Date: October 9, 2018
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Mat Staver
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This past Saturday afternoon, in a vote of 50-48, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Joining Jim in the discussion was Mat Staver, the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel.
Before conversation began on the main topic, Jim had Mat comment on news that Nikki Haley was resigning as U.N. Ambassador, a decision that Mat indicated was being discussed between Haley and President Trump six months ago. She will continue to work until the end of the year.
After the senate vote, Judge Kavanaugh was given his commission aboard Air Force One while President Trump was en-route to Topeka, Kansas. Then that evening at the Supreme Court, he was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. He was sworn in again at the East Wing of the White House where President Trump apologized to Kavanaugh and his family, while also speaking words of encouragement.
As the discussion moved along, Jim had Mat comment on an accusation leveled against Senator Susan Collins, an audio clip featuring Nancy Pelosi detailing a political tactic that appears to parallel what took place against Judge Kavanaugh, an audio clip from Judge Kavanaugh, another of an angry mob of female protesters, other threats against Kavanaugh, and much more including input from Crosstalk listeners.