‘Pretending they’re enslaved’: Kavanaugh protesters outside Supreme Court mocked on Twitter

Henrietta Brewer
October 11, 2018

But he says the controversy over Kavanaugh could end up helping Republicans by generating more enthusiasm among GOP voters who feel he was mistreated. Murkowski is brushing back against President Donald Trump, saying she knows her state's political terrain "better than he does". The big question, they agree, is whether conservative enthusiasm will last until November 6 or fade away, victim to the historic pattern of midterm congressional losses by the party holding the White House and the ever-changing parade of distracting controversies prevalent under Trump.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was questioned Wednesday about President Trump's comments that Alaskans "will never forgive" Sen. He was confirmed 50-48 Saturday and sworn in later that day, following an Federal Bureau of Investigation review of the allegations.

Trump appeared to be in a good mood, fresh off the confirmation of Kavanaugh, but his lightheartedness turned darker when he spoke of Democrats and the stakes of the election.

Both Kavanaugh and Ford testified before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

He won confirmation Saturday on a 50-48 vote, surmounting near-total opposition from Democrats, who complained about his 12 years as a judge and cited uncorroborated allegations of sexual assault from Justice Kavanaugh's high school days.

The president and his fellow Republicans are hoping the confirmation of the 53-year-old conservative jurist will energize their supporters in the midterm voting when political control of Congress is at stake.

Those latest examples follow hard on Democrats like Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) openly encouraging confrontation in public spaces with Republicans.

In recent weeks and months, some Democrats have promised to use any congressional influence they have to investigate Trump, his businesses, his finances, and even his most recent Supreme Court appointee.

"When you're dealing with an ideological party that is driven by the lust for power, that is funded by corporate interests who want a government that does its bidding, you can be civil but you can't overcome what they intend to do unless you win elections", she told Amanpour. Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that President Trump's remarks at Kavanaugh's swearing-in ceremony "further undermined the image and integrity of the court".

Feinstein has denied leaking Ford's letter. Murkowski voted against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination and "present" on the final vote.

"So, it will just be your bad luck if you happen to get sick and need health care on the weekend", she said.

"I don't see how it could be much wider than it already was", he said.

The Kentucky Republican said he was speaking from experience.

Baldwin filed the discharge petition after securing the 30 signatures from her colleagues required to force a vote on the Senate floor.

After the allegations against Kavanaugh were scrutinized, principled Americans saw that it was wrong to presume Kavanaugh guilty without evidence and permit the Democrats to assassinate his character.

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