While the clock is still running, it seems that the emotional media circus that was yesterday’s proceedings in the Senate Judiciary Committee may have done little to woo swing voters in favor of Democrats.
The media have been spinning their little hearts out and the Democrats took every possible opportunity to grandstand about the importance of believing all women, but at the end of the day, Kavanaugh was the only person testifying before the committee who has displayed unquestionable integrity while under intense scrutiny for the entirety of his career, not to mention, passed six separate FBI background checks.
It appears these facts had a good impression on likely Republican swing voters, another of whom has come out to say they will vote “yes” for Kavanaugh if his nomination makes it to the Senate floor.
Senator Bob Corker, following Thursday’s hearing, announced that he can now confidently support Kavanaugh.
“I believe those who come forward with allegations of sexual assault deserve to be heard,” he first explained in a statement.
“That’s why I was one of the first members of the Senate to call on the judiciary committee to delay the original vote on the nomination so that both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh could provide additional information,” he continued.
“I know it took courage for Dr. Ford to appear before the committee today. I also very strongly believe that Judge Kavanaugh, like all Americans, deserves the presumption of innocence and that it was equally as important for him to have the opportunity to address the charges and defend himself.”
“While both individuals provided compelling testimony, nothing that has been presented corroborates the allegation,” Corker continued.
“There is no question that Judge Kavanaugh is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, and in a different political environment, he would be confirmed overwhelmingly.
“I believe Judge Kavanaugh has conducted himself as well as anyone could expect throughout this process and plan to vote to confirm him.”
I plan to vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/LDj4epYyhc
— Senator Bob Corker (@SenBobCorker) September 28, 2018
This has got to be getting some Democrats, who were surely hoping to sway center-right Republicans like Corker, pretty nervous.