Sen. Chuck Schumer has already declared his opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, which means his request for millions of documents to vet the nominee is in bad faith, Sen. Chuck Grassley wrote in a column for The Wall Street Journal.
“Presumably, Mr. Schumer announced that he would oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination before he read the judge’s 307 written opinions and the many other opinions he joined. Certainly, it was before he reviewed the more than 17,000 pages Judge Kavanaugh provided to the committee,” Grassley wrote.
“It stands to reason that Senator Schumer wasn’t too concerned about Judge Kavanaugh’s record before he announced his opposition. Why is it so important to Senator Schumer now?” writes Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The answer is simple: Democrats seek to stall Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and their demand for millions of documents is their strategy to do just that, and at great taxpayer expense, Grassley writes.
“That is not reasonable. As I have made clear, I will not put taxpayers on the hook for a fishing expedition,” Grassley writes.
“Recent complaints from Mr. Schumer and other Democrats about the scope of records requests ring hollow, especially coming from senators who have already declared their opposition to Judge Kavanaugh and initially refused even to meet with him,” Grassley writes.
“How much more do Democratic leaders need to know when they’re already voting no?” Grassley concludes.
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