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

Kavanaugh gets the votes to survive Supreme Court fight

Kavanaugh gets the votes to survive Supreme Court fight

Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), also announced his vote on October 5, stating he'd be voting "yes" on Kavanaugh. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. They were discussing Turner's sentencing when Ford revealed she was assaulted.

There's no guarantee that the senators who supported moving forward will back Kavanaugh on the final vote.

Merkley also thanked Sen.

Senator Collins ended hopes she would side with her Democratic colleagues in the final vote, telling senate colleagues she did not believe the "charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court".

In a speech leading up to the vote, Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Still, failing to confirm Kavanaugh would have been a disaster for the Republicans and the party's victory may also energize conservatives.

As of Friday morning, the American Bar Association has reopened the "Standing Committee's evaluation" of Brett Kavanaugh but now the "original rating stands".

Sen. Dianne Feinstein: "The most notable part of this report is what's not in it". The leadership will gauge how to handle it based on Friday's cloture vote.

The suspense over whether Brett Kavanaugh will be the next Supreme Court associate justice is likely to end this weekend, after Republican Sen.

Palin, a former vice presidential candidate, took to social media after the Alaskan Republican Senator announced her decision. Both nodded eagerly in agreement with the other. The senator said "yes", but declined to elaborate. And my heart goes out to anyone who has experienced any type of sexual assault in their life.

Senators had one day to review a confidential supplemental background check into Kavanaugh's behavior in the early- to mid-1980s when he was in high school and college.

Manchin is now ahead in his race against state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and would be loath to hand his GOP opponent such a major issue - that is so important to the state's conservative base - this close to an election. He said Democrats' treatment of Kavanaugh has been "nothing short of monstrous".

Well, the White House fought for this nomination, and won. They should ask the Princeton theology professor (we know how the right like's credentials) to "corroborate" Ramiriez's claims.

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"Make no mistake", he warned: "this confirmation vote will not be the last word on Kavanaugh's fitness to serve on the Supreme Court". He added that the "common public perception" at the time was that the sentencing was "too light". "I had to deal with the facts I had in front of me", he said on CNN.

McConnell received the 51 votes needed to clear the procedural hurdle on Friday. Mr Flake has been a frequent critic of Mr Trump but said he would vote yes, barring any major changes in evidence.

Lisa Murkowski explained her decision Friday to oppose the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Collins and Flake both said the investigation was thorough. But he added that based on the Federal Bureau of Investigation report, "I have found Judge Kavanaugh to be a qualified jurist who will follow the Constitution and determine cases based on the legal findings before him".

But Democrats, including ranking member Rep.

Ford wrote Koegler an email saying that the person who assaulted her was the president's "favorite for SCOTUS", he said.

The FBI also apparently did not interview Kavanaugh.

"I believe Brett Kavanaugh's a good man". Heitkamp is one of the most vulnerable Democrats on the ballot in November and has seen her poll numbers slip in recent weeks.

Manchin is in a tight race for re-election in his home state, where President Donald Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton by 42 percentage points in 2016.

In fact, during her 21 years in the Senate, Collins has voted for judicial nominees put forward by Republican presidents almost 99 percent of the time, according to a Globe analysis of her roll call votes.

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Flake said he would vote against Kavanaugh if the investigation found the allegations were true or that the nominee lied during his confirmation hearing.

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