Opinion: Democrats' treatment of now Justice Kavanaugh is likely to boost Republicans
The confirmation process of now Justice Kavanaugh has brought vital issues to the forefront of the American consciousness.
I hope that we’re able to grow from these discussions, move forward as a country and engage in thoughtful dialogue to make our country a better place. Of course, both sides of the political aisle will also use this confirmation battle to their political advantage leading up to the November midterm elections.
Senate Republicans are planning to investigate how Dr. Ford’s letter to Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein was leaked to the media. Republicans believe that this will show that Dr. Ford was manipulated by Democrats for political gain.
House Judiciary Committee Democrats have already declared that they will attempt to investigate Kavanaugh once again should their party win the majority in the House. They are thinking this will inspire Democrat voters to go to the polls.
However, with less than 30 days until election day the Kavanaugh confirmation fight might have tipped the scalesaw in Republican’s favor. According to a recent poll, the once 10-point enthusiasm gap that favored Democrats in July has now dwindled to just 2 points.
Many Senate Democrats, liberal outside groups and their allies in the media did all they could to defeat Justice Kavanaugh’s nomination. They overplayed their hand and turned a constitutional process into political theater.
Here’s the bottom line: Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle turned out as badly for Democrats as possible. Not only was Justice Kavanaugh confirmed but the Republican base has also been energized by the tumultuous fight.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations