I see tons of outrage on Twitter from people who insist that the Democrats in the Senate have to stop Brett Kavanaugh from joining the Supreme Court. But I am not sure how they can given the current makeup of the Senate and the rules of confirmation.
Can Senate Democrats actually do anything procedurally to defeat this nominee?
From what I can tell the only things they can do are to get one or two Republicans on their side (unlikely when even moderates like Susan Collins don’t seem that likely to change their mind) or symbolic actions that, like the several dozen House votes to overturn Obamacare while Obama was still in office do nothing for all practical purposes. Am I mistaken?