Biting Twitter Reactions to Susan Collins' Support of Brett Kavanaugh
Biting Twitter Reactions to Susan Collins' Support of Brett Kavanaugh
Senate heads to final vote on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination
09 October, 2018, 09:46
Susan Collins several times ahead of her announcement Friday that she would support Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court - and he's been out of office for almost a decade. That would let Kavanaugh win by the same two-vote margin he'd have received had both senators voted.
Vice-President Mike Pence planned to be available Saturday in case his tie-breaking vote was needed, which now seems unlikely. I'm glad that Dr. Ford was heard, I'm glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard.
"He certainly didn't see the same thing I saw, which is someone who was seeking sincerely to defend his own record of public service, his own private conduct against great adversity, in circumstances in which he and his family have been dragged through the mud by no choice of their own", Lee said.
The Senate is poised on Saturday to confirm Kavanaugh as an associate justice.
"What left wing groups and their Democratic allies have done to Judge Kavanaugh is nothing short of monstrous", Republican Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa declared before the vote.
In a sense it would reflect a high water mark of the Trump presidency: Republican control of the White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives and the judiciary's top court.
Trump has been holding rallies across the country as he tries to boost Republican turnout in November's midterm elections, which will determine which party will control the House and Senate during the second half of Trump's term. The accusations eventually led to President Trump ordering an FBI investigation.
Even so, Collins said she hopes the ugly fight over Kavanaugh's confirmation will raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual assault.
As she spoke, several hundred anti-Kavanaugh demonstrators chanted on the lawn between the Capitol and the Supreme Court.
"I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court", Collins said.
On Friday, announcements of support by Republican Susan Collins of ME and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia made Saturday's confirmation vote an anticlimactic formality.
Manchin was the only Democrat to vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation. Eleven Democrats voted for Thomas, while two Republicans opposed his confirmation.
Koegler identified himself as a close friend of Ford and her husband, saying he has known them for more than five years and had coached their son's baseball team.
Republican Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and West Virginia Democratic Sen.
That vote occurred amid smoldering resentment by partisans on both sides, on and off the Senate floor.
Based on the initial votes, Kavanaugh is expected to be confirmed for the lifetime appointment after final votes are cast on Saturday.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY called the fight "a sorry epilogue to the brazen theft of Justice Scalia's seat".
"I have no doubt", Trump said, telling reporters that he had chosen Kavanaugh, in part, because "there's nobody with a squeaky-clean past like Brett Kavanaugh". They said he also seemed ready to rule for Trump if federal authorities probing his 2016 campaign's connections to Russian Federation try to pursue him in court.
"But Democrats had pointed to not only the sexual assault allegations, which they described" but also questions about Kavanaugh's temperament during the hearing last week and whether he had lied about his drinking during high school and college, and what certain references in his high school yearbook meant. Before the sexual accusations grabbed the Senate's and the nation's attention, Democrats had argued that Kavanaugh's rulings and writings as an appeals court judge raised serious concerns about his views on abortion rights and a president's right to bat away legal probes.
Trump also said women, far from being outraged at Kavanaugh, "were outraged at what happened to Brett Kavanaugh, outraged".
Kavanaugh would replace the retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was a swing vote on issues including abortion, campaign finance and same-sex marriage.
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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.
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.
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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".
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