Add at least two Republican Senators to every Democrat Senator who want the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation votes delayed. Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake want to hear from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in high school, before moving forward.
Flake sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee which is set to vote first before moving confirmation to the whole Senate.
Senator Dianne Feinstein dropped the bombshell just prior to the first confirmation vote in what is clearly a politically motivated move.
Feinstein chose to weaponize the allegations. She knew if she came forward in July or even August, that there would be enough time to examine the allegations and determine if the Senate needed to consider them. They could have questioned Kavanaugh during the confirmation hearings, during personal interviews, or in writing. Instead, we are placed in a confirmation limbo because of Feinstein’s choice to wait until the eleventh hour.
There were no factors preventing her from bringing the allegations to light earlier. She and her colleagues assessed the situation and determined it would be best for them politically to wait until now.