Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh: Key senators back embattled Supreme Court pick

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Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota - came out against the nomination on Thursday, and referenced Ford's testimony in explaining her decision.

The vote to confirm Kavanaugh, when it comes, will reconcile a cause that has unified and electrified the conservative movement dating to its rebirth as a modern political force led by former President Ronald Reagan.

All three senators - along with Arizona Republican Jeff Flake - had been publicly undecided for weeks as they faced unrelenting pressure from both sides.

Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz examines the fallout from the bitter confirmation battle over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Two other women later emerged with sexual misconduct allegations from the 1980s.

Murkowski chose the opposite path.

The outcome had remained in doubt, however, after one Republican, Lisa Murkowski, defied her party and voted against moving ahead.

Rice, who was United Nations ambassador under Obama, has strong ties to Maine. In a second tweet, she cautioned that she was "not making any announcements" but was "deeply disappointed" in Collins' vote.

Republican Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley stops to speak briefly with the media at US Capitol on 3 October 2018. Susan Collins of ME and Democratic Sen.

She called her decision to cast the lone GOP vote against the nominee the toughest of her career. "I admire her a lot", he said.

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This story was first published on CNN .com, "Trump decries "trauma" done to Kavanaugh, calls for "comprehensive" investigation ". His attorney, Barbara "Biz" Van Gelder, wouldn't say Tuesday when the interview concluded or what Judge was asked.

The drama over a heated confirmation that has transfixed and tore apart much of the nation essentially ended when one of those four, Republican Susan Collins, of ME, took to the Senate floor at roughly 3:45 p.m. EDT and announced her support of Kavanaugh. Steve Daines of Montana will not be in attendance if there is a Saturday vote because he will be walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.

At this point, it's hard to see how Democrats have enough support to tank Kavanaugh's confirmation. "Only this time, instead of drunk college kids, it is USA senators who are deliberately ignoring his behavior", she said. She was re-elected in 2016. Kavanaugh has denied the accusations. They said the process ignored many potential witnesses, including Ford.

"I think we all have husbands and fathers and a lot of us have sons, and I think it is a troubling time for them", Murphy said.

"I believe something happened to Dr. Ford". You can't find corroborating evidence you don't look for.

Democratic Senator Edward Markey countered, saying Kavanaugh has been a "rubber stamp for a far right-wing agenda".

The liberal justices - Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor - need to seek support from at least one conservative in ideologically divisive cases, so they have a strong incentive not to alienate the new arrival, court experts said.

Among those voting to allow the final confirmation vote to take place were Senator Susan Collins, the Maine Republican considered a swing vote.

Kavanaugh has appeared to either mislead or make false statements to the Judiciary Committee about a range of issues, including his drinking habits and social life in high school and college, and his work in President George W. Bush's White House. She called the appeals court judge eminently qualified, adding that his judicial philosophy is well within the mainstream. Democrats argue that Trump picked Kavanaugh, in part, because he is likely to vote to overturn that ruling. Joe Manchin of West Virginia told reporters he still had not decided.

The Senate is expected to confirm Kavanaugh on Saturday.

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