Sorry Toots, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court may feel like a personal betrayal by your country; but your distress is a Republicon bonus cruelty point. Political fall from sex scandals is so 20th century. The aphrodisiac of the 21st century is raw power and all the money in the world; looted from entire countries’ resources.
While Republicons are keen on keeping uppity women in their place; Trump, and every Congressional Republicon has a legal problem; they got greedy and wanted in on that raw power and money no matter where it came from or its ultimate consequences.
During the 2016 election cycle, the Russians pumped more than $10 million into the Republicons’ coffers. Thanks to Citizens United ruling, the money, while highly unscrupulous, is legal; the caveat being unless it is directed by a foreign national (such as Putin.)
For some time I’ve wondered which Republicons were taking Russian money; but it seems the real question is which Republicons weren’t. High-level Republicons who took tainted money include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senators Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio; the list goes on.
The problem they have is this: federal and state laws often overlap and if Trump pardoned any of these Republicons for federal campaign finance crimes or treason or any other crime, the states could also try them for a similar crime.
In June, Sen. Orrin Hatch introduced a bill that would eliminate the states’ rights to try criminals for similar federal crimes. Under current law, even if you are pardoned for federal crimes, there are no pardons for state crimes. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear that case later this month and they needed corrupt Brett Kavanaugh, and no one else, to fill Justice Kennedy’s (whose son may be implicated in international financial crimes and will need a pardon) conveniently vacated seat.
Brett Kavanaugh is the Republicon’s “Get Out Of Jail Free” card. His will be the deciding vote on this case later this October.
We the People have one last move. Early voting starts Oct. 22. Take a friend. Take three. Vote.