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Brett Kavanaugh farce is proof that justice is dead in America

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Just think about this. In 2016, we had a Senate majority leader in Mitch McConnell who plowed through the guardrails of democratic government and civil traditions by refusing to even hold a hearing on a nominee from the president that American voters had chosen in 2012 to pick their Supreme Court justices, Barack Obama. It was no big deal for McConnell and his GOP minions in the Senate majority to hold a Supreme Court seat open for an entire year while the court was hearing critical cases on the environment, corporate power, and civil rights to wait for their political long-shot to pay off.

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Two @ nytimes reporters, @ rpogrebin and @ katekelly, spent months independently reporting out Deborah Ramirez's allegation against Brett Kavanaugh and found it credible and documented another serious claim of misconduct with an eyewitness: https://www. nytimes.com/2019/09/14/sun day-review/brett-kavanaugh-deborah-ramirez-yale.html "

Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids. She Did Not.

Deborah Ramirez's Yale experience says much about the college's efforts to diversify its student body in the 1980s.

nytimes.com

7:04 PM - Sep 14, 2019

But in 2018, heaven forbid that the 140-m.p.h. Kavanaugh confirmation could have been slowed down for just two or three weeks to allow the FBI to do what used to be its job and interview witnesses who could corroborate or in some cases maybe not corroborate the very serious allegations raised by Ramirez and Stier. Indeed, the authors Pogrebin and Kelly also found the woman in Stier's allegation didn't want to testify and told friends she didn't recall Stier's claim, so maybe a little more devotion to the truth would have helped Kavanaugh on some aspects of the probe. The real problem here is that McConnell, Team Trump, and probably Kavanaugh didn't want the truth. They wanted a fifth vote on the Supreme Court.

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