Phoenicians tired of the partisan politics, see no end in sight

Posted at 6:24 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 21:24:59-04

Inside Fair Trade Cafe in downtown Phoenix, customers we talked to said the hearings and Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation has further divided an already polarized country.

"I don't see why we are divided over this particular issue, as I see it it's black and white," said Isabel Vasquez.

Phoenix resident Jim Heilman said it's impossible to know what really happened by just watching the hearings unfold on television.

"I've never met Judge Kavanaugh and I've never met Dr. Ford so I only know what I've been shown," he said.

Will the political partisanship end with his confirmation?

"I don't think the controversy of this nominee and how it all played out in the procedures and particularly in the Senate and the judiciary committee is going to end," said former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke.

Burke used to work for the Senate Judiciary Committee. He believes the people who are upset will continue to be upset. But can we heal and move on? These folks don't think so yet.

"We as a country are going to struggle with this for some time now," said Ceci Velasquez from Phoenix.

Velasquez said the Kavanaugh controversy has been a real teaching moment for her and her kids. She says the real test comes next month. Both sides of the political spectrum hope that intense fervor translates into votes next month.