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ec

climber
ca
Sep 27, 2018 - 01:31pm PT
Dude is totally Hostile...

If he showed some ‘calm’ he’d appear more SCOTUS.

Evasive

“We got a filibuster, but not a single answer.”
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 27, 2018 - 01:53pm PT
Jeebus, it's hard to watch this. I'm still not confident where all the truth lies on this, but I can't imagine being in either position. It's embarrassing on so many levels.

Graham sounded like he about came to tears, too. Or was about to have a MI.

ec

climber
ca
Sep 27, 2018 - 01:54pm PT
Kav is an insubordinate f*ck
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Sep 27, 2018 - 01:57pm PT
the calls are coming in ... dude's got a great future repping beer
ec

climber
ca
Sep 27, 2018 - 01:59pm PT
Kav is an insubordinate f*ck
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 27, 2018 - 02:10pm PT
He keeps demurring on an FBI investigation, saying that it's up to the Committee to decide whether that's necessary or not. He won't even express an opinion as to whether he personally thinks it has value.

Now Grassley is completely undermining the value of an FBI report under any circumstance.

No doubt their feeling about that value was different when it involved the Clintons or any other issue that is counter to their interests.
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Sep 27, 2018 - 02:15pm PT
I'm losing some steam for Kav, the evasive thing isn't working for me.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 27, 2018 - 02:18pm PT
Does anyone know: is there any kind of process whereby a justice can be removed from a court if they are charged and convicted of any kind of law? What level of offense crosses that line?
Norton

climber
The Wastelands
Sep 27, 2018 - 02:20pm PT
yes Apogee

The impeachment process begins in the House of Representatives, with passage of articles of impeachment by a majority vote. The articles of impeachment state specific allegations of wrongdoing. The second step in the process is a trial in the U.S. Senate on the allegations. To convict someone who has been impeached, a two-thirds majority vote is required by the Senate. If convicted by the Senate, the accused is immediately removed from office.
Norton

climber
The Wastelands
Sep 27, 2018 - 02:21pm PT
Constitutional Language
Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution states: "The president, vice president and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." Because federal judges are considered civil officers, they are subject to this rule.

Article 3 mentions good behavior of judges, without defining it. According to the Congress.org website, produced by CQ-Roll Call Group, this is taken to mean that the reasons for impeachment of a federal judge aren't limited to criminal acts.
John M

climber
Sep 27, 2018 - 02:23pm PT
He is very careful about not incriminating himself. He deflected the question about his roommate saying that he was a stumbling drunk by saying the roommate had a problem with the other roommate. With only 5 minutes to ask questions, you can't get to the bottom of anything.

reminds me of board meetings in Yosemite over contentious issues.
Trump

climber
Sep 27, 2018 - 02:29pm PT
The easy fix is for us to win back home field advantage. Then we get our umpires and we get to bat last.
John M

climber
Sep 27, 2018 - 02:35pm PT
Its starting to piss me off that they are blaming Dems for the current mess. They could have held off these hearings and investigated, so the quickness is up to the current leaders.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 27, 2018 - 02:35pm PT
So it's essentially the same as for the President. Didn't realize that...thanks.

One can imagine that if Kavanaugh is confirmed, the effort to find evidence or bring a case against him will continue. At this time, there isn't much hard evidence, but a significant case like this under any other circumstance would take months to prepare.
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Sep 27, 2018 - 03:18pm PT
Prediction:

Kavanaughgate will be fatal to his confirmation. Trump will appoint someone else, but by then Dems will control the Senate and won't even hold hearings. Dems will say Trump is an illegitimate usurper who gained the presidency fraudulently by conspiring with Russia. Mueller's report will be more shocking than anyone could guess, with the number of indictments exceeding Watergate's 69.

And, the Dems will mockingly paraphrase the lying GOP senators of 2016:

"There is a long tradition of a President not appointing judges during his last year outside prison."


Trump's finances and tax returns will be made public by New York State Prosecutors when they charge him for tax fraud and embezzlement from the sham Trump Foundation. Trump's extensive financial ties to Putin, the Kremlin and Putin's puppet oligarchs will be seen as "fake reality" by 90% of Republican voters.

Trump will claim he won the popular vote in 2016, as he is led away wearing a canvas sack with leather straps












VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

Don't confuse GOP-land with rational logic. Oil and water, they are.
Winemaker

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Sep 27, 2018 - 03:28pm PT
From Mr. Kavanaugh's opening remarks:
"This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election."

Frankly, a partisan display like this from a potential lifetime appointee to the Supreme Court should be disqualifying in and of itself.

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 27, 2018 - 03:32pm PT
^^^
Yeah, right?



However, Trump is quite proud of his boy...

wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Sep 27, 2018 - 03:39pm PT
Winemaker,It has to happen,this is an appointee,we have little influence on someone who will have quite a bit of power in the future.

Democracy can get ugly,as it should.
John M

climber
Sep 27, 2018 - 03:48pm PT
90 percent sure that he will be the next supreme court justice

Edit;

Search and destroy is their new catch words for dems attempts. reminds me of swift boating. Its nothing new.

He was fed "search and destroy". They were all prepared to use it.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Sep 27, 2018 - 03:51pm PT
Yesir. I would add,the most partisan,Supreme Court Judge to date.
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