Senate deal that allows lawmakers leave DC to campaign

Faith Castro
October 14, 2018

Senate Democrats have many vulnerable incumbents, and Senate Majority Leader McConnell had vowed to stay in session until October 26 to get the judicial nominees confirmed.

The arrival of Brett Kavanaugh, a fierce defender of conservative values, judges in progressive of the supreme Court in the minority-with four judges on nine- in the temple of american law, which ensures the constitutionality of laws and referee on the subjects of society the most hard subjects (death penalty, gay marriage, abortion rights, defense of the environment...). The woman, now a university professor, was soon joined by two other women who had charges of their own.

McConnell described demonstrators "literally storming the steps" of the Capitol, and pointedly noted that these activities followed last year's shooting of GOP lawmakers at a morning baseball practice.

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh participates in his ceremonial public swearing-in with retired Justice Anthony Kennedy as U.S. President Donald Trump and Kavanaugh's wife, Ashley, and daughters Liza and Margaret look on in the East Room.

Gender gaps are broadest in some groups: Women who describe themselves as politically independent are 20 points more apt than independent men to disapprove of Kavanaugh's confirmation, 61 vs. 41 percent; it's similar among women age 18-49 compared with their male counterparts, 64 vs. 45 percent.

"Our base is fired up". He added Monday that the fight over Kavanaugh, particularly that his nomination was stymied by unproven allegations, injected the GOP with an "adrenaline shot that we had not been able to figure out how to achieve in any other way".

Trump didn't help by apologising to Kavanaugh and his family for their "pain and suffering", says Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post.

The GOP leader downplayed the notion of a Senate that has become broken by deep partisanship and touted the accomplishments of this Congress as some of the most substantial ever.

He was referring to the acrimonious debate over Mr Kavanaugh's nomination, after sexual assault allegations were made against him.

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He said Kavanaugh had been found "innocent" of the charges against him, even though the senators came to no such determination.

Take West Virginia, where Trump won the state by 42 percentage points in 2016, the largest margin in any state that Democrats are defending in the midterms.

The Republican majority in the US Senate agreed to have the Federal Bureau of Investigation look into the case but its findings were never disclosed in public.

Then on Saturday, Democratic Sen.

More than three-quarters of Democrats, 78 percent, say the Senate made the wrong decision in confirming Kavanaugh, while just 11 percent say it was the right decision.

The gender gap is mirrored in views of Kavanaugh's confirmation and the Senate Judiciary Committee's handling of the allegations.

"I believe if we are fortunate enough to take back the House and or the Senate, that's when civility can start again", she said Tuesday.

Trump had earlier mocked the #MeToo movement at a rally in July. Today, those stars tell a different story. But Senate Democrats, many of whom are facing tough reelection battles in conservative-leaning states, did not want to risk being stuck on Capitol Hill while their challengers roamed free. "I think you're going to see a lot of things happening on November 6 that wouldn't have".

Previous women's protests have included plenty of anti-Trump rhetoric.

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