[Ed. – No duh.]
The Republican Party’s dimming midterm election prospects suffered a fresh blow Monday as doubts grew about the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, federal appellate judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Eleventh hour sexual misconduct allegations were threatening to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination after his confirmation appeared all but unstoppable. Delays could ease pressure on vulnerable red-state Senate Democrats to break ranks and support Kavanaugh. For congressional Republicans, the judge’s defeat at the hands of GOP defectors could have devastating political consequences.
“It would be difficult to imagine a more disastrous recipe for depressing Republican base turnout in November than if Republicans folded in the face of these allegations, under the circumstances,” Gregg Keller, a St. Louis-based Republican operative told the Washington Examiner.
The multiple Republicans interviewed for this story emphasized that their views on the matter are reliant on the facts as they understood them.