RUSH: Here is Mazie Hirono this afternoon, a Democrat senator from Hawaii, speaking with reporters about all of this.
HIRONO: We have not created an environment where women like Dr. Ford can come forward and be supported in a respectful way and that is not what is happening. What is happening with the Judiciary Committee is really I would call it a railroad job, and it’s totally unfair. I’m counting on the members of the press to point out that this is a fast track. They are totally intent on getting Judge Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court come hell or high water, come hell or high water, and you have to ask yourself, “Why?”
RUSH: No, we don’t. The answer to “Why?” is eminently simple. He was nominated. This has gone on weeks longer than the average confirmation process. He’s eminently qualified. The story is why you people are trying to derail him. Anyway, here’s Sean in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Glad you waited, sir. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: We know Trump very aggressively goes after people that are attacking him, and he succeeds. You’ve identified all the occasions. This is really an attack on his selection. I think he needs to get out in front, make a statement that says Kavanaugh is preeminently the most qualified candidate for this position, but we’ve got people on deck like Amy Coney Barrett and others and get them thinking of the future. They’re doing this for the future. Well, that’s his next pick, given the chance. I think he need to go get out in front of this abortion aspect of this with some subtle tweets or jabs, because I think it would refocus people’s attention on what they’re really trying to do.
RUSH: Well, maybe. But they would relish the chance to destroy her. If they take out Kavanaugh, they’re gonna be so energized, they’re gonna beg for him to send up Amy Coney Barrett. They can’t wait to destroy her. Don’t forget, she was the nominee that they were going back and forth, Kavanaugh or Barrett, who should go first. And they decided to go Kavanaugh first because Barrett… See, the original thinking was the Democrats couldn’t go after a woman in the #MeToo movement.
But then they quickly properly figured out, went back and looked at Dianne Feinstein interviewing her confirmation hearings for her current judgeship and Feinstein said (summarized), “Boy, the dogma, the Catholic dogma is very loud in you. The Catholic dogma sings very loudly within you.” What that meant, boy, you’re really a devout Catholic. I mean, that governs who you are. You really are anti-choice. That’s not what she said. That’s what she meant.
And so they decided to wait for Amy Coney Barrett for the next vacancy, thinking it’s gonna be Ginsburg just by simple age. Nobody knows, of course. But if they take out Kavanaugh, they’re gonna welcome Trump sending somebody else they can take out, because if they succeed, they’re gonna be so armed and ready that they can destroy anybody. So, that kind of thing is one of those be careful for what you wish for. Trump I think is handling this just the right way. He’s making it look like he can’t wait for her to show up.
He thinks it’d would be wonderful for her to testify. He really wants to hear what she has to say. I mean, he’s out there saying why would I doubt the accuser? Why are you so surprised? I want to hear what she has to say. He’s gone on to say that if what she says, and if she is credible, then they might have to look at the nomination of Kavanaugh. This is why CNN ran the story that Trump’s employees, his aides are shocked and stunned. They can’t believe that Trump’s not out there destroying her on Twitter and stuff.