Crosstalk: October 1, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted early this afternoon, 11-10 along party lines, to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate. Senator Jeff Flake voted to move the nomination to the full Senate. He met with Democrats just before the vote and agreed with them to recommend a week delay before that full Senate vote to have an FBI investigation. Lindsey Graham said that whether the Senate would delay the vote by a week was not up to the Judiciary Committee but is up to the Senate leadership, but if Senator Flake wants to make his vote contingent upon such a delay, there may not be enough votes for Kavanaugh's confirmation.
Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, joined Jim during the first quarter hour of the broadcast to comment on this latest series of events.
Following Mat's comments, Jim presented numerous news items including:
--In a second speech to the United Nations, President Trump delivered a stinging rebuke to globalism and global governance calling on responsible nations everywhere to defend their national sovereignty from all attacks.
--In his speech, President Trump called for the restoration of democracy in Venezuela.
--President Trump calls for the continued international isolation of Iran.
--An Iranian military leader threatened to open the gates of hell on the U.S. military if the Trump administration moves to attack Iranian-backed forces in
--Israeli spies had located a secret atomic warehouse for storing massive amounts of equipment and material from Iran's secret nuclear weapons program.
--Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly that his people resist Israeli occupation through peaceful means and never resort to terrorism or violence.
--34 Senate Democrats have urged President Trump to restore aid to terrorists.
--In the wake of having one of their planes shot down by Syrian missiles during an Israeli airstrike, Russia announced that within the next 2 weeks they will be supplying Syria with the advanced S-300 missile defense system.
--Russia demonstrates its naval might by sinking a group of so-called enemy ships using a range of new supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles off the coast of Siberia.
--President Trump could be meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by the end of this year.
--The Trump administration has heard the concerns of pro-life organizations and pro-life Americans upset by news that the FDA had purchased the body parts of aborted babies for research. The Trump administration has canceled the contract with Advanced Bioscience Resources, a company that buys and sells aborted baby body parts from Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses.
--California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed 2 bills that would have allowed non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to serve on state boards and commissions, and would have prevented immigration authorities from making arrests inside courthouses.
--An Orange County Superior Court judge determined that California's sanctuary state protections for undocumented immigrants infringe on Huntington Beach's local control as a charter city.
--California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law last week allowing Planned Parenthood to push its risky sex-ed program on charter school students as young as 12.
--The number of babies born with syphilis has increased dramatically over the last few years.
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