Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) was celebrated Thursday by many on the right for the savagery coming out of his social media account after Democrats caved to a deal from Republicans on judicial nominees.
But Kondik also added that "it's possible by time the election comes around, the Brett Kavanaugh story won't have changed anything". Numerous nine toss-up seats were leaning Democrat. Their best weapon is to simply win a majority in the Senate in the upcoming election.
Vanita Gupta, the hard leftist who headed the Civil Rights Division under President Obama and who now heads the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, said that "turning the Senate into a rubber stamp for Trump's takeover of our courts is appalling".
Senate Republicans and Democrats agreed that Dr. Ford's testimony was credible. "We will increase our majorities".
Questions from Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's two high court picks, suggested they could vote against the Trump administration and side with a criminal defendant from Florida who is fighting an increase in his sentence from just over six years to possibly more than 15 years.
Although resistance to Kavanaugh's nomination dramatically intensified during the confirmation process as multiple came forward to accuse him of sex misconduct, Democratic Sen.
Slightly more registered voters say the Kavanaugh confirmation proceedings make them more likely to support Democrats for Congress than Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections, though a 39 percent plurality say it doesn't make a difference.More news: NASA Hubble Space Telescope grapples with new mechanical failure
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"What I think this has done for us is provide the kind of adrenaline shot that we had not been able to figure out how to achieve in any other way".
Protesters took to the streets during the Senate debate and vote, and they were cheered on by a host of Democratic senators including Elizabeth Warren of MA. Joe Fain is seeking re-election to his third term under the cloud of a sexual assault accusation.
"Women are angry. And we're starting to feel comfortable being angry".
And other Democrats warned the intensity of the protests will spill over into the November elections. Fox News says the DC Circuit did have the option of "dismissing them out of hand" if it so chose. Harris and Warren are both potential presidential contenders in 2020. While it's unclear how many of those picks McConnell plans to seek a pre-election deal on with Schumer, the Kentucky Republican has underscored that he intends to follow his victory on Kavanaugh with more judicial confirmations before the midterms. If Republicans gain two or more, they will have strengthened their control over the Senate.
"Four of the female clerks currently serving at the Supreme Court were with him at the DC Circuit, and now he's tipped the balance at the court for the first time with an all-female clerk class", she said.
Kavanaugh, 53, began work immediately after his official swearing-in on Saturday evening even as protesters stormed the front steps of the Supreme Court and pounded on the 13-ton bronze doors, furious that he had been confirmed despite a decades-old allegation of sexual assault brought by Christine Blasey Ford. Liberals are talking of ways to "eventually undo" the conservative bloc's power without waiting for a member to retire or die - there has even been talk of trying to impeach Kavanaugh.
There was a stark difference between the sexes, with 63 percent of women saying they would vote Democrat, and only 33 percent said they would vote Republican.