John McCain of Arizona, nearly every vote matters. I want you to think about that.
The potential "swing vote" - Kavanaugh. or Roberts? In a state that Mr. Trump won in 2016, Donnelly has to show he can work with Republicans.
Moreover, what happens with Kavanaugh raises the stakes for many other issues and for ME legislative and gubernatorial races. She said Kozinski fondled her in a auto after an event in the mid-1980s and invited her to go to a motel and have sex.
Republicans hold a slim, one-seat Senate majority, and a party-line vote would lead to Kavanaugh's confirmation by the narrowest of margins.
"Tonight's announcement is only a first step", Jones said in Twitter message on Tuesday.
She said despite the "Antifa-like resistance" to the nomination, Kavanaugh could have been nominated by any Republican president.
I don't view Collins and Murkowski as joined at the hip on this matter. Pennsylvania is not among the ten states with a pre-Roe abortion ban still on the books, and pro-abortion Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf has said he would veto a new ban, so there is now no abortion prohibition Zappala would be called to enforce. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) took office in 1975, but Vermont's senior senator said the stakes have never been higher than they are over President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
Woodruff followed up, "Can you guarantee Democrats, though, senator, that, if Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed, that Roe v. Wade would not be overturned?"
Kavanaugh in the past has made statements about respecting precedent that could help in winning over Murkowski and Collins. Given Kavanaugh has been a reliably conservative judge, this could be a source of friction for Manchin. That's because, he says, the Supreme Court will ultimately determine whether health insurers will be prohibited from denying insurance to hundreds of thousands of his constituents with pre-existing conditions.
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But: Heitkamp remained notably noncommittal after Trump picked Kavanaugh.
"Her example told me the importance of equality for all Americans". If they are in fact a package deal then McCain's vote is likely irrelevant: McConnell would be looking at a 48/51 vote if they walk, with no chance of victory unless he could flip at least one Democrat. Earlier this year he voted in favor of a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Primus added that with Kavanaugh in place these decisions will be "safe" from being overturned. "I will carefully review and consider the record and qualifications of Judge Brett Kavanaugh". They have included backing citizens' right to own semi-automatic rifles, delaying a teenager from getting an abortion by detaining her for being in the USA illegally and supporting a religious-liberty challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate. Plus, Kavanaugh has a conservative record on abortion, but he has also testified to the Senate in the past that he would respect Roe.
The Supreme Court has previously defined the scope of the Second Amendment in Heller v. District of Columbia and more recently McDonald v. City of Chicago, where the court ruled that the right to bear arms applies to state and local governments the same way it applies to the federal government.
Still, Paul is No. 2 on the list because he hasn't issued his support yet.
Kavanaugh, for his part, said, "I revere the [U.S.] Constitution".
Democrats are uniting behind a strategy to turn the confirmation fight into a referendum on conservatives' efforts to undo abortion access and chip away at other health care protections under the Affordable Care Act. Hearing from the state's pro-choice majority could affect her vote.
So what does this mean if the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling were to be overturned?
Muslim American civil rights groups also expressed concern that Kavanaugh's nomination will embolden the Trump administration to carry on with its hostility toward Muslims and immigrants.
Meanwhile, the special counsel Robert Mueller is in negotiations with Trump's lawyers over a request to interview the president as part of his investigation into the possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election - a standoff that could be end up before the supreme court.