The Court Evangelicals are Getting Antsy about the Possibility that Kavanaugh Will Not be Confirmed

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Here is Jeremy Peters and Elizabeth Dias at The New York Times:

Worried their chance to cement a conservative majority on the Supreme Court could slip away, a growing number of evangelical and anti-abortion leaders are expressing frustration that Senate Republicans and the White House are not protecting Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh more forcefully from a sexual assault allegation and warning that conservative voters may stay home in November if his nomination falls apart.

Several of these leaders, including ones with close ties to the White House and Senate Republicans, are urging Republicans to move forward with a confirmation vote imminently unless the woman who accused Judge Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, agrees to share her story with the Senate Judiciary Committee within the next few days.

Ralph Reed thinks that the failure to confirm Kavanaugh before the November 2018 elections will make it “very difficult to motivate and energize faith-based and conservative voters.”  I don’t understand the logic here.  If Kavanaugh is not nominated, most conservative evangelicals I know would be highly motivated to vote in November. They will want to make sure the GOP controls the Senate so that Trump’s replacement for Kavanaugh will be confirmed.

2 thoughts on “The Court Evangelicals are Getting Antsy about the Possibility that Kavanaugh Will Not be Confirmed

  1. It’s not just evangelicals but also the entire Trump base which has anxiety about this nomination. Obviously all those who supported Trump like Judge Kavanaugh, but the issue is much deeper. Specifically, can an unverified and likely unfounded allegation dating back many years be used to sully a nominee’s character? Who, from either political camp, will be safe in the future?

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