Sen. King says he'll vote no on Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Sen. King says he'll vote no on Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Sen. King says he'll vote no on Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Susan Collins to oppose the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh - who gave written responses on Wednesday to more than 1,000 "Questions for the Record" - said he "unfortunately did not realize" who Guttenberg was.

"It had been a chaotic morning with a large number of protestors in the hearing room", Kavanaugh explained.

Guttenberg extended his hand to Kavanaugh last Tuesday, introducing himself and saying, "My daughter was killed in Parkland". When I turned and did not recognize the man, I assumed he was a protestor. The Maine senator has faced increasing threats as she continues her vetting process to decide if she will support Kavanaugh. If I had known who he was, I would have shaken his hand, talked to him, and expressed my sympathy. "In a split second, my security detail intervened and ushered me out of the hearing room". Eight additional questions came from Grassley and one from Arizona Senator Jeff Flake.

Last month, progressive activist Ady Barkan pledged to make a $1.3 million donation to Sen.

"Your card will only be charged if Collins votes for Kavanaugh's confirmation, " the listing noted. "Kavanaugh can not be nominated - he would mean bankruptcy and danger for millions of families in ME and America". She already backed Kavanaugh once, when he was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals by George W. Bush in 2006, and she has been sending strong signals that she will back him again this time around. Although the Maine Senator has a very conservative voting record, she occasionally breaks ranks with her party-for example, Collins voted again impeaching Bill Clinton during his Senate trial in early 1999 and helped sink the American Health Care Act a year ago. Wednesday's disclosure brings the total to 75. "Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings absolutely bring abortion and reproductive rights as a top midterm election issue, in a way it might not have been otherwise".

Democrats and liberal advocacy groups contend that Kavanaugh's confirmation would cement a right-leaning court for a generation. Kavanaugh had indicated he was not substantially involved in the nomination. The conservative group Judicial Watch wants an investigation.

"Senator Booker, in an absurd invocation of 'Spartacus, ' explicitly invited his expulsion from the Senate in his egregious violation of the rules and contempt for the rule of law and the Constitution", said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch.

Trump unveiled Kavanaugh in July as his pick to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has often been a swing vote in landmark cases, calling him "one of the sharpest legal minds of our time" He said during his 2016 campaign that he would pick anti-abortion justices. A vote is expected later this month.

Some of the documents Mr. Booker first released last week were actually cleared by the committee, but others were classified as confidential.

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