Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh as a US Supreme Court justice

As the decision looms anti Kavanaugh demonstrators weigh on a Maine senator’s tiny staff “Shame on you!”: Protesters, Democrats react to Kavanaugh confirmation
Faye Gross | 08 October, 2018, 10:40

US Senate leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday hailed the confirmation of divisive judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as his "proudest moment" in the upper house as the warring Republicans and Democrats turned their focus to the crucial midterm elections.

She acknowledged the anguish of the protesters who interrupted the historic Senate vote, telling reporters afterward that "I was closing my eyes and praying".

"I do not consent, where's my representation", one yelled.

This is the second Supreme Court appointment by President Donald Trump, who said Judge Kavanaugh would be sworn in the same day.

The Senate narrowly voted Friday to limit debate on Kavanaugh's nomination, advancing it to Saturday's final confirmation vote. A report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University said ME is the top state in the nation for television ad spending related to Kavanaugh's confirmation.

With tensions simmering, Pence got an earful from activists who booed and chanted "Vote them out!" as he walked to his motorcade.

And now, you can make sure you're registered to vote before screaming, and screaming, and screaming in to the abyss.

"I found Dr. Ford's testimony to be heart-wrenching, painful, compelling, and I believe that she believes what she testified to", Collins told Bash.

Democratic politicians appear eager to try and channel voter anger over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to voter turnout in November. "That's been the history", McConnell said.

On Friday Kavanagh said he reached a breaking point and tweeted: 'This is a bad time to be named Brett Kavanagh.

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Port Harcourt streets were festooned with conference banners, while police said thousands of officers were being deployed to the event.


While Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Kavanaugh's confirmation was a shining moment for the GOP heading into next month's pivotal elections, GOP Gov. John Kasich of OH predicted "a good year" for Democrats and said he wonders about "the soul of our country" in the long term after the tumultuous hearings.

However he says he doesn't really have an opinion on Kavanaugh who was confirmed onto the Supreme Court on Saturday.

In North Dakota, Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer has pulled comfortably ahead of Democratic Sen. He is up for re-election in West Virginia, a state Trump won overwhelmingly in 2016.

Trump was asked what message he would send to young American men today, in light of the number of women coming forward and making sexual assault allegations.

"Anybody watching her testimony would know, I would say, would conclude that she was being very truthful", Hirono said.

Anticipating Kavanaugh's confirmation, some groups have explored the impeachment process for removing him from the high court.

The lone Republican to oppose the nomination was Sen.

When pressed by moderator John Dickerson about whether her view on Ford may be viewed by her critics as skepticism generally of women who have shared similar stories, Collins defended her position and said she was evaluating a specific case.

In a floor speech later on Friday, Murkowski expressed sympathy for both Ford and Kavanaugh. I have to stop and explain it's been a insane couple of weeks, ' he said. We finally discovered the one thing that would fire up the Republican base, and we didn't think of it.

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Likely - Collins: Yes; Manchin: Yes; Flake: Probably Kavanaugh Confirmation Likely - Collins: Yes; Manchin: Yes; Flake: Probably Diane Russell, a Democratic activist, said Collins voted to "betray ME women and ME survivors" by ignoring their stories. She claims she got away when Judge jumped on the bed. "Something might have happened to her, yes, and I pray it didn't".