After some vacillating on whether he would support President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, in true Rand Paul (R-KY) form, the senator announced Monday that he would support the conservative judge's nomination. Now that it's clear Paul will support the judge, Republicans should have enough votes to confirm Kavanaugh without Democrat support, provided Sens.
If confirmed, Kavanaugh would replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring at the end of the month.
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Paul's initial concerns over Kavanaugh involved the judge's record on privacy.
Schumer, who has pledged to oppose the nomination "with everything I have", acknowledged the difference of opinion on the nomination in the letter, but said Bush should still support a full view of Kavanaugh's records. United States, which broadly limited law enforcement's ability to monitor individuals using cell phone data without a warrant, as a "new precedent" leaving him hopeful that "Judge Kavanaugh will be more open to a Fourth Amendment that protects digital records and property". And on Friday, after negotiations with Democrats failed to produce a consensus on what documents should be sought ahead of a hearing on Kavanaugh's nomination, Grassley went ahead with a request to the Bush library for documents related to his work for the White House. It would force vulnerable Democrats to stay in Washington where their vote on Kavanaugh will be scrutinized, instead of campaigning in their home districts, which may be why they're fighting the idea so adamantly. "Manchin making a craven political calculation once the outcome has already been decided", Morrisey said.
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It is highly unusual, if not unprecedented, for lawmakers to demand documents that are part of an ongoing criminal investigation. Meadows said after that meeting that there was still "frustration" with how the department has handled the oversight requests.
With Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., absent due to his health, Republicans need every member of the slim 51-49 majority to confirm Kavanaugh.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavnaugh arriving for his meeting with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who voted to confirm Gorsuch a year ago, also are being watched closely. The wrath of the Democratic left in November might be less severe if Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation is assured before North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp and Indiana's Joe Donnelly let the voters in on their decision. However, I'd say that, barring the discovery of something adverse and major in Kavanaugh's past, his chances of winning 50 Republican votes are good.
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The dispute has become a focal point in the confirmation process, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer accusing Republicans of "hiding" something in Kavanaugh's record.