McConnell Threatens To Hold Vote Right Before Midterms If Dems Keep Pressing For Information On Kavanaugh
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicts that if the vote was held that late, Democratic voters would be left deflated if Brett Kavanaugh is appointed to the seat. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been making a lot of noise clamoring for the full set of documents from Kavanaugh’s time in the George W. Bush White House.
McConnell Issues Supreme Court Ultimatum
Mitch McConnell has a warning for Democrats demanding copious documents on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Be careful what you wish for. The Senate majority leader privately told senior Republicans on Wednesday that if Democrats keep pushing for access to upwards of a million pages in records from President Donald Trump’s high court pick, he’s prepared to let Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote slip until just before November’s midterm elections, according to multiple sources. (Schor and Everett, 7/20)
Schumer Stalling On Kavanaugh Meeting Deepens White House Rift
Senate Democrats are snubbing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, another salvo in the deepening cold war between President Donald Trump and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The politically strategic slight has raised hackles at the White House, which has been reaching out to Senate Democrats to schedule meetings but has found itself rebuffed at every turn. Some Democrats have said they won’t meet with Kavanaugh until Schumer does. Others have more benignly cited scheduling conflicts. (Woellert, 7/19)