Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska 'better than he does'

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The Congressional Review Act is a law that Republicans have used extensively since Trump came into office to overturn Obama-era regulations. Democrats point to the FBI's rather thin investigation of the charges against Kavanaugh, a process dictated by the White House.

However, "Nobody's going to beat her", McConnell said. He suggested it would be modest since Congress has already provided year-long funding for some 75% of federal operations. Tymkovich was on President Donald Trump's list of possible Supreme Court nominees.

The Kentucky Republican told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that that it would be "very, very hard to unseat the president in the primary". Jeff Flake of Arizona, are considering challenging Trump in 2020.

"I haven't criticized Dianne", McConnell said. "I'm thankful for President Trump's pick".

Kavanaugh complained of "a calculated and orchestrated political hit" by Democrats fueled by their anger over Trump's 2016 election victory, and called the conduct of some Democratic senators "an embarrassment".

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer told reporters Wednesday that the Democrats are gearing up to make a government overhaul package the first bill Democrats bring to the floor should they retake the majority. They're fuming over what they see as Democrats' defamation of an upstanding, beer-loving Christian, and promise payback come the midterm elections on 6th November. The public was not as supportive as Republicans had hoped.

"It worked exactly the opposite". "We're committed to helping the president try to get the wall funding".

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

Clinton compared the handling of Kavanaugh's confirmation to "Republican operatives shutting down the voting in 2000", the "swift-boating of John Kerry", attacks on former Arizona Sen.

If that doesn't happen, Limbaugh said that Democrats may "lose it". He says "the controversy ironically produced an adrenaline shot" among Republicans.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has declined to blame Democratic Sen. All were filed originally with Kavanaugh's old court, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the latest last Wednesday, while the battle over his confirmation was still under way.

One of the ethics complaints claims Kavanaugh lied about the sexual assault allegation against him, Buzzfeed News reported.

Ford had asked for confidentiality in a letter to Feinstein. Republican senators admit it. Feinstein has denied that she or her staff leaked the accusation. Those who believe that Supreme Court justices have way too much power can be found on both the left and the right; in fact, a 2017 Reuters/Ipsos poll found that ten-year terms for Supreme Court justices were favored by 74% of Republicans and 66% of Democrats. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted against the Democratic proposal, saying people in her high-cost state could benefit from the low-priced option.

"It was a simple fix", McConnell said.

According to the news outlet, Brett Kavanaugh's appointment of a Black woman was likely done to counter reports that he has "racist tendencies" based on his rulings that include: a dissenting ruling in favor of stop-and-frisk policing; writing about racial profiling that "the desire to remedy societal discrimination is not a compelling interest;" and he opposed affirmative action. "She's about as strong as you can possibly be in Alaska".

She added: "I do stand with women, but we need to show the evidence". Murkowski voted against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination and "present" on the final vote.

Baldwin filed the discharge petition after securing the 30 signatures from her colleagues required to force a vote on the Senate floor.