Lisa Murkowski explains why she is voting no on Kavanaugh

Dori's listeners weigh in on Kavanaugh confirmation

Dori's listeners weigh in on Kavanaugh confirmation

Reprinted from Baptist Press (www.baptistpress.com), news service of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Republicans need every vote they can get, so the Manchin yes to advance to a vote has some Democrats and Republicans on high alert, especially as a result of the Murkowski defection from how her fellow Republicans went.

During the Senate Judiciary Committee vote to move Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate last week, Sen.

"I have reservations about this vote given the serious accusations against Judge Kavanaugh and the temperament he displayed in the hearings". Frank Murkowski, a former two-term senator who was elected governor of Alaska, served one term before Palin defeated him in the Republican gubernatorial primary.

Senator Manchin, the only Democrat to support Kavanaugh, made the announcement soon on the Senate floor. McConnell asked senators to put principles before politics and vote to confirm Kavanaugh.

Collins' dramatic decision, laid out in a almost 45-minute speech on the Senate floor Friday, pushed Republicans over the edge and became a turning point for Kavanaugh. It is also unclear how Sen.

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Mourinho claimed on Monday that some members of his squad "care more" than others but refused to reveal who he was speaking about. "I see so-so but in the little two sessions of training we had [since Saturday] everything was normal, desire to work and play".

Senators are reviewing the confidential and highly anticipated Federal Bureau of Investigation report, but the general feeling is that the report provided little information that would change any votes.

On Friday morning, the GOP-led Senate paved the way for a final decision on Kavanaugh's confirmation by agreeing 51-49 to end debate on President Trump's controversial nominee, who had been accused of repeated sexual assault as a teen, and hold a floor vote.

Advisers and Senate leaders had urged Trump not to attack Ford publicly, anxious such a move would anger on-the-fence senators.

Grassley later returned to the reporters to clarify his remarks, adding that it was also hard to recruit male senators. That fury was reflected openly by thousands of boisterous anti-Kavanaugh demonstrators who bounced around the Capitol complex for days, confronting senators in office buildings and even reportedly near their homes. Democrats were unconvinced by the bureau's findings, saying it was an incomplete investigation because several witnesses offered by Kavanaugh's accusers, among others, were not pursued. "Why couldn't he just say, 'Yeah, I did party and I was drunk, that was when I was 17, and I'm not that way now?' ..." "I spent 22 years working with students in youth ministry, and I met lots of families who have had lots of pain in their life. If he's not confirmed, then that sets back the #MeToo movement, because now it's going to be a political weapon, and it's not going to be taken seriously", he said.

The UK law professors who signed the letter believe that the letter is not partisan or contentious in nature. "This is a case [in which] we have to be able to deal with the facts". Two other women later made differing accusations against the nominee. Kavanaugh has denied all the charges. Trump nominated him to replace Anthony Kennedy, often a swing vote between factions on the bench.

Reaction against Collins's decision to support Kavanaugh was swift. Kavanaugh's record as an appellate judge has received favorable reviews from almost all pro-life and religious freedom advocates.

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