Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
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Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh At Ceremonial Swearing

Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh At Ceremonial Swearing

In an interview with The Associated Press, McConnell disputed President Donald Trump's prediction that Alaskans "will never forgive" Murkowski and that she'll "never recover" politically after bucking her party on Kavanaugh. "We're committed to helping the president try to get the wall funding". But he says the controversy over Kavanaugh could end up helping Republicans by generating more enthusiasm among GOP voters who feel he was mistreated.

Two other women also accused Justice Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct dating to the 1980s. He denied the allegations. But there's reason to believe that the Kavanaugh fight has helped Republicans "nationalize" some key races in deep-red territory: In recent weeks, Kevin Cramer has taken a commanding lead over Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota (as the congressman has steadfastly supported Kavanaugh in needlessly misogynistic terms), while Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has pulled ahead of former Democratic governor Phil Bredesen in Tennessee.

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

Yet Murkowski, ever the ally of the Left, wavered and voted with the Democrats to stop Kavanaugh's confirmation from going forward.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has declined to blame Democratic Sen.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) said its National Sexual Assault Hotline had a 338 percent increase in traffic between Thursday, September 27 - the day Ford testified regarding her allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh - and the following Sunday.

"If an opening comes in the previous year of President Trump's term, and the primary process has started, we'll wait until the next election", Graham said in remarks at the Atlantic Festival last week.

Ford had asked for confidentiality in a letter to Feinstein.

But this time, the staple of Trump's 2016 campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton had a new target: California Senator Dianne Feinstein. Still, the Kentucky Republican says the disclosure was "clearly an example of others using" Ford. He had denied her allegation.

Kavanaugh posed questions to lawyers in both cases before the court, his first one coming about 20 minutes into the arguments.

McConnell said he doesn't agree and pointed to the fact that Murkowski had won re-election as a write-in candidate in 2010. No", she added. "You gather your strength and you take it to where it has to go, and you will make people uncomfortable.

"Thank you for USMCA and Mr. President thank you for the year-round E15, our farmers thank you, our Iowans thank you", Reynolds told the crowd during her remarks.

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.

Though Wake did not provide specific details about the uptick in sexual assault reports, she said Ford's testimony showed how hard it can be to report sexual misconduct.

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