, but Kavanaugh’s fate comes down to only a handful of Senators.
According to Townhall, Kavanaugh is expected to get all 51 votes from Republicans and even a few from Democrats in Red states that President Donald Trump won big in the 2016 presidential election.
“A Senate insider has told Townhall that Kavanaugh has the votes to make it out of committee and the votes to be confirmed on the floor for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sens. Flake (R-AZ), Collins (R-ME), Murkowski (R-AK), and Manchin (D-WV) are expected to vote in favor of Kavanaugh. All the Republicans are voting yes. Also, in the rumor mill, several Democrats may break ranks and back Kavanaugh. That’s the ball game, folks.”
Kavanaugh’s likely confirmation comes after Democrats did just about everything possible to stall the hearing until after November’s midterm election.
The saga began a few weeks ago when the public learned about Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh groped her at a high school party around 1982. She bizarrely said she believed he could have “inadvertently killed” her, but no witnesses corroborate the tale.
A second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in 1983. A third accuser, Julie Swetnick, came forward on Wednesday and accused Kavanaugh of taking part in “gang rapes” at parties in the early 1980s.
Two others have since come forward with allegations in the form of anonymous letters. Neither of the individuals provided evidence or proof to substantiate the claims.
Kavanaugh strongly denies the allegations, but more importantly, there are major holes in the allegations from all five accusers.
Ford has no evidence or witnesses; Ramirez admitted to being drunk at the party and having “significant gaps in her memory” about what may have happened; and Swetnick claims Kavanaugh was part of a “gang rap” cartel, where 16-year-old boys were drugging and raping women at at least 10 parties.
There’s literally no evidence at all to support claims from any of the thee five people outside of “he said, she said” allegations.
Democrats smeared, insulted, and attacked Kavanaugh endlessly for weeks, and it was all for naught.