Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, just sent Democrats into a massive tizzy.
On Tuesday, Grassley announced that the vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation is scheduled for Friday.
The moment Grassley made the announcement, Democrats just about lost their minds.
The general consensus is that Republicans have already dismissed the misconduct accusations against Kavanaugh and just want to ram this vote through.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called the scheduling of the vote “outrageous.”
What they fail to mention, though, is Grassley is merely following Senate rules in terms of setting a vote date.
If nothing new is revealed during Thursday’s hearing, in which Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, are expected to testify, the vote will move forward on Friday.
If new evidence is revealed or they need to extend the investigation into Kavanaugh, the vote can still be delayed.
The fact of the matter is if this was a Democrat nominee and Democrats had the chair on the committee, they would have done exactly what Grassley did.
The real question that needs to be asked, though, is what does anyone actually expect to learn from Thursday’s hearing?
Every witness Ford has named has already stated they do not remember the events the way Ford has described them.
More than 100 women that have known Kavanaugh at various stages of his life have come forward to vouch for his character.
Since nobody really expects anything new from Ford’s testimony, Democrats are now pulling people out of the woodwork to make allegations against Kavanaugh.
Democrats are also insisting the FBI open an investigation into Kavanaugh, but that is unlikely to happen.
So, unless there are new shocking revelations during Thursday’s hearing, the Kavanaugh vote should take place on Friday.