How Democrats Spent Their Time on Day 1 of Questioning Brett Kavanaugh
Watching the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh can be an exhausting exercise for some. Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are given 30 minutes to ask questions of the nominee, but many of the Democrats are using their time to express their displeasure with the president, his administration, how the committee is being run, and what they believe is Kavanaugh’s “evasiveness” on certain topics.
These Democrats would do well to remember, of course, that now-Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, when asked to share their beliefs on a topic that could have come before the Supreme Court, opted to bypass answering hypotheticals, as well.
AR Intel did the dirty work of breaking down the first day of Kavanaugh questioning to determine how much time each Democrat senator gave to individual topics – some of which have nothing to do with his jurisprudence. To see that breakdown, sign up for a free 7-day trial of AR Intel!
Primary Recap: What Happened in Connecticut, Minnesota, & Wisconsin
Tuesday night marked yet another busy primary day across the country, as voters flocked to the polls in states like Connecticut, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Leah Vukmir defeated Kevin Nicholson in an at-times contentious Republican primary for Senate in Wisconsin. For details on that race, along with the Minnesota Senate race, and house races in all three states, become an AR Intel Insider and gain full access to analysis pieces just like this one!
Democrats Give Their Own a Pass on Sexual Misconduct, Again
Three-term congresswoman Elizabeth Esty announced this week she would not be seeking reelection in Connecticut’s 5th District this coming November. In her statement announcing her plans to retire, Esty said, “Too many women have been harmed by harassment in the workplace. In the terrible situation in my office, I could have and should done better.”
But Esty’s case is not the first of allegations against Democrats or their staffers in Congress. Are Democrats handling this situation any better than previous? Sign up for AR Intel to find out.
Esty’s Failure To Act For Months After Violent Threat Against Aide Led To Her Unraveling
From the time U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty first learned about violent threats her chief of staff made against a former aide, two months passed before the victim was interviewed as part of an internal investigation, emails obtained by The Courant show.
Esty has told the Courant that she learned of the abuse May 6, 2016 — a day after Chief of Staff Tony Baker left former aide Anna Kain a profanity-laden voicemail in which he threatened to kill her. By early July Kain obtained a protective order from Washington, D.C., police.
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