Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) has been showing exceptional leadership in the Trump era. Today she again showed other Democrats how to stand up and fight back. After the felony guilty verdicts for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, entered guilty pleas on eight federal felonies, Senator Hirono has had enough and is leading the charge to stop the Judge Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination in its tracks.
This is the proper framing for all Democrats. There is no universe where it should be acceptable for a president embroiled in a criminal investigation, one that is inching closer and closer to his doorstep by the minute, to have the privilege of nominating a Supreme Court nominee to a lifetime appointment. Even worse, a judge who may very well end up presiding over Donald Trump’s own cases before the court. ABSOLUTELY NOT. This should be a red line for not just Democrats, but all senators. This is about law and order. This is about the very foundation of American justice.
Senator Hirono is not the only one calling for a delay in confirmation hearings. Democratic leader Sen. Chuck Schumer is also ringing that bell.
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