diane feinstein is a cynical old liar.
when she proffered ford's letter and demanded an "investigation," the republicans should have put the matter onto the senate floor just then. as in, "rfn."
but, they did not. they temporized, and they quailed, and they lost their nerve. and, by so doing, they created the "kavanaugh 'me-too' movement," telegraphing all those who waited in the weeds that they could forward their claims with impunity.
what use is there in voting for republicans when after years in congress they are afraid to wield the power that has been invested in them, by a majority. that they do not seem to remember what was done to them by the likes of pelosi, feinstein, schumer, obama and frank when those worthies controlled congress, does not speak well of the repubs: forgive and forget simply ='s "stupid" in politicians. when obama was elected and the demo's had power, he and his minions rode absolute rough shod over the repubs, and wiped their noses in their defeat: they were devastated for two years. this lack of memory, again, does not speak well of them. maybe they do belong running a small town rotary drive for glasses, but, they are not the stuff of big time pols. kindly old bumbling idiots is about the best that can be said of them.
they are not made for wielding power in a legislative assembly. as noted before, power not exercised is power squandered.***
it is time to abandon these old poops, leave them to their dotages, and form a new conservative party.
john jay @ 09.26.2018
***trump, had he been running the judiciary committee, would simply have said to the demo's, "too late, you missed the train, the matter is on for vote tomorrow." trump recognizes the importance of timing, the importance of striking when the iron is hot, of moving to votes when you have them and not allowing time and circumstances to erode your strength. these matters are simply lost on the republican congress, who are dolts in a collective sense.