Murkowski: 'I know Alaska's political terrain better than' Trump

Oct 11, 2018, 00:34
Murkowski: 'I know Alaska's political terrain better than' Trump

Again on Monday, Missouri Republican Senate hopeful Josh Hawley warned that the Kavanaugh hearing illuminates the Left's ultimate agenda. Christine Blasey Ford's bombshell interview with The Washington Post and her emotional testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee threatened to upend the nomination after she accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both in high school.

McConnell told The Associated Press on Wednesday the gender gap "clearly is wider than it used to be".

The tone inside the courtroom was collegial, in contrast to the venom of Kavanaugh's confirmation fight.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Democrats to think carefully about "presidential harassment" if they win the majority of the House. That's how Republicans can hold broadly unpopular positions or support very generally abhorrent people like Brett Kavanaugh without worrying about being held accountable. Trump and other GOP leaders say the effort energized Republican voters, who had always been considered less energized than Democrats.

"It's a great frustration", he said.

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Kavanaugh says all four of the clerks who will work for him at the high court are women. He emphatically denied the allegations.

McConnell said he's hoping to persuade more Republican women to join the committee but hasn't had much success in the past because "they just haven't been interested". Kavanaugh, in contrast, is expected to be a more decidedly conservative vote, tilting the court right for decades and leaving Chief Justice John Roberts as the justice closest to the ideological middle.

"Whatever deficit in enthusiasm Republican voters may have had going into the fall election has been eliminated", Mr. McConnell said.

Now, with Kavanaugh on the bench, Democrats seem to be the angry ones. Dianne Feinstein of California. Even Donald Trump blasted Murkowski for her position, calling it "really unacceptable".

The confirmation gave the Republican president a major political victory ahead of crucial November 6 congressional elections, with Mr Trump's second lifetime selection for the nation's highest judicial body.

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Hillary Clinton also got a "Lock her up!" chant, when Trump brought up how the US's previous trade deal with South Korea "was a Hillary Clinton deal" while she was secretary of state. But, he added, "I would think it would be very, very hard to unseat the President in a primary". "This business of presidential harassment may or may not be quite the victor they think it is".

While most figures in the media consigned themselves to saying Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was in "jeopardy" or "trouble" during his confirmation process, some went further in predicting his nomination was "toast".

Indeed, Trump's loudest applause came as he continued his victory lap, which has included bashing Democrats for attempting to sink the nomination.

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

She said: "It saddens me because our judicial system has been viewed as one of the main pillars of our constitutional government". Republicans Lindsey Graham of SC and John Cornyn of Texas have been among those mentioned. Grassley said the president has a right to do so. "I speak up when I think it's necessary".

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