Lisa Murkowski explains why she is voting no on Kavanaugh

Saul Bowman
October 8, 2018

Senators sat at their desks during Saturday's roll call, rising when it was their turn to vote.

The reason? By doing so, she will allow fellow Republican Sen. "And it shouldn't be good enough to satisfy the American people".

A fuming Kavanaugh strode into the same packed hearing room that afternoon and said he, too, was "100 per cent" certain the incident had not occurred. She did not say whether or not she believed if Kavanaugh considered Roe v. Wade one of those extreme circumstances.

He said Flake did the right thing, and he thinks America will understand the hesitancy after last week's emotional testimony. Previously, his experience included time as a senior associate counsel and staff secretary for President George W. Bush, as well as a Supreme Court clerk for Kennedy. "There are cases pending such as the Arlene flowers case where a florist refused to provide services for a gay couple's wedding". They said he also seemed ready to knock down President Barack Obama's health care law and to rule for Trump if federal authorities probing his 2016 campaign's connections to Russian Federation initiate legal action.

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"We have to assure the American people either that it was a fair process and that the new justice did not commit perjury, did not do these bad things, or reveal that we just don't know because the investigation was a whitewash", Nadler said.

But this has truly been the most hard evaluation of a decision that I have ever had to make, and I've made some interesting ones in my career. I went back and researched his record.

Cantwell's Republican challenger Susan Hutchison called for the Federal Bureau of Investigation report to be released to the public.

The president said at a rally in Minnesota on Thursday night that Democrats attempted to "destroy" his Supreme Court nominee and his supporters were moving up in a bid to keep Republican control of Congress in the November 6 midterm elections.

Earlier Friday night, Sen. They said he also seemed ready to rule for Trump if federal authorities probing his 2016 campaign's connections to Russian Federation try to pursue him in court. "Cause it'll only ruin your life, not theirs".

A sharply partisan battle over his nomination became an intense political drama when university professor Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were in high school in Maryland in 1982. Murkowski said she'd use an obscure procedure that lets one senator offset the absence of another without affecting the outcome.

Murray also anxious the Senate could risk sending the message that because the incident allegedly happened decades ago it excuses the attacker.

"If they wanted to talk about Brett's college background, they would've talked to Brett's college roommate and they didn't", Roche said. "Really, is that what want?"

"If young boys behave well and with respect, they have nothing to worry about", Grossi said.

The FBI conducted a similar investigation in 1991, when Anita Hill accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Ford's testimony was "sincere" and "painful", said Collins, saying that she believes she was assaulted and has been traumatized, but Kavanaugh deserves "fairness" in the face of allegations.

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