McConnell undermines Trump and Senate Republicans with support for Murkowksi

Alicia Farmer
October 11, 2018

Kavanaugh asked several questions during two hours of lively oral arguments involving a federal sentencing law for repeat offenders, three days after being confirmed by the Republican-led Senate despite being accused of sexual assault. Recent examples include the "Tax Cut 2.0" bill which never had a chance of being enacted, and a measure to abolish ICE when was purely meant to make Democrats either embrace a controversial proposal or offend elements of their base (it didn't work).

"My general impression is that people are coming forward to the Office of Equity and other campus partners to discuss incidents that happened in their past because the testimony inspired them (or) evoked hard memories", Wake said, according to the Daily Northwestern.

The GOP leader also split from Trump to defend Democratic Sen. "This business of presidential harassment may or may not be quite the victor they think it is".

McConnell says the gender gap "clearly is wider than it used to be", but says the controversy over Kavanaugh could end up helping Republicans by generating more enthusiasm among GOP voters who feel he was mistreated.

According to one of the latest polls out of the state, which was conducted before Manchin voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the senator was beating his opponent by eight points.

"I have never been convinced that rallies and candidate events move the needle all that much", Kondik said.

A group that identifies itself as "the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization" said that following Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, its hotline call center saw a record jump in calls from sexual assault survivors. Feinstein has denied that she or her staff leaked the accusation.

CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic said Brett Kavanaugh would be "changing the law of the land" for the next 20 years as the newest Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

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"The Trump administration is rewriting the rules on guaranteed health care protections that millions of Americans depend on", said Baldwin, who's up for re-election this year in a state President Donald Trump won in 2016, in a statement before the vote.

Roberts took no action on them while Kavanaugh's nomination was pending.

The Kentucky Republican said he was speaking from experience.

"If the elections were held this weekend then it might have been equal for both sides, but the winners will not remain as fired up as the losers", says Charles Bullock, professor of political science at the University of Georgia, referring to the Kavanaugh battle.

"I'm not saying nobody could do it. but it requires a lot of force, more than you might think", Roberts said.

He said his approval rating has nearly doubled since the Kavanaugh confirmation.

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