Mitch McConnell is standing by Lisa Murkowski Kathryn Krawczyk

11 October, 2018, 04:00 | Author: Kara Nash
  • Brett Kavanaugh is sworn-in as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court on Oct. 8 2018 at the White House

And both sides are using the fight around Kavanaugh to rally their bases to the ballot box in the midterm election - with Democrats slamming his judicial temperament and Republicans labeling him a victim.

Exactly four weeks before the midterm elections that will decide whether his Republican party continues to control Congress, Trump traveled here, just east of the Missouri River, to campaign for GOP incumbents in three highly competitive House races and for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. Trump used the ceremony as a platform to decry the "campaign of political and personal destruction" waged against Kavanaugh.

Alaska Sen. Murkowski was the only Republican who voted against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination to a full roll call, and she voted "present" on the final tally.

Brett Kavanaugh spent a collegial first day on the bench as a U.S. Supreme Court justice on Tuesday that contrasted sharply with the venom of his confirmation process, taking an active role in arguments alongside his eight new colleagues. "I'm proud that she's in the Republican conference".

"Roberts says he received the ethics complaints beginning September 20th, but did not act on referrals until today", Baier added. Trump has said Alaskans will make her pay.


U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes his oath during his ceremonial public swearing-in as U.S. President Donald Trump and Kavanaugh's daughters Liza and Margaret look on in the East Room of the White House in Washington. During the vote, Murkowski withdrew her "no" vote, changing it to "present" instead, effectively pairing it with Republican Sen. Forty-nine Democratic senators have said they will support the resolution and they would need two additional Republican votes to reach the fifty-one-vote threshold for the measure to pass, though the GOP-controlled House would likely not act on the legislation.

"She's certainly going to recover", McConnell said. "I will continue to advocate for policies that stabilize our health-care markets, lower premiums and drug costs, and defend key consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act for people with pre-existing conditions".

At the mention of Feinstein, who is the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee and the lawmaker whom Trump has accused of leaking to the media Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, the crowd here chanted "lock her up!" - a phrase that previously had been reserved for 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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.

But the sentiment in that arena is not shared by all, judging by an MSNBC poll which showed that 50 per cent of Americans disapproved of Justice Kavanaugh.

Recommended:



Popular

Tway clinches first PGA Tour victory in playoff in Napa
The 20-year-old finished regulation at 13-under 275, after carding a 71 in the final round with four birdies against three bogeys. Tway birdied the final two holes of the final round, then birdied three straight playoff holes, the last one to clinch the win.

Hubble in Safe Mode as Gyro Issues are Diagnosed
Hubble has been orbiting Earth since 1990, and in those decades, it has overhauled our knowledge of the universe around us. For now, NASA hasn't offered any timeframe on when can we expect Hubble Space Telescope to come back into operation.

Tropical Storm Michael nears hurricane strength as Florida prepares
The storm center was located about 90 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, or 225 miles southwest of the western tip of Cuba. Tropics: Tropical Storm Michael was named on Sunday and is set to travel into the Gulf over the next couple of days.

Acute flaccid myelitis cases investigated across state
Acute flaccid myelitis is tricky to diagnose and may require tests of spinal fluid, as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). AFM symptoms include sudden muscle weakness in the arms or legs, sometimes following a respiratory illness.

Fortnite V6.02 Adds Previously Teased Quad Launcher and Disco Domination
It can be "fired normally for a narrow half-tile wide pulse, or changed for a one-tile wide or 1.5-tile wide blast". It is not possible to build on or over the dance floors, but they can be protected by surrounding them with a fort.

‘Walking Dead’ Season 9 Premiere Is Lowest-Rated in Series History
These numbers make the season 9 opener stand as the lowest-rated premiere in the history of the series. The lowest season premiere ratings still belong to Season 1, which garnered 5.35 million viewers.

BP says Iran oil bans to trigger extreme price volatility
Singh said options for paying for Iranian oil are under discussions. "We do not know if we will get a waiver (from USA sanctions) or not".

Khashoggi case should not be politicized, says United Nations expert
Khashoggi, a former Saudi government adviser, had been living in the United States since previous year fearing possible arrest. According to the New York Times , officials in Istanbul believe he was killed on orders from the royal court of Saudi Arabia.

Manitobans Encouraged to Roll Up for Annual Flu Vaccine
For pregnant women, the vaccine may also be available through maternity services. "Vaccines are enormously safe and effective". Hilderman said Manitoba saw a rise a year ago in the number of people getting a flu vaccine - 22.5 per cent of the population.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has a 50GB day one patch
You still won't be able to play the game until midnight, mind, but at least you'll be able to bang out the download beforehand. Before playing for the first time, players will need to download and install a day one update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 .