All the democrats had was theatrics and innuendo.
Via The Hill:
The surest sign that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court is that opposition to his nomination has devolved into a farce. Even the deepest-pocketed dark-money source for the Republicans couldn’t have cooked up the plan deployed against Kavanaugh.
Opponents of Kavanaugh lost the fight when they lost their marbles. His foes on the Senate Judiciary Committee and allied activists ensured that opponents to the nomination appear to be a pack of wild cranks.
Mainstream Americans unfamiliar with the ways of Washington witnessed loud activists screaming over the gentle opening remarks of Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). Grassley’s shrieking foils were just the opening act; a long parade of howling disruptors followed, shouting slogans and accusations that were largely incoherent to the television audience.
It sounded as if the strategy to defeat Kavanaugh was to distribute committee gallery passes inside an asylum.
Not only did the outbursts seem uncivil and destructive of Senate decorum, they may have violated federal criminal laws — including 40 U.S.C. 5104 — against disrupting congressional proceedings. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), instead of criticizing the criminal bedlam, called it “the noise of democracy.”
Then Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) made his contribution. With great fanfare, Booker announced his “Spartacus moment,” daring to disclose committee confidential documents that revealed Kavanaugh’s opinions about racial profiling. Of course, breaking rules appeals to the disruptive gang in the gallery, so Booker’s play seemed well-designed.
Yet, in execution, Booker’s plan was a disaster for Kavanaugh foes. Not only did Kavanaugh not support racial profiling, the documents were not subject to committee confidential restraints in the first place. Booker’s Spartacus moment joins other great parodies of the 1960 Hollywood classic, including “I’m Brian of Nazareth,” performed with far more levity than the senator in Monty Python’s “Life of Brian.”
Then the handmaids showed up.
Nine costumed characters of the internet streaming drama “The Handmaids Tale” stood silently outside Senate offices. The series depicts a dystopian future where some women are made to wear creepy red robes and white bonnets and forced into sexual slavery. Perhaps this exhilarates Kavanaugh’s most passionate opponents, but for the rest of us, it all seemed preposterous. Inferring that totalitarian slavery of women has anything to do with the nomination is fully unhinged.