[Ed. – Damned if they do, and damned if they don’t.]
The timely Supreme Court fight that was supposed to energize conservatives and save the Republican Party’s vulnerable congressional majorities was threatening to boomerang as fresh allegations of sexual misconduct imperiled the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.
The GOP base was warning Senate Republicans not to waver after a second female accuser surfaced late Sunday, suggesting they could sit out the midterm elections if the party folds to Democratic pressure to abandon President Trump’s embattled nominee. Committed Republican voters, viewing the allegations as scurrilous and politically motivated, see Kavanaugh as a proxy war for fighting the Left and the mainstream media.
“If the Republican majority proves itself incapable of repealing Obamacare and incapable of confirming a Supreme Court justice, we will not only lose elections, we will deserve to lose elections,” a senior GOP strategist told the Washington Examiner, on condition of anonymity in order to speak candidly.