Kavanaugh Opponents Play Hardball With Sen. Collins

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The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed its vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh until next week, as the deeply bitter fight over his confirmation intensified and a handful of moderate senators continued to deliberate privately over whether to support him.

Kavanaugh wrote that he assumed the man who approached him "and touched my arm" during a break at the Senate Judiciary Committee proceedings had been one of the many protesters in the hearing room. Additional coverage comes from Paulina Dedaj at Fox News, Seung Min Kim for The Washington Post, Lisa Mascaro at the Associated Press, and Ariane de Vogue and Phil Mattingly at CNN, who report that "Kavanaugh said he would have shaken hands and spoken with the father of a Parkland school shooting victim last week had he realized who he was".

"I spent an hour today going through the committee's sensitive documents at the Judiciary Committee that have not yet been released". "Mr. Guttenberg has suffered an incalculable loss". Amy Klobuchar motioned to subpoena the 100,000 documents withheld by the Trump White House relating to Kavanaugh's records from the Bush White House on the basis of presidential privilege. If she votes no, the money will never be withdrawn from donors.

Kavanaugh also addressed how he racked up thousands of dollars in credit card debt buying season tickets to the Washington Nationals games - saying he's a sports fan and usually splits the tickets with friends.


Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) took to Twitter to call on Democrats to condemn "attempts to bribe" Sen.

"By publicly releasing Committee Confidential records, Sen".

Under questioning last week, Kavanaugh clarified that while he may have attended meetings and hearing prep sessions, he wasn't the primary White House official assigned to Pryor.

Booker "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 Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.


The ads will appear online and on TV starting Wednesday, featuring ME women expressing concern about Collins's potential vote for Kavanaugh. It was one of several hot-button topics on which he declined to comment because he said he did not want to compromise his judicial independence on a case that could come before him in court. Since pretty much every other Republican is guaranteed to vote to confirm Kavanaugh, Collins' and Murkowski's constituents have been putting extreme pressure on them to vote no.

Blumenthal argued that there's an "even more urgent and pressing duty to get those documents and having witnesses to enable us to evaluate serious concerns raised as a result of evasive and seemingly misleading answers given to us at the hearing".

Democrats have hammered Kavanaugh over a belief that he will weaken access to health care and abortion while undoing environmental regulation.

Here are five US senators who could either make or break Kavanaugh's nomination.


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