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Let’s face it – there were going to be protests and requests-for-delay at the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings no matter what. In the divided political landscape of 2018, a Republican or Democratic POTUS could nominate Ghandi to the Supreme Court, and there would still be protests and outrage over his confirmation.

But Dems couldn’t have imagined that the GOP would make it so easy.

Republicans dumped 15,000 new Kavanaugh files on Capitol Hill last night, not giving Democrats a chance to read and review the documents before the judge’s hearing could begin this morning. Kamala Harris interrupted Senator Chuck Grassley before the chairman could finish introducing the hearing, as she and Cory Booker both loudly protested the document dump.

Harris and Booker weren’t the only ones to cause an uproar on Kavanaugh’s first day of hearings. Play the embedded clip to witness more chaos as protesters join Democrats in calling for the proceedings to be cut short.

Will a fist fight be next?

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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New details about the direct role that Donald Trump played in developing a strategy to overturn the 2020 election were revealed in a federal court filing from election coup attorney John Eastman late Thursday.

Eastman is several months into a battle to keep records of his work for Trump in the run-up to January 6 confidential. but in his latest parry to bar access to emails he says should be protected under attorney-client privilege, he has revealed that Trump sent him at least “two hand-written notes” containing information “he thought might be useful for the anticipated litigation” challenging election results.

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