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That Was No Investigation - Just A Republican P.R. Stunt

Posted on the 05 October 2018 by Jobsanger
That Was No Investigation - Just A Republican P.R. Stunt That Was No Investigation - Just A Republican P.R. Stunt The Economist / YouGov Poll was done between September 30th and October 2nd of a national sample of 1,500 adults, with a 2.9 point margin of error.
The Reuters / Ipsos Poll was done between September 25th and October 1st of a national sample of 4,057 adults, with a 2 point margin of error.
Both show (as other polls have shown) that a plurality of Americans oppose the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to be a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court -- by a 14 point margin in the YouGov poll and by a 5 point margin in the Reuters poll.
The Republicans don't care what the public thinks though. They are now poised to confirm Kavanaugh as early as Saturday. The cable networks are abuzz over the possibility that Republican senators Collins, Murkowski, and Flake could vote NO. Don't hold your breath for that to happen. All three have reliably voted the party line in the past, and they will likely do so again.
Republican leaders are crowing about the "investigation" just completed by the FBI at the request of Trump. They claim it shows Kavanaugh is innocent of all charges and therefore should be confirmed.
That's a joke at best, and an outrageous lie at worst. There was no real investigation -- no effort to get to the truth! That's because the Republicans (and Trump) are afraid of what a real investigation might uncover. Trump severely restricted who the FBI could talk to in their "investigation". They talked to only 9 people. They did NOT talk to another groups of at least 40 people who had contacted the FBI wanting to testify. There was also no effort (thanks to Trump) to investigate the lies told by Kavanaugh to the Senate committee.
Why did they even bother with this sham investigation? Because Senate Republicans felt they needed some cover to avoid being punished in November. They thought a faux investigation could provide that cover if they could convince the public it was a real investigation. It wasn't, and I suspect no one was fooled.
Now the Republicans are proudly ready to put a liar, a likely sex abuser, and a man with the temperament of a mean drunk on the highest court in the land. It's shameful, and it will affect the court's reputation for decades to come.
The GOP deserves to be severely punished by the voters in November!

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