‘Pretending they’re enslaved’: Kavanaugh protesters outside Supreme Court mocked on Twitter

Faith Castro
October 11, 2018

For their part, Democrats are incandescent with fury at Kavanaugh's rushed confirmation-they still resent the way Republicans refused to allow a hearing for Merrick Garland, Barack Obama's 2016 Supreme Court nominee. Forty-nine Democratic senators supported the resolution and they would have needed an additional Republican vote - besides Collins - to reach the 51-vote threshold for the measure to pass, though the GOP-controlled House would likely not have acted on the legislation.

"This was just basically sending as strong a signal as we could as candidates to the members who are now in to say that we need to take on these issues upon the new Congress coming in", Ms. Slotkin said.

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said Washington, D.C. maybe become "uninhabitable for a while" if the Democrats do not retake the House in November's midterm elections. "This business of presidential harassment may or may not be quite the victor they think it is". Republicans have promoted them as a low-priced option for strapped consumers after years of steadily rising premiums, which they blame on Obama's law, and GOP candidates will be happy to use Wednesday's vote to make that point.

If Kavanaugh were have found to have committed misconduct, he could be disciplined or suspended. This is an opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to protect people's access to quality, affordable health care when they need it most."Health care has emerged as a key issue in this year's midterm elections, as GOP elected officials scramble to deal with a significant shift in the popularity of the ACA, also known as Obamacare". He noted that Murkowski won election on write-in votes in 2010 and said, "She's about as strong as you can possibly be in Alaska".

Trump has alleged that Feinstein, the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, leaked an allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford in an attempt to sink his confirmation.

After Murkowski voted no in the cloture on Kavanaugh's confirmation, both Sarah Palin and Laura Ingraham dropped hints that they might try to challenge her seat.

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A Republican in CT who is running for Senator Chris Murphy's seat seems to have benefitted from the rancorous confirmation battle.

If control of Congress does split, he envisions a Republican Senate majority keeping full-throttle on confirming the president's nominees - including another Supreme Court pick if there's a vacancy on the high court.

Murkowski bucked her party and voted against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination.

She added: "Republicans are saying, 'We want to see results in Washington".

Baldwin pointed to one plan sold in her state that she said does not cover hospital care on a Friday or Saturday. None of the witnesses the women said would corroborate their claims did so, and Kavanaugh passionately denied the allegations.

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