Saturday, October 6, 2018

BREAKING: Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, ending contentious nomination fight

This day is the saddest & angriest of my time in the Senate. The Republicans have succeeded in confirming a dangerous & deeply flawed nominee only by breaking all the rules & norms. The damage done today will be enduring—to the United States Supreme Court & to our country.

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Article 3 of the Constitution says that a Supreme Court Justice shall hold office during good behavior. What this body has been unwilling to do is actually determine whether or not Judge Kavanaugh has engaged in good behavior before he is put on the court.

50 Republicans + 1 Democrats are voting for Brett Kavanaugh

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Chuck Schumer: "There's always hope that the Senate can save itself."

Opinion: Angry over Kavanaugh’s confirmation? This fight was worth having. And it continues

Perspective: "I reported my rapist today so he can’t become a Supreme Court justice later"

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It’s a WRAP...we can all thank @SenatorCollins Her speech is just for herself, to make herself feel better

The Yale classmate of Kavanaugh's who tried to deliver a memo to the FBI questioning whether Kavanaugh and/or his friends tried to conceal or discredit Ramirez says she sent 3 emails to the Judiciary's chief counsel pleading with him to speak with her.

“McGahn, according to people familiar with the conversation, told the president that... a wide-ranging inquiry like some Democrats were demanding—and Mr. Trump was suggesting—would be potentially disastrous for Judge Kavanaugh’s chances of confirmation.”

REMINDER: Brett Kavanaugh will be joining the Supreme Court at exactly the moment ExxonMobil is petitioning the court to block state investigations into the fossil fuel industry's role in climate change

Sue Collins: "I do support term limits and I have pledged that if I'm elected I will only serve two terms..."

Susan Collins just made Brett Kavanaugh a Supreme Court justice

.@LisaMurkowski says since it will not change the outcome she will vote "present" instead of "no" tomorrow as a courtesy so that her colleague @SteveGaines does not have to fly back from his daughter's wedding in Montana tomorrow

George W. Bush made calls reassuring Collins about Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh vote will drive political backlash if history is guide

Lisa Murkowski: "In my conscience — because that's how I have to vote, the end of the day, is with my conscience — I could not conclude he is the right person for the court at this time." (via CNN)

.@NBC exclusive: Kavanaugh Yale classmates ignored by the FBI speak out, reveal new text message about Kavanaugh advising alleged eyewitness before New Yorker

Statement from attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford:

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