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

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

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) said its National Sexual Assault Hotline had a 338 percent increase in traffic between Thursday, September 27 - the day Ford testified regarding her allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh - and the following Sunday.

Marist director Lee Miringoff, said: "The result of the hearings, at least in the short run, is the Republican base was awakened". But critics said Kavanaugh's demeanor before the Senate Judiciary Committee raised questions about his temperament and potential political bias in deciding cases. Trump said. "Now was that the worst body language".

Two years ago, McConnell blocked a vote on Garland, citing what he said was a tradition of not filling vacancies in a presidential election year.

Described by some GOP observers as a "crucifixion", Kavanaugh's treatment at the hands of Senators Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and others has unified a previously fractured Republican Party.

"Although the Senate confirmation process tested me, as it has tested others, it did not change me".

The confirmation gave the Republican president a major political victory ahead of crucial November 6 congressional elections, with Mr Trump's second lifetime selection for the nation's highest judicial body. In other words, did she leak it?

So what is it about West Virginian voters that allows them to walk a line between support for Trump and support for Manchin and how did Manchin's vote for Kavanaugh affect their view of the Senator?

President Donald Trump says the Federal Reserve "has gone crazy" after a major drop in stock prices Wednesday. A hundred percent. No, I don't want to get sued, 99 percent.

"This business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the victor they think it is", McConnell told the Associated Press.

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California speaks to the media in Washington DC
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California speaks to the media in Washington DC

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has said he's starting his role without bitterness following his bruising confirmation process.

Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday, earning 50 "yes" votes - the fewest for any Supreme Court justice in the modern era.

"Far be it from me to complain about obstruction, I've done my share of it".

While speaking to the press on Friday, Murkowski said, "I have extended this as a courtesy to my friend".

One key nomination could be for a new attorney general if the president fires Jeff Sessions, as has been hinted, after the midterm elections.

McConnell, aware of the significant chance Democrats have of regaining control of the House, said they could face backlash in 2020 if they abuse their power in 2018 and 2019. Republicans Lindsey Graham of SC and John Cornyn of Texas have been among those mentioned.

"It is very hard I think for a member of the public to look at what goes on in confirmation hearings these days, which is a very sharp conflict in political terms between Democrats and Republicans, and not think that the person who comes out of that process must similarly share that partisan view of public issues and public life".

McConnell wouldn't say whether the Senate would insist that Sessions' replacement would protect special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

John Paul Stevens says Kavanaugh shouldn't be on Supreme Court
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh does not belong on the high court, the Palm Beach Post reported . Although a lifelong Republican, Stevens often sided with the liberal position in court rulings.

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