(National Sentinel)Â Time Limit: Democrats in the Senate know they don’t stand a chance in Hades to block the appointment of POTUS Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
So they are pulling every trick in the book in order toÂ delay his nomination as much as possible.
For one, Democratic senators areÂ refusing to meet with Kavanaugh, laughingly claiming they have “scheduling conflicts” they simply can’t change.
Now they’reÂ demanding to review more than 1 million documents related to Kavanaugh’s court cases since becoming a federal judge and his time serving in the Bush administration.
He’s ruled in more thanÂ 300 cases. It’s an impressive body of work. ButÂ Democrats’ insistence they see and reviewÂ every page of every case is absurd and as it happens, impractical.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has been attempting to meet Democrats halfway on their requests but like everything else in the age of GOP congressional control and the Trump presidency,Â they’re really only interested in obstruction.
Grassley knows the game and he’sÂ had it.
The Washington Times reports:
Senate JudiciaryÂ ChairmanÂ Charles E. GrassleyÂ said Friday heâ€™s hit a wall in negotiations with Democrats over documents from JudgeÂ Brett M. Kavanaughâ€™s past, and he moved unilaterally to request a more limited set of papers from his time in the BushÂ White House.
The documents are shaping up as the crux of the fight over the judgeâ€™s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Democrats say they want to see everything JudgeÂ KavanaughÂ worked on when he was in theÂ White HouseÂ counselâ€™s office and then later as staff secretary for PresidentÂ George W. Bush.
Mr. Grassley, though, limited Fridayâ€™s request to documents from the counselâ€™s office.
â€œAs I have said repeatedly, I am not going to put the American taxpayers on the hook for the Senate Democratsâ€™ fishing expedition,â€ the Iowa Republican said.
Perhaps one million documents relating to JudgeÂ KavanaughÂ are atÂ Mr. Bushâ€™s presidential library â€” a massive amount of information.
Most Democrats have already said they’re not going to support Kavanaugh — before reading a single document.
So what’s the point of gathering every word Kavanaugh has ever writtenÂ if Democrats aren’t interested in anything but obstructing his appointment?
â€œThe minority rejected out of hand multiple accommodations that Iâ€™d offered to assist in targeting material they believe is relevant,” Grassley said, according to the Times.
“Instead, they demanded that we expand the request to require a search of every email from every one of the hundreds ofÂ White HouseÂ staffers who served alongside JudgeÂ KavanaughÂ for nearly six years, to find records that merely mention his name,â€Â he added.
That’s not going to happen.