Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs Iowa

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said late last month of the allegations against Kavanaugh.

Despite the outcry from Republican voters against Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, are considering challenging Trump in 2020.

Two are known to have been filed by filed by the Democratic Coalition, a political action group, Buzzfeed reported.

Republicans counter that the blue slip process is a courtesy that is taken into account, but home-state senators shouldn't have an absolute veto over a president's picks. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)'s failed measure to thwart the executive order before November's midterm elections. "Last week, they were saying, 'We'll impeach.'".

McConnell says 'It worked exactly the opposite.

McConnell added that "this business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the victor they think it is".

The 13-point gap is almost double the seven-point advantage Democrats had in a Quinnipiac poll released October 2, before the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after a bruising partisan battle. "We've always had that", though in general "it clearly is wider than it used to be". But he says the controversy over Kavanaugh could end up helping Republicans by generating more enthusiasm among GOP voters who feel he was mistreated.

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The all-male line-up on the Republican side drew attention during the confirmation hearings for Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual misconduct in high school and college. He denied the allegations.

But according to a new survey from Rasmussen Reports, Republican voters are furious about the salacious, unfounded accusations lobbed at Kavanaugh and are more likely to vote in the upcoming midterm elections as a result.

"Seriously, Hillary?" was the reaction of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, who was seriously wounded previous year when a shooter - who was a registered Democrat - targeted a Congressional Republican baseball practice in Virginia.

Brett Kavanaugh has been scheduled to settle in to hear his first cases this week; one of which is centered on violent crimes and the other on immigration detention policies. Before Kavanaugh got a seat on the court, several polls were finding the opposite.

Ford had asked for confidentiality in a letter to Feinstein. Republican senators admit it.

"Surely, they must have a better answer than snatching away one of the remaining options that some Americans still prefer to anything Democrats have been able to come up", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said before the vote. The judiciary's rules on misconduct do not apply to Supreme Court justices. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted against the Democratic proposal, saying people in her high-cost state could benefit from the low-priced option. He also noted that McConnell "permitted her to keep her committee assignments" after she ran a write-in campaign against the more conservative GOP nominee in 2010.

"So, it will just be your bad luck if you happen to get sick and need health care on the weekend", she said. "I'm proud she's in the Republican conference", he added.

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