Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

This Is Brett Kavanaugh's First Question as a Supreme Court Justice

The Senate is the upper chamber of the US Congress The Senate is the upper chamber of the US Congress Credit AFP
Ben Pena | 11 October, 2018, 10:22

Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican, said he's ready to work with Democrats to overcome the nastiness of the Supreme Court confirmation battle.

In an interview with The Associated Press, McConnell disputed President Donald Trump's prediction that Alaskans "will never forgive" Murkowski and that she'll "never recover" politically after bucking her party on Kavanaugh.

After the allegations against Kavanaugh were scrutinized, principled Americans saw that it was wrong to presume Kavanaugh guilty without evidence and permit the Democrats to assassinate his character.

Pointing out that Kavanaugh's confirmation was approved by the smallest margin of any Supreme Court Justice since 1881, Kimmel referenced the widespread protests that ensued.

The Republican party raised a total of $5.7 million from Sept. 30 to October 5, compared to $4.38 million raised by the DCCC from the end of September to October 5, which is the day Kavanaugh secured the votes in the Senate to be confirmed.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican who voted against her party to protect the Affordable Care Act in 2017, told CNN that she would not be supporting Baldwin's resolution. "My focus now is to be the best justice I can be", he said with his wife and children standing nearby.

Questioned if the Senate leader should play a bigger role pushing back against Trump's more combative rhetoric on minorities and other groups at a time of steep polarization, McConnell dismissed the need for such interventions.

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"At that point, she illustrated her point by pinching Justice Neil Gorsuch, at her right, to laughter in the courtroom", said the news site. "Nobody's gonna beat her. Nobody's going to beat her", he said. Republicans have promoted them as a low-priced option for strapped consumers after years of steadily rising premiums, which they blame on Obama's law, and GOP candidates will be happy to use Wednesday's vote to make that point.

Kavanaugh denied the allegations and during a Senate hearing accused Democrats of an "orchestrated political hit".

Heading into the November midterms, the GOP is defending its House and Senate majorities. There are 100 Senators, two from each state, and Republicans now hold a razor thin majority with 51 seats.

Protesters continued to take a stand against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this week, but came in fewer numbers and were mocked online. The school recently said that Kavanaugh will not be returning to teach there.

McConnell said he found Christine Blasey Ford's account of her sexual assault "convincing" but noted that there had been no corroboration that her assailant was Kavanaugh.

Discipline under those rules could have ranged from Kavanaugh getting a private talking-to by the chief judge on his circuit -Garland - to a suspension from hearing cases and even to a referral to the House of Representatives for possible impeachment proceedings.

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