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Kavanaugh Opponents Play Hardball With Sen. Collins

13 September 2018

Susan Collins to oppose the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the February shooting, claimed that Kavanaugh blew him off when he approached him and tried to shake his hand. If I had known who he was, I would have shaken his hand, talked to him, and expressed my sympathy. Should Collins vote against Kavanaugh, all the money will be returned to donors. "In a split second, my security detail intervened and ushered me out of the hearing room", Kavanaugh added. Eight additional questions came from Grassley and one from Arizona Senator Jeff Flake.

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

Even if Collins has "chuckled" over the calls of Americans to vote against Kavanaugh-who is the least popular Supreme Court nominee in decades with just 38 percent of the public backing him-there is no question that Mainers protesters are making their voices heard not just in boots-on-the-ground demonstrations but also through a method elected officials generally pay attention to: financial contributions.

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Another caller left a message saying that Collins is "a feckless, feckless, feckless woman standing there letting Trump and his appointees steal the right to choose what women do with their bodies".

"After this intensive process, I have determined that I can not support this nomination".

And NBC's Kasie Hunt told "Morning Joe" Wednesday that Collins "had one 25-year-old female staffer have somebody walk up to them and say that they hope that she is raped and impregnated". His work has also appeared in Salon, Raw Story, Truthdig, National Memo, Philadelphia Weekly, Democratic Underground, L.A. Weekly, MintPress News and many other publications. Wednesday's disclosure brings the total to 75. Booker did so during the confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

The documents show Kavanaugh's involvement in Bush's nomination of Charles Pickering to an appellate court in the South amid questions about his views on race relations.

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Here are five USA senators who could either make or break Kavanaugh's nomination. "Booker violated Senate Rules by releasing Committee Confidential records through his social media accounts".

Trump unveiled Kavanaugh in July as his pick to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has often been a swing vote in landmark cases, calling him "one of the sharpest legal minds of our time" He said during his 2016 campaign that he would pick anti-abortion justices. The Senate is expected to vote on his confirmation by the end of the month. Eventually, some 267,000 pages were made public and 174,000 were held as committee confidential.

Democrats have hammered Kavanaugh over a belief that he will weaken access to health care and abortion while undoing environmental regulation. "Its members have more than enough information to consider his nomination, and we look forward to them advancing it to the full Senate".

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Kavanaugh Opponents Play Hardball With Sen. Collins