Yesterday morning at ten a.m. was the deadline for Kavanaugh’s accuser to either agree or decline to testify on Monday.
Well, that deadline passed and a new deadline of ten p.m. Friday was given.
And that deadline passed and a new deadline was given.
What’s with all the delays?
And what’s the point of making a deadline if you don’t intend to stick to it?
Sounds less like a deadline and more like an Obama-style red line.
Naturally, conservatives who want Kavanaugh confirmed are accusing Senator Grassley of going wobbly.
Yeah. It kinda looks that way, doesn’t it?
But anybody else wonder if the delays aren’t being caused by a wobbly Senator Grassley but instead by an asshole named Jeff Flake?
He’s the one Republican who could scuttle Kavanaugh’s confirmation being moved out of the Judiciary committee.
Who knows? Maybe he’s the one demanding the delays in order to accommodate this one woman in California who seems to believe that the Advice and Consent clause belongs not to the Senate but to her alone.
I started wondering in the wee hours of the morning if Flake could be the wrench tossed into the process.
And then about an hour ago, I saw this tweet from John Cardillo:
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) September 22, 2018
Boy, that lends credence to my theory, doesn’t it?
As an aside, when the heck has Jeff Flake ever been a conservative champion? Was I asleep in that five minutes?
No offense to Matt Schlapp, but it would have been more fitting to say “He’s gone from NeverTrump scold to roadblock.”
Which, let’s be honest is kind of a lateral move.
Any old how.
If Grassley can’t be assured that he has every Republican vote, Kavanaugh won’t make it out of committee.
And it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if the one delaying things and demanding the deadline move is Jeff Flake.
Now, I don’t know it for a fact.
This is just conjecture on my part.
We don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.
But tell me. Is it that difficult to picture Jeff Flake making demands of the other ten Republican committee members behind closed doors?
He could be playing coy — dragging his feet to make Republicans (and specifically President Trump) sweat.
Or he could be flat-out making certain demands in exchange for his Yes vote.
Granted, I don’t trust Jeff Flake and I never have – not since the stupid Gang of Eight amnesty push.
He prides himself in being the fly in the ointment especially now that Donald J. Trump is President.
On top of that, Flake is a lame duck Senator with absolutely nothing to lose.
So I can’t help but wonder if Grassley is being forced into these delays because he still doesn’t have all eleven Republican votes on the committee. And if I were a bettin’ gal, I’d say the hold-out is the man who puts his personal hatred for the President over everything else.
Again, it’s just a theory. But I have a sinking feeling it’s close to being accurate.
What do you think?
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