McConnell Warns Of 'Scary Prospect' If GOP Loses Senate Control In Midterms

Phillip Cunningham
October 12, 2018

Tagliarina says the past few weeks have also fired up the Republican base, "There is some evidence that the Republicans, who have been facing basically an energy gap who hadn't been as motivated as the Democrats, have seen the fight over confirming Kavanaugh as motivation, something that they have been lacking leading up to the midterms".

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is diving into his new job, asking a handful of questions in the first arguments of the day. At that point, RCP gave Democrats 44 seats that were either safe or not up and Republicans 47 seats.

"We know passions are high in this country but when you have leaders for the Democratic Party escalating that, it is going to lead to something risky", RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. If anything, most Americans were unsure how to feel about the situation and were skeptical of the intentions of both sides. They haven't seen enough. "I think he's doing the best he can". Numerous most religious Americans, particularly Republicans, believe there are threats to religion, or at least threats to the Christian religion.

According to FiveThirtyEight's polling tracker for the midterm elections, Democrats lead Republicans by an average of 49.3 percent to 41.3 percent.

The GOP message on health care has also shifted.

Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48 Saturday after a bitter Senate battle. Numerous nine toss-up seats were leaning Democrat.

Last month, Republican leaders in the House called for Rep. Matt Manweller to resign after The Northwest News Network reported that a former Idaho high school student of Manweller's said she had a sexual relationship with him in the 1990s, when she was 17.

"He's arguably the most popular politician in South Carolina", McConnell said.

Donald Trump, however, was adamant in his support to Kavanaugh and spewed vitriol on his critics even after he got his way.


So far, Republicans have shown no signs of abandoning that focus.

During his multi-minute tirade, while questioning Justice Kavanaugh, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) addressed Democrats and said, "You want this seat [on the Supreme Court]?"

As of Wednesday morning, Bay County, which includes Panama City, close to where Michael made landfall, had received 133 Republican ballots, 83 from Democrats, 39 from unaffiliated voters and one from a third-party voter. At the same time, we can not ignore the fact that many individuals lack an affordable health insurance option. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii. Trump drew fresh ire last week when he ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford, the first of Kavanaugh's three women accusers. They cite numerous comments about Mexicans, Muslims, African countries.

For his part, McConnell's twitter trolled the opposition after the deal was announced. They've aimed it in recent days at Sen. Most of the public is at least "somewhat worried" about young men being falsely accused of sexual assault.

Joan McCarter, a writer for Daily Kos, an activist liberal blog, argued that Democrats should stay in Washington to drag out consideration of the nominees while colleagues in tough races go home to campaign. Kavanaugh denied the incident took place. "And the 'they" were the witnesses that she said were there.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., arrives before a vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill, Oct. 5, 2018 in Washington.

Much of the back-and-forth is really about what role, if any, the nasty talk plays in real-life violence.

He also criticized former Attorney General Eric Holder. His strongly approve v. strongly disapprove measurement is now down to -1 - 38 percent to 39 percent - and these represent his best polling numbers since March of a year ago.

Gunman James Hodgkinson, killed at the scene by officers, was infuriated by Trump's election.

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