Morning Joe Surprisingly Supportive of GOP Call for Kavanaugh Vote: Dems 'Moving Goalpost'

September 19th, 2018 9:31 AM

Morning Joe, normally the go-to place for Trump antagonism, was surprisingly supportive today of the Republican decision to move to a Judiciary committee vote on Kavanaugh next Wednesday, rejecting Dem demands for an investigation of Christine Ford's allegations.

Mika Brzezinski accused the Democrats of "moving the goal posts." Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle scoffed at the idea of an FBI investigation: "investigate what?" Anti-Trump Republican Susan Del Percio said if Ford is not willing to testify on Monday, "what right does she have to delay this or ask for the FBI investigation?"



The lone dissenter was Nick Confessore of The New York Times, who claimed that there would be "a lot" for the FBI to investigate.

Note: Scarborough asserted in passing that if confirmed, Kavanaugh "will overturn Roe v. Wade." 



MIKE BARNICLE: Don McGahn, White counsel, could call the FBI this morning and ask that an investigation be conducted -- and I don't know what they'd investigate at this time --

JOE SCARBOROUGH: I was going to say, Mike: investigation of what?  What is this: 35, 36 years later?

BARNICLE: That's the point, Joe.

. . . 

SUSAN DEL PERCIO: If she [Ford] is not willing to be heard on Monday, what right does she have to delay this, or ask for the FBI investigation, which you so right point out will not show anything different than the fact testimony she's going to offer?

. . . 

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Everyone said, let her speak! Let her testify! Give her a moment to have her voice, let's hear her story. I think she even said she would testify. So, I guess some could argue, and some Republicans could argue, this is moving the goalpost.