What Just Happened in the Senate?

This is a follow up to the post I published earlier today.

https://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/falsus-in-uno-falsus-in-omnibus/

For those of you following the Senate Judiciary Committee events, I have to share this. I have no idea who the creator is. πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌ

https://twitter.com/rob_bennett/status/1045724782510182400?s=12

Today’s events thoroughly confused me, and I needed them explained more than once before everything made sense. I felt better about my stupefaction seeing Senator Feinstein on live stream, as bewildered as I. What just happened? What did they vote on? Why are they leaving?

  • Senator Blumenthal (D/CT) put forward a motion to subpoena Mark Judge, the other guy in the room during the alleged attack Of Dr Ford by Judge Brett Kavanaugh. It was voted down along party lines 11/10.
  • The vote to forward Judge Brett R(apey) Kavanaugh’s nomination to the floor of the senate took place, and he has progressed to phase 2.
    • The only glimmer of hope for democracy was Senator Flake (R/AZ), which is scary because he tends to live up to his name. He said that although he would vote yes, to send the vote to the senate floor, he has enough support on the Republican side to vote Kavanaugh down, when the vote goes to the full senate, unless a one week recess is taken, during which time an FBI investigation is allowed to take place.

    Now the decision lies with Chuck GrASSley and Mitch McConnell.

    I don’t have a lot of faith in Flake, but if he has the support of a few more republicans maybe there will be an investigation. Or maybe they’ll talk him into voting yes without an investigation. πŸ™„

    More to come…

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