Senate committee vote on Kavanaugh delayed until next week

13 September, 2018, 19:41 | Author: Kristi Owen
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been facing pressure from her fellow Democrats to release a document about Supreme Court

Murkowski is pro-choice in a generally anti-choice party, and abortion rights activists have been hoping to pressure her into voting against Kavanaugh.

Trump unveiled Kavanaugh in July as his pick to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has often been a swing vote in landmark cases, calling him "one of the sharpest legal minds of our time" He said during his 2016 campaign that he would pick anti-abortion justices.

For The Washington Post, Eli Rosenberg detects signs that an "unusual crowdfunding campaign" by "a group of liberal activists in Maine" soliciting pledges to be contributed in 2020 to a Democrat challenging Sen.

Currently, Republicans have 51 seats in the Senate and only need 50 votes in order to consent to Mr Kavanaugh's nomination.

One of the obscene messages, a letter to Collins' Portland office - first released to NBC News by Collins' office and subsequently sent by her office to the rest of the news media - said that "EVERY waitress who serves you is going to spit in your food, and that's if you're lucky, you (expletive), (expletive)!"

Collins told the Wall Street Journal that the "out-of-state voicemails being left on the answering machines of [her] state offices" are "incredibly offensive".


For what it's worth, one Democratic challenger and one Republican challenger have announced intentions to run against Collins in 2020.

In a third effort by Senate Democrats, Sen.

Kavanaugh had used the term when Senator Ted Cruz had asked him about his dissent in Priests for Life v.

Kavanaugh, a conservative federal appeals court judge nominated by Trump to the lifetime position on the high court, made no major missteps in two days of questioning by senators during his confirmation hearing last week. "It won't work", Cruz wrote in a tweet.

"Through this grassroots effort, Mainers are making clear to Senator Collins that they will defeat her for reelection if she defies the will of the people and votes to confirm Judge Kavanaugh", Berkon said. She's getting an overwhelming amount of feedback from constituents pushing her to vote no, but she may be betting on the fact that in two years, people will have forgotten this specific vote. The Supreme Court is now split 4-4 among conservative and liberal justices. However, Collins has said she has been encouraged by Kavanaugh's characterization of Roe as "settled law" and "precedent upon precedent". "Kavanaugh has accurately described his role in a controversial judicial nomination when he worked for then-President George W. Bush". "These are very high stakes". It's an opportunity that 36,000 people had taken by Tuesday, raising more than $1 million, with about three-quarters of the donations coming in the increment of $20.20, a numerical reminder of the upcoming election. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen.

"I consider this quid pro quo fundraising to be the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me to vote against Judge Kavanaugh", Collins stated.

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