The Main Event – October 12, 2018
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Thank You, Susan Collins
As you now know, the Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, with Senator Susan Collins of Maine casting the final vote. Unlike Lisa Murkowski from Alaska – who tried to sit on both sides of the fence by saying Kavanaugh “is a good man but not the right man for the Supreme Court” – Collins stood for her principles last week. In a compelling 43-minute speech on the Senate floor, Collins began by saying what we’ve all been thinking for the past month: that the left had planned to oppose Trump’s nominee to the Court no matter who it was. Ed alert: “Straight from the Democrat playbook. If all else fails, accuse someone of sexual assault or being a racist.”
More highlights from Susan Collins speech on Brett Kavanaugh on this week’s show, and thoughts on the ceremonial swearing in at the White House from Monday night.
Hillary Chimes In
It’s pretty clear Hillary Clinton can’t stand not being part of our government anymore. In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, she chimed in on everything – one of them, of course, being the swearing in of Brett Kavanaugh, which she called “a political rally.”
But it’s Hillary’s comments on “civility” that are making real news. “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton said. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.”
But Hillary isn’t content to only show up on TV; she and Bill want you to see them in person, and they want you to pay big money to do it. The Clintons will embark on a 13-city speaking tour that kicks off November 18. Fun facts about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s speaking tour:
- Titled “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,” the talks will focus on “stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking toward the future.”
- The tour is organized by Live Nation, the same promoter behind Michelle Obama’s current speaking tour.
- Ticket prices will range from $72 to $750.
How is it that Brett Kavanaugh’s life was almost destroyed over allegations by women who couldn’t produce any witnesses or even say where they were attacked – but a predator like Bill Clinton is still able to go on speaking tours and make money in 2018?
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