Kavanaugh Protesters Ignore Capitol Barricades Ahead of Saturday Vote
Kavanaugh Protesters Ignore Capitol Barricades Ahead of Saturday Vote
Murkowski’s No Vote on Kavanaugh Shows High Pressure on Both Parties
08 October, 2018, 07:13
"The presumption of innocence and fairness do bear on my thinking and I can not abandon them", she added, calling Mr Kavanaugh "an exemplary public servant".
A final confirmation vote is set for Saturday afternoon.
It would be a cruel irony if Manchin voted for Kavanaugh and helped save his nomination while a Republican, Murkowski, voted against him, but given that he is up for reelection in a state where Trump remains popular, it is a distinct possibility.
West Virginia's Joe Manchin is also planning to vote yes on Kavanaugh-the only Democrat to do so. Lisa Murkowski voted "no" on cloture over Brett Kavanaugh, indicating that she is against closing debate on his nomination.
There are few events that can pull a parent away from their own daughter's wedding, but for Republican Sen.
The Alaska senator specified that her vote wasn't a personal rebuke of the embattled Supreme Court nominee, who she said she believes is a "good man". She later said that it had been a very hard decision, but that she did not believe it was the "right time" for Kavanaugh to be seated on the court.
Three women have come forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting or harassing them during his high school and university years.
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice raised her hand when President Obama's former communications director asked which Dem would be willing to challenge Sen.
An FBI report sent to the Senate on Thursday said that based on its one-week supplemental background investigation, there is no corroboration of sexual misconduct allegations made against Kavanaugh.
The roll call vote is expected to begin at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Brett Kavanaugh's elevation to the US Supreme Court is all but assured.
Republicans hold 51 seats in the Senate and changed Senate rules previous year to end filibusters for Supreme Court nominees.
"We will be ill-served in the long run if we abandon the presumption of innocence and fairness, tempting though it may be", she said.
In explaining her vote to reporters, Murkowski said on Friday that she had not come to a decision on how she would vote until walking into the Senate floor that morning.
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson stated: "Having spent an additional five hours reviewing the supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation report - I will vote to confirm judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court". She also said that while she believed Christine Blasey Ford was a victim of trauma, she cast doubt on Ford's story.
Senator Jeff Flake, Republican, who's repeatedly battled Trump and will retire in January, said he'd vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation "unless something big changes". "I would say a "no" on cloture is a 'no, ' period - but could be odd exceptions", she tweeted Friday morning before the cloture vote.
It is Trump's first time in Africa - visiting four countries in five days - and her first solo worldwide trip as the first lady . Melania read a story to the same group of children with applauses as another child read a story about the "lion and the mouse".
Perth made up 11.45 per cent of last year's milk production in Ontario while Oxford led the way with just over 12 per cent. In a news release, Dairy Farmers of Canada , say they're "deeply disappointed" about Canada's concessions in new deal.
US first lady Melania Trump went on a short safari on Friday in Kenya, the third country on her almost week-long Africa tour. First lady Melania Trump boards a plane at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
Many have moved to criticise Foster for her choice of language, given that Northern Ireland's history is one of much bloodshed. The EU has rejected her proposed Brexit deal and demanded new ideas from Britain.
Democrats and Republicans appeared to agree, at least superficially, on one thing: The behaviour of senators has been unbecoming. Murkowski announced Friday that she would be pairing her vote with Daines as a professional courtesy and a gesture of goodwill.
Amazon said in a statement that Bloomberg had made so many inaccurate claims, they're "hard to count". It said that a tiny microchip was planted on servers used by the companies and was discovered in 2015.
The couple spent much of the day focusing on young people and children as they made five stops in east and west Sussex. They'll then head to Bognor Regis to open the University of Chichester's Engineering and Digital Technology Park.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch a satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. SAOCOM-1A's radar measurements will track soil-moisture levels , thereby aiding forecasts of crop yields.
Cozzolino "was bleeding from the right ear", according to the report, and he was later treated at a local hospital. In his statement, which the New York Times published on Saturday , Ludington said those assertions were false.
Jose Quintana pitched six-hit ball into the sixth inning and Anthony Rizzo homered, but Chicago's bullpen faltered in the eighth. The Brewers strung together four straight hits in a three-run fourth, capped by Kratz's two-run single.
Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 1969
But for now, anticipating stronger growth - and perhaps higher inflation - investors have dumped bonds and forced up their yields. The Fed is forecasting the economy will grow 3.1 percent this year - that's up from the 2.8 percent it projected in June.
Trump's 2nd Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh sworn in
Capitol to protest the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Oct. 6, 2018, in Washington. But a more fundamental question is at stake, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said Friday night at Princeton University.
Nokia 7.1 forums are now open
Like the rest of Nokia's fleet of smartphones , the 7.1's chassis is crafted from a single block of aluminium. The Nokia 7 .1 runs Android 8 .1 Oreo out of the box and comes affiliated to the Android One programme.
United Kingdom warns of limits to Brexit compromises
This is an outrage. "It isn't about taking back control, it's about fantasy world", Mr Hammond told ITV's Good Morning Britain . But he warned: "If we cheat the electorate - and Chequers is a cheat - we will escalate the sense of mistrust".
India vs Windies, 1st Test, Day 2, Rajkot
Pujara too looked at ease at the other end until he was caught behind off debutant Sherman Lewis , missing out on a 16th Test ton. Their lead pacer, Kemar Roach, was already ruled out of the series opener due to a bereavement in the family.
Chinese Wary as Putin Visits India for Arms Deal
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US, Canada Deal Saves NAFTA as Trilateral Pact
Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding the recently announced U.S., Mexico, Canada trade agreement. O'Connor said these issues could be addressed by Congress before it approves the trade agreement.