Rand Paul will support Trump’s pick Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court

Rand Paul will support Trump’s pick Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court

Rand Paul will support Trump’s pick Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court

Manchin was one of three red-state Democrats in April 2017 to vote for confirming Neil Gorsuch to the high court. Peter Doocy has the details for 'Special Report'.

Kavanaugh, who has already met with 39 Republican senators, held a two-hour meeting with Manchin on Monday. Manchin is the first Democrat Senator to meet with the judge.

"After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have chose to support his nomination", Paul said in a series of Twitter posts.

Paul said that his conversation with Kavanaugh Tuesday convinced him that he would evaluate Supreme Court cases "from a textual and originalist point of view".

Manchin says he's interested in Kavanaugh's views on the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The senator has also asked his constituents to send him questions for the meeting.

"Hanging your support on how a judicial nominee would rule on any case which may come before the Court is inappropriate", the letter said. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., met with Kavanaugh July 12. That sit-down is scheduled for August 15.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is ramping up Democrats' efforts to obtain documents involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by asking former President George W. Bush to release mountains of files from the judge's time in the White House. Of that total, $2 million has been allocated to West Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana and Alabama. All three are up for re-election in states Trump won easily in 2016.

Manchin, who could be pivotal in the confirmation vote, said the pair had a "productive meeting", but he did not hint at how he will vote. With the absence of Sen. Supreme Court - seemingly eliminating one of the Republicans most likely to join Democrats in blocking the appointment.

Republicans have a 51-49 advantage, but Republican Sen.

Meanwhile, Judge Kavanaugh's march to confirmation advanced Monday when Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announced his support.

The debate could interfere with Republicans' goal of swiftly confirming President Donald Trump's pick for the court in time for the start of the new term October 1. Two Republicans who support abortion rights - Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - say they have yet to decide how they'll vote.

Further, Murkowski and Collins support abortion rights and Kavanaugh has been seen by abortion supporters as a potential fifth vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

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