Democrats are delaying the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in an attempt to “re-litigate” the 2016 election, according to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

“I believe this fight is nothing more and nothing less than an attempt by our Democratic colleagues to re-litigate the 2016 presidential election,” Cruz said during the confirmation hearing Tuesday.

“Judge Kavanaugh has produced 511,948 pages of documents. That includes more than 17,000 pages in direct response to this committee’s written questionnaire, which is the most comprehensive response ever submitted to this committee.”

“The more than a half million pages of documents turned into this committee is more than the number of pages we’ve received for the last five Supreme Court nominees combined,” he added.

Cruz then reminded Democrats that the documents which haven’t been released are those filed through Kavanaugh when he served as staff secretary for former President George W. Bush.

“The staff secretary is simply the funnel for collecting their views and for transferring the paper back and forth,” Cruz said, noting they were produced or drafted by White House officials under the Bush administration, not Kavanaugh.

“Those documents – written by other people – say nothing, zero, about Judge Kavanaugh’s views and they say nothing, zero, about what kind of Justice Judge Kavanaugh would make.”

Additionally, Democrats are making the most noise about those documents because they’re considered the “most sensitive and confidential” in the White House, and Dems know their demands for them won’t be met, Cruz said.

“They’re making a demand they know is impossible to meet and is utterly irrelevant to what Judge Kavanaugh thinks, believes, or has said,” Cruz said.

President Trump condemned Kavanaugh’s chaotic confirmation hearing on Twitter, citing the Democrats’ obstructionist tactics as the source of the commotion.

“The Brett Kavanaugh hearings for the future Justice of the Supreme Court are truly a display of how mean, angry, and despicable the other side is. They will say anything, and are only looking to inflict pain and embarrassment to one of the most highly renowned jurists to ever appear before Congress. So sad to see!” he tweeted.

Trump then released an official statement lauding Kavanaugh’s qualifications and credentials.


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