Former President George W. Bush has been personally calling key swing vote senators urging support for Brett Kavanaugh whose confirmation has been tactically delayed by Democrats. The Washington Post reports that the former president remains in the Kavanaugh camp following Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, saying “He is a fine husband, father, and friend – and a man of the highest integrity. He will make a superb Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.” What Democrats did not bargain for in their organized campaign of character assassination is that it would unite Republicans of all stripes behind Trump and his nominee. NeverTrump is dead; now it’s merely NeverDemocrat going into November.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Former President George W. Bush has stepped to the plate in support of his guy, Brett Kavanaugh, whom he nominated to serve on the D.C. Circuit court during his term.
According to The Washington Post, the former president has been calling key swing vote senators to whip up support for Kavanaugh, who has been accused by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford of sexually assaulting her at a pool party over 35 years ago. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations and said under oath Thursday that his treatment has been a “national disgrace.”
The Washington Post did not say if the former president had made the calls following Kavanaugh’s powerful testimony on Thursday, though Politico reports that sources close to Bush say he still supports his nomination.
Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Jeff Flake of Arizona, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have all received calls from Bush, who inarguably has more pull with them than President Trump.