McConnell undermines Trump and Senate Republicans with support for Murkowksi

11 October, 2018, 05:30 | Author: Denise Dawson
  • President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs Iowa

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.

Kavanaugh joins the Supreme Court today after he was sworn in at a private ceremony on Saturday and a public ceremony on Monday, report the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post in stories here and here.

But by pushing ahead, Democrats made Republicans cast a health care vote that Democrats could wield in campaign ads for next month's midterm elections, in which they hope to topple the GOP's 51-49 Senate majority. The GOP-led House impeached Clinton but the Senate acquitted him.

"It provided the adrenaline shot that we had not been able to achieve in any other way", McConnell told reporters at a press conference in Louisville.

Tuesday's cases involved the 1984 Armed Career Criminal Act, a "three-strikes-and-you're-out" criminal sentencing law that boosts prison sentences for people who are convicted of crimes involving guns if they previously have been convicted of certain other crimes.

The second, filed September 27, claims Kavanaugh violated the judiciary's code of conduct by 'engaging in a public and partisan campaign of lies to cover-up and hide sexual misconduct and crimes he committed in the past'.

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Ainsley Earhardt predicted that enthusiasm among Republican voters will closely rival Democrats' enthusiasm after the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. He says "the controversy ironically produced an adrenaline shot" among Republicans. Republican senators admit it. Lisa Murkowski for voting against Brett Kavanaugh.

At a political rally in support of Iowa and Nebraska Republicans, Trump called the Democrats' attempt to block Kavanaugh from the high court "a national embarrassment, a national disgrace", without mentioning the sexual assault accusation raised by Christine Blasey Ford when she and Kavanaugh were high school students in 1982.

Although the complaints were originally lodged with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Kavanaugh's former court, the circuit executive of that court asked Roberts to transfer the matters to another circuit out of a "concern that local disposition may weaken public confidence in the process". "Nobody's going to beat her", the Kentucky Republican added. He pointed out that Murkowski won election as a write-in vote in 2010. Kavanaugh strongly denied the allegations and is now on the Supreme Court.

On Oct. 6, Kavanagh was confirmed to the court by a vote of 50-48 in the Senate, a slim victory after multiple women had accused him of sexual misconduct.

McConnell declined to weigh in on a possible replacement except to say he or she would not be coming from the ranks of his slim 51-seat Senate majority.

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