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What West Virginia Swing Voters Think About Manchin's Kavanaugh Vote (HBO)

11 October 2018
What West Virginia Swing Voters Think About Manchin's Kavanaugh Vote (HBO)

Every sitting member of the Supreme Court was present at the ceremony.

The accusation by Ford delayed the vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation, putting it in doubt as the psychology professor testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, followed by the judge's emphatic denial and impassioned rebuttal.

Grassley said the controversy over Kavanaugh should not hurt the new justice's credibility on the court.

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

McConnell said he "generally" declines reporters' requests for him to critique "on a daily basis" the president's broadsides of political opponents and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with Trump's most incendiary comments about women, immigrants and other groups of Americans. You'll see it when we march, when we walk out, when we show up.

After Murkowski voted no in the cloture on Kavanaugh's confirmation, both Sarah Palin and Laura Ingraham dropped hints that they might try to challenge her seat.

Kavanaugh's allies predicted the partisan air around his confirmation would fade. "That's another beauty", Trump said.

MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace vouched for frequent guest and Democratic attorney Michael Avenatti on September 26 when his client Julie Swetnick came forward with claims-which she later changed-that Kavanaugh was involved with parties where gang rapes routinely occurred and he spiked girls' drinks.

But that changed with Kavanaugh.

Pointing out that Kavanaugh's confirmation was approved by the smallest margin of any Supreme Court Justice since 1881, Kimmel referenced the widespread protests that ensued.

The justices then heard arguments in a series of cases about prison terms for repeat offenders and what constitutes a "violent felony" that would open up recidivists to more serious sentences. He had already hired four law clerks, all women.

"I'm not saying nobody could do it. but it requires a lot of force, more than you might think", Roberts said. Last year, the Senate confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch. Kavanaugh was a judge on the D.C. Circuit for 12 years.

Chants of "Lock her up!" rang once again throughout an Iowa arena as US President Donald Trump rallied supporters Tuesday night. The focus group was conducted on the evening of October 5th, after Manchin had announced he would be supporting Kavanaugh's nomination.

Mr Kavanaugh is expected to push the court further to the right as he is replacing Justice Kennedy, a conservative who sometimes voted with the liberal justices on key social issues including in cases involving abortion and gay rights. Two other women also accused him of sexual misconduct.

The misconduct complaints concern Kavanaugh's answers about his work in the George W. Bush administration and his comments about Democrats using allegations of sexual assault against him, according to the Post. "That is now over", Kavanaugh said.

Susan Collins of ME was among the senators who new Justice Brett Kavanaugh singled out for "special gratitude" Monday evening during his ceremonial swearing in to the Supreme Court at the White House.