It was a day that will be remembered for decades on Thursday in Washington, D.C., as the hotly anticipated Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford featured compelling and powerful testimony on the sexual assault allegations roiling the capital. Nearly two weeks after reports emerged that Kavanaugh was being accused of a sexual assault while he was in high school 36 years ago, the accuser finally made her case in public, and Kavanaugh got a chance to respond on the national stage. The day started with the delicately negotiated appearance of Blasey
When news first broke that Professor Christine Blasey Ford had accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of committing attempted sexual assault against her when they were both teenagers — just days before his Senate confirmation vote to become the Supreme Court’s newest justice — many on the Left immediately called for Kavanaugh’s head. ABC News Chief Political Analyst Matthew Dowd had this to say, all but condemning Kavanaugh as guilty: Enough with the “he said, she said” storyline. If this is he said, she said, then let’s believe the she in these scenarios. She has nothing to gain, and everything to lose.
Leftist activists and Democrat senators have spent the last four days making fools of themselves during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Anyone who has watched the hearings on television has heard the shrill shrieks of leftist agitators, screaming about how Kavanaugh is going to take away their health care or “reproductive rights.” The interruptions have been constant — by one senator’s count, there had been over 200 interruptions over the first three days. There are a limited number of seats open to the public, and, according to some reports, the disruptors are being paid
Several Democrat senators running for re-election in red states voted to continue taxpayer funding for the abortion giant Planned Parenthood on Thursday. An amendment proposed by Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to a massive bill to fund the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services would have stripped Planned Parenthood of nearly half a billion dollars in federal taxpayer money that they receive each year. The amendment was defeated by a vote of 48 against to 45 in favor. All Senate Democrats voted against the amendment. (Two Republicans, pro-abortion Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, also voted
Although not surprising in an election year, congressional appropriators — who are generally not known for their political courage — are not doing anything to drain the putrid, unconstitutional swamp that is the U.S. Department of Education and its related programs. Both the full House and Senate Appropriations Committees have completed their Labor/HHS/Education appropriations bills for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 that will begin October 1st. As we described a few months ago, the omnibus budget bill for FY 2018 exploded deficits and significantly enlarged the federal education footprint. Although there are some places where there are no new increases, the
After Senate Democrats blocked an anti-human trafficking bill last week because it lacked language that would allow abortions, pro-life groups have come together to condemn the decision and to advocate for anti-trafficking legislation. “In a stunning display of protecting abortion at all costs, the U.S. Senate failed to defend victims — women and little girls — of sex trafficking. The abortion lobby and their allies in the Senate should be ashamed of themselves,” stated Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “How dare they call themselves ‘pro-woman’ when they epically failed to help sex trafficking victims because they would
Over the years, Beltway insiders and the media have built a myth around Mitch McConnell as a master tactician and strategist who both sides agree is a formidable force in Congress. For the most part, it’s just not true. For all his decades in the Senate and years in Senate leadership, McConnell has only one major legislative achievement: tax reform. The rest of the battles (Obamacare and Obamacare repeal, defunding Planned Parenthood, etc.) have resulted in failures where McConnell was unable to hold his caucus together or thwart the Democrats’ agenda. And he’s undeniably a card-carrying member of the swamp, notorious for
Tragically for our children’s futures and freedoms — but predictably, as we warned here and here — Congress heeded very few general principles or President Trump’s good ideas about preserving freedom and privacy, decreasing the federal footprint in education, supporting programs that work, or maintaining fiscal discipline. The House yesterday passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus-spending bill — that will only fund the government for six months — by a vote of 256-197. The Senate followed early this morning with a vote of 65-32. The damage this bill will do the nation’s fiscal health and to issues outside of education is well discussed