While Connecticut Senator (and "phony Vietnam con artist") Richard Blumenthal has promised that "sparks will fly" at Tuesday's marathon confirmation hearing from Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh (this despite the carping of some conservatives over Kav's "insider" status and his close association with former President George W Bush), other Dems have privately complained that there's little they can do to block his nomination.
But this pervasive sense of inevitability didn't stop Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer from making one last grab for publicity as he pushed to delay Tuesday's hearing following the last-minute release of more than 42,000 pages of documents from Kavanaugh's tenure in the Bush Administration, per the Washington Post. The documents, which were released by the National Archives, have been marked "Committee Confidential" - meaning they're only available to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Over the past week, Dems have raised a stink about the White House's decision to withhold more than 100,000 pages of documents from Kavanaugh's tenure. Kavanaugh was appointed to the US Court of Appeals for the Washigton DC Circuit by Bush in 2006. Before that, he served in the White House Counsel's Office from 2001 to 2003 and as staff secretary from 2003 to 2006.