If Brett Kavanaugh were a hard Trumpian nominee, you could at least spin the feckless cowardice of Senator Flake, Senator Murkowski and the rest of the part-time Republicans as revenge on Trump or, at least, a rejection of an extremist nominee.
Kavanaugh was picked by Justice Kennedy. A fairly reliable swing vote. George W. Bush is out there making phone calls for him.
Senator Graham unleashed wrath and fury on Senate Democrats, whom he normally cultivates, precisely because picking Kavanaugh was a form of outreach to the Bush wing of the party, the self-proclaimed moderates and the liberals.
It wasn’t just that the Democrats used every dirty trick in the book to go after Kavanaugh. It’s that the liberal Republicans who were supposed to have his back abandoned him. Not all of them. Graham is fighting. But Jeff Flake once again flaked.
The less said about Kasich the better.
This isn’t principled opposition. It’s cowardice. It’s the Senate Never Trumpers showing that they have no allegiances, just a groveling fear of the media and the lefty political establishment. It’s that they care about the opinions of anyone and everyone except their voters.
Selling out Trump is one thing. It will be a cold day in hell when Flake doesn’t sell out his own party’s president to curry favor with CNN. But Senate RINOs are selling out party unity over a candidate backed by their side of the party.
Not only won’t they stand up for Trump, or for conservatives, but they won’t even stand up for themselves.
Courtesy of Freedom Outpost
Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield
My name is Daniel Greenfield. I am a blogger and columnist born in Israel and living in New York City. I am a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a contributing editor at Family Security Matters. My original biweekly column appears at Front Page Magazine and my blog articles regularly appear at Family Security Matters, the Jewish Press, Times of Israel, Act for America and Right Side News, as well as daily at the Canada Free Press and a number of other outlets. I have a column titled Western Front at Israel National News and my op eds have also appeared in the New York Sun, the Jewish Press and at FOX Nation.