While some in the media are writing that Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell is superman in getting Brett Kavanugh a job on the US Supreme Court ?
THAT really isn’t case….
Voters….Not McConnell gave Republicans the ability to have enough votes to confirm….
And that was only by ONE vote….
Democrat Harry Reid gave Republicans a goal of 51 votes, not 60…..
And President Obama and President Bush also put two people on the nation’s highest court….
The fact is McConnell’s actions where not remarkable at all….
A strange explanation for Brett Kavanaugh’s ascension to the Supreme Court emerged soon after the Senate confirmed him. Kavanaugh, the argument goes, didn’t get through because Republicans had the votes; he got through because Democrats weren’t tough enough to stop him.
This sense that maybe Democrats just didn’t fight hard enough is driven by a mix of understandable progressive frustration and equally understandable braggadocio from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who’s running around talking about how he’s “stronger than mule piss” (which I guess is strong). But none of this is true.
The Republican and Democratic parties really are different in important ways, but one way in which they are not different is that when it comes to congressional votes, Republicans win when they have the numbers, and Democrats win when they have the numbers.
Democrats didn’t want the Senate to confirm Kavanaugh, but the Senate did because most senators are Republicans and a majority of senators acting in concert can confirm a Supreme Court justice….