Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Brett Kavanaugh poised for confirmation to US Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh poised for confirmation to US Supreme Court

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.

But Murkowski said she is a "no" on the nomination but will "pair" her vote with Daines and be marked "present" instead, meaning that Daines can remain at the wedding and not have to rush back.

The Kavanaugh fight has riveted Americans weeks before November 6 elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from the Republicans.

Mr Kavanaugh's nomination has been hit by accusations of sexual misconduct.

The US Senate is set to take an initial vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh on Friday, in a crucial test of whether the federal judge has the votes to be confirmed to the supreme court.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who's repeatedly battled Trump and will retire in January, said he'd vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation "unless something big changes". Ford's testimony was "sincere" and "painful", said Collins, saying that she believes she was assaulted and has been traumatized, but Kavanaugh deserves "fairness" in the face of allegations.

Collins said that the four witnesses Christine Ford listed couldn't corroborate the 36-year-old assault claim she made against Kavanaugh while they were in high school.

The Senate is expected to confirm Kavanaugh on Saturday.

Top casino themed films
As a result, he seems to acquire some “lady luck” which puts the brakes on his ability to spoil the games of others. The success of Ocean’s 11 has led to the development of a new spin-off, Oceans 8 which is due to be released in 2018.

Collins noted that the Supreme Court confirmation process of Kavanaugh is akin to a "gutter-level political campaign" and a "dysfunctional circus" when it should be a "solemn occasion".

The Kavanaugh saga however also forced the GOP to come down on the opposite side of the #MeToo movement, that has forced society to give greater credence to women who make allegations about powerful men and is now a significant political force. "Hostile" seems to be the key word for her. Kavanaugh has criticized the landmark 1973 abortion rights decision in a speech and ruled against abortion rights and birth control access a couple of times as a federal judge, but she seemed to be satisfied with his answer this month on Roe.

"Millions of Americans, millions of women are watching us today", said New York Sen.

As Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation moves to a final vote, Montana Sen. Joe Manchin said he, too, would back Kavanaugh, ensuring at least 51 "yes" votes in the Senate. "I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said".

Manchin's announcement came after Republican Sen. Exactly one month from elections in which House and Senate control are in play, Democrats tried making sure that female voters were paying attention.

Christine Blasey Ford testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on September 27, 2018. If confirmed, Kavanaugh could tip the court's balance toward conservatives for a generation. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska shortly after Murkowski voted "no" on advancing to a final vote. Immediately after that speech, Manchin announced his support, calling Kavanaugh a "qualified jurist" who "will not allow the partisan nature this process took to follow him onto the court".

Collins said Kavanaugh assured her during a private meeting that Roe v. Wade, the ruling that established abortion rights, is settled law.

Kavanaugh would replace the retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was a swing vote on issues such as abortion, campaign finance and same-sex marriage.

Like this: