Democrats to appeal to voters to channel anger over Kavanaugh confirmation

Trump used his introduction of Kavanaugh to slam the judge's opponents
Trump used his introduction of Kavanaugh to slam the judge's opponents
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12 October, 2018

With Republicans holding the Senate majority, the 15 judges were likely to be confirmed anyways, even if Democrats attempted to force hours of debate for each one. Sherrod Brown and Republican Congressman Jim Renacci. Some told their own stories of sexual assault and rape. In Murkowski's case, perhaps it is because she feels pressure from the 51% of Alaskans that voted for Trump in 2016. "But I believe this flaw can be addressed without jeopardizing protections for individuals with preexisting conditions". The way to win over everyone else, for candidates of either party, is to demonstrate that they have real ideas about what we need to be doing better so ordinary people's lives can be improved. "We stood up to the mob and we also stood up for the presumption of innocence in this country". Ten police officers on the other side of Peabody Place crossed the street when voices were raised and separated Thomas and a friend of his from the group. Respondents said they voted in 2016 for Hillary Clinton over Trump by 6 percentage points; Trump carried the state by 8 points. What's more, 85 of the 289 white men who most recently held seats in the House (including vacancies and retirements) are rated somewhere less than safe by Cook. "That's where the dilemma is".

McConnell said the raucous, sometimes aggressive fight over Kavanaugh's nomination came at a flawless time for Republicans. And it appears to have had a positive effect; Manchin's polling numbers rose from a tie with Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey before the vote to an eight point advantage after Kavanaugh's confirmation (per FiveThirtyEight).

Alexander, appearing on NBC's "Meet The Press" Sunday, cited six Federal Bureau of Investigation reports on Kavanaugh from 1993 to 2018.

I have selected the Judicial Council of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to accept the transfer and to exercise the powers of a judicial council with respect to the identified complaints and any pending or new complaints relating to the same subject matter.

Alexander said he read those reports before making his decision.

"Maybe some of that animus remains for Republicans and that is a rallying cry for the midterm", Kondik said.

Black lawmakers said they were targeted by racial epithets and spat upon during a smaller rally by several thousand tea party supporters in March 2010, as Congress was voting on the health care legislation.

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Vice President Mike Pence planned to be available Saturday in case his tie-breaking vote was needed, which now seems unlikely. Steve Daines to stay at his daughter's wedding in his home state instead of flying to Washington to cast his supporting vote.

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CNN and the Associated Press have not yet been able to corroborate Swetnick's story. Christine Blasey Ford drew on her training as a psychologist.

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University of Virginia analyst Kyle Kondik told VOA the furor over Kavanaugh and allegations of sexual misconduct when he was a teenager, which he denied, could be "weaponized" by Republican Senate candidates looking to defeat Democratic incumbents in Republican-leaning states.

This same infectious, polarized attitude permeated Kavanaugh's hearings in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"Honest to God, I would answer that question, but I'm going to let you guys do that assessment", he said. "You're going to defend yourself against people deliberately trying to damage and destroy you".

"He is mad as a mama wasp and he is determined to get the nominations through, and I don't think he's bluffing", Kennedy said. And the fact that he did that is the reason he is on the court. With just seven out of every 1,000 rapists getting convicted of the crime, (so, really, what are the odds that it's one of the rare falsely accused people that meets that fate?) we've got a long way to go to discourage predators from believing they can easily get away with it.

"As of the last week or so the hottest issue in our races has [been the] Kavanaugh nomination", McConnell said, even outpacing tax reform, which the top Senate leader listed as a major legislative accomplishment. Blackburn, in turn, has been critical of Bredesen for wavering and not saying how he'd vote.

Democrats argue that the party of Trump and the conservative tea party has nerve to decry such behavior. Democratic Rep. David Sawyer lost his August primary less than two months after an outside investigation found that he violated the chamber's policies on harassment, decorum and ethics.

Senators, Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, have received threats.


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