Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07), the Republican nominee in this November’s U.S. Senate race, released a strong statement of support for President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, on Tuesday, the day the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the decision to confirm him.
“Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a strong constitutionalist with a proven track record of upholding the rule of law,” Blackburn said in the statement.
“I am certain we will see his respect for the rule of law displayed throughout his confirmation hearings. Judge Kavanaugh will serve honorably as a Supreme Court Justice. Though Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats will do everything they can to stall Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation, I urge the Senate to consider his nomination expeditiously. I also urge the Senate to continue to confirm judges to the federal court,” Blackburn added.
The Democrat members of the Judiciary Committee hearing turned the proceedings into a chaotic circus within minutes of the 9:30 am opening bell.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) immediately demanded the hearings being adjourned, but was ruled out of order by Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA).
Democrats interrupted the proceedings with similar obstructionist objections 62 times during the first 60 minutes of hearings.
Blackburn’s Democratic opponent in the November election, former Gov. Phil Bredesen, failed to offer any comment condemning the obstructionist antics of his fellow Democrats when contacted by The Tennessee Star.
Bredesen is running in a state Donald Trump won by 25 points in 2016.
The Democrat former governor has attempted to persuade Tennesseans–and in particular Republicans and independents who voted for Donald Trump–that he is a “non-partisan” who will be “fair-minded” when considering President Trump’s policies and nominations.
The hyper-partisanship of his political mentor on the national stage, and the man who persuaded him to run for the Tennessee U.S. Senate seat–Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), however, belies that claim.
Schumer was recorded at a rally in New York over the weekend calling for the impeachment of President Trump if Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in the November midterm elections.
The Senate Minority Leader spent the rest of the weekend putting together the Democrats obstructionist plans for Tuesday’s Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.
Despite his close ties to Schumer, Bredesen continues to hide from the public when it comes to commenting on the chaotic disruption his mentor orchestrated on Tuesday.