Following Brett Kavanaugh’s powerful testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Democrats opposing him from their not-so-comfortable red state seats are beginning to feel the heat. One poll shows Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri now behind her GOP opponent in a tight midterm race.
According to The Federalist, the new poll by Remington Research Group “found that of the 1,555 likely Missouri voters surveyed late last week, 48% said they were planning to vote for Republican candidate Josh Hawley while 46% said they planned to vote for McCaskill.”
Even worse for McCaskill is that her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh served as one of the deciding factors for voters to come out against her, with 49% saying it affected their decision. Only 42% said McCaskill’s opposition to Kavanaugh motivated their support.
The Minnesota DFL on Monday referred an internal report on a domestic abuse claim against Keith Ellison to local authorities for further investigation, after an attorney hired by the party found the claim could not be substantiated.
The decision promises to keep alive lingering allegations against the Democratic candidate for attorney general, who has denied that he tried to drag a former girlfriend off a bed by her legs and feet during a fight in 2016.
“For the purpose of objectivity and getting all of the facts regarding these allegations, we have decided to forward the information in the investigation to local authorities in order to let them review the contents and determine whether further investigation is warranted,” read a statement released Monday afternoon by Ken Martin, the chairman of the DFL.
The party declined to release the report produced by Susan Ellingstad, a Minneapolis attorney it hired to conduct the investigation. Martin through a party spokesman declined a follow-up interview request, and Ellingstad did not return a call seeking comment.
Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal said she received an e-mail late Monday afternoon from the firm tasked with carrying out the investigation. Because Ellison’s son, Jeremiah Ellison, is a Minneapolis City Council member, Segal said she would not be reviewing any materials provided.
“I will be in communication to find a different prosecutor’s office to forward the e-mail and attachment for a response, whatever that may be,” Segal wrote in an e-mail.
In a statement Monday, Ellison described the probe as a “thorough, independent and fair review” and sought to pivot back to discussing “the issues of this important election.” The allegations have loomed over Ellison’s bid to be the state’s chief legal officer since they surfaced in August, days before the state’s primary.
“Addressing this allegation has been especially challenging given the important national moment we are in,” Ellison said. “I believe women who come forward must be heard, and to have their allegations fully investigated. This is why I have complied with this investigation fully, and will do so with any other inquiries. I thank the Minnesota DFL for taking this issue seriously and requesting this investigation.”
His Republican opponent, Doug Wardlow, called the report a “sham.”
On Monday, President Trump announced a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.
The new agreement — the USMCA — will replace NAFTA the former agreement signed by Bill Clinton that resulted in the elimination of millions and millions of US jobs.
The liberal reporters couldn’t stay on topic about trade, they wanted to ask questions about Kavanaugh–so President Trump put them in their places.
President Trump scolded one reporter for asking questions about Kavanaugh–then another snarky reporter stepped up-it didn’t go well for her.
A reporter tried to turn the questioning to Judge Kavanaugh–Trump interrupted her and said, “Excuse me! Do you have a question on trade?” the reporter continued to push back so Trump interrupted her again and said, “Ok don’t do that–that’s not nice.”
Excuse me! Don’t do that!” Trump said to the defiant reporter wagging his finger.
President Trump got fed up with the reporter, completely ignored her question about Judge Kavanaugh and called on someone else, demanding the microphone be given to the next reporter.
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford claims she wasn’t paid to testify. She claimed it was her civic duty to launch allegations that she was sexually assaulted at an unknown location on an unknown date by Judge Brett Kavanaughwhen he was in high school. But, the fact is that she stands to get a serious financial windfall from GoFundMe accounts she mentioned during her testimony.
When asked how she was paying for her legal team, Blasey Ford mentioned the crowdfunding websites where multiple accounts have been set up for her benefit. Ford’s mere mention of collecting money from donors sent liberals opening up their wallets and fleeing to their keyboards to keep this charade going. Within just a half hour of Ford plugging her GoFundMe accounts during the hearing, one jumped from $179,000 to $305,000.
One accounthas over a half a million dollars. Performing her civic duty has been financially advantageous for Christine Blasey Ford. Another accountraised $209,000. That is more than $700,000 on just two accounts. There are at least 17 accounts benefiting Ford, so it’s impossible to discount that this will benefit her financially.
Lawyers had mentioned they were working pro bono……..hummmmmm