Pop-Up Protests, Liberal Meltdown Erupts After Trump Picks Kavanaugh For SCOTUS

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

Following President Trump’s Monday evening nomination of judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s now-vacant seat, hundreds of protesters outside the Supreme Court broke open boxes of pre-printed “Stop Kavanaugh” signs – wasting a substantial amount of paper as the other Supreme Court nominees’ pre-printed protest banners went unused.

In other words, it didn’t matter who Trump picked – this was always going to be the response.

Those opposed to the selection flipped to their anti-Kavanaugh talking points and filled in the blanks on their prepared statements – for the most part.

As The Daily Caller reports, Rush Limbaugh producer Bo Snerdley made his own prophetic prediction, and call to action, before Trump made his pick:

And sure enough, the ‘resistance’ really sprang into action from billionaire Tom Steyer to Bill de Blasio and Kamala Harris – with one voice decrying this terrible human being:

Bernie Sanders (I-VT) showed up to speak along with other prominent Democrats, only to be interrupted by a man with a bullhorn shouting “Abortion is murder.”

Also at the protest were Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.). Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass).

During her prepared speech, Warren politically appropriated a portion of Trump’s July 5th speech at a Montana rally – echoing the President’s battle cry of “We won’t back down, we won’t give in,” down to the cadence of his voice.

Afterwards, Warren called Kavanaugh a “political animal” on MSBC’s The Last Word when asked about a legal opinion he wrote which concluded that Warren’s brainchild – the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), had been handed “enormous executive power” through the 2010 Dodd-Frank act.

Created on July 21, 2011, the CFPB was accused by an anonymous consultant of funneling over $ 5 billion in collected penalties to “community organizers aligned with Democrats” as part of a multi-billion dollar slush fund, the New York Post‘s Paul Sperry reported in December.

The fund was shut down in January by Trump’s budget chief Mick Mulvaney.

Cause of Action Institute, for example, has drawn attention to a $ 14 million CFPB contract with GMMB Inc., a powerful media consulting shop that has produced political ads for Obama and 2016 runner-up Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Cause of Action counsel Eric R. Bolinder cheered Mulvaney’s move to review the spending, especially the millions in educational funds.

“Given CFPB’s history of stark, unabashed partisanship, as exhibited by Richard Cordray’s final bizarre gambit to try to seize control of the agency and put it in the hands of [deputy] Leandra English, it is great news that Acting Director Mulvaney is rooting out political bias, beginning with a comprehensive review of all spending,” he told the Washington Examiner. -Washington Examiner

The protest in front of the Supreme Court became so volatile that Fox News reporter Shannon Bream felt too threatened to go live from the scene, tweeting “Very few times I’ve felt threatened while out in the field. The mood here tonight is very volatile. Law enforcement appears to be closing down 1st Street in front of SCOTUS.”

Protesters outside Trump tower were arrested after the Supreme Court pick. Note that none of their signs say Kavanaugh.

Meanwhile the death threats are already starting to roll in. In response to Bernie Sanders’ tweet stating “We must do everything we can to stop this nomination,” Twitter user THE Gentleman, (@Abovethelaw187) whose profile which contains a #GSU18 hashtag suggesting he’s a 2018 graduate of Georgia State University, tweeted “let’s grab our rifles and assassinate him! #Whoswithme?!”

Those on the right, meanwhile, appeared to be having a pleasant Monday evening for the most part.

All of this simply means that we can now forward to a few news cycles full of pundits on CNN and MSNBC frothing at the mouth over [insert name here] Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court.

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