Battle won, Brett Kavanaugh gets down to business

Leslie Hanson
October 11, 2018

Kavanaugh is the second justice Trump has successfully nominated to the Supreme Court, following the confirmation past year of Neil Gorsuch to the seat left by the late Antonin Scalia.

McConnell says 'It worked exactly the opposite.

"They want to turn America, these Democrats...into a giant sanctuary for criminal aliens and the MS-13 killers that we're getting out of the country by the way by the thousands", he said.

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin is using the Congressional Review Act to force a vote to overturn the Trump administration rule to expand short-term insurance plans.

McConnell added that "this business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be 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.

Fox News personality Bret Baier on Wednesday reported that U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has referred allegations of judicial misconduct claims against Justice Brett Kavanaugh to outside judges for investigation.

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.

Kavanaugh is expected to give the Supreme Court a reliable 5-4 conservative majority.


Trump on Twitter on Tuesday said he was "very proud" of Kavanaugh and his family, and disparaged the anti-Kavanaugh protesters.

That could put the Iowa Republican at odds with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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.

McConnell said he doesn't agree and pointed to the fact that Murkowski had won re-election as a write-in candidate in 2010.

"Seventy-two percent of voters who are very angry about the treatment of Kavanaugh are more likely to vote in the upcoming elections."
"Nobody's going to beat her", the Kentucky Republican added.

While the president certainly bashed the senator for her vote, some of her colleagues in the Republican Party have said that Murkowski, like any other senator, had the right to believe - and vote - the way she chooses.

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

McConnell, aware of the significant chance Democrats have of regaining control of the House, said they could face backlash in 2020 if they abuse their power in 2018 and 2019.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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