There are four Republican Senators who are drawing all the attention on the issue of Brett Kavanaugh:
Jeff Flake of Arizona
Susan Collins of Maine
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Ben Sasse of Nebraska
It is these four who will decide if Kavanaugh ends up on the Supreme Court, and besmirches the reputation of the Court.
Kavanaugh on the Court will never be accepted as legitimate by half the nation, particularly after he lost his temper and became partisan, worrying Court watchers that he would not recuse himself on cases involving left wing issues and Democrats, including anyone or anything that might show up in the Court regarding Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Kavanaugh lacks the judicial temperament, and self destructed in that rampage a week ago, and it is like an egg that has been broken, and it cannot be put back together again, even if he were to apologize.
It would paralyze the Court, or cause great controversy on many Supreme Court cases that will be divisive enough without his outburst.
So it is up to these four Senators to do what is right, even if it affects the long term career of Collins, Murkowski, and Sasse, with Flake retiring from the Senate.
The first and the third face election in 2020, and Murkowski in 2022.
Sasse may also plan to run for President, and it would be good if he demonstrated independence from Trump.
The two women want abortion to survive, but to believe Kavanaugh will not work to destroy Roe V. Wade, is to be naive.
So it is now that true “Profiles in Courage” are needed, as written about by John F. Kennedy in 1956.