Supreme Court votes to support legislative budget oversight amendment

Desiree Steele
October 19, 2018

The Senate's 50-48 vote last week to approve the 53-year-old Kavanaugh's lifetime appointment was the closest on a Supreme Court justice since the 1880s, and the poll shows the public's reaction was nearly as divided.

"I don't know, '" Trump said at the event. Most notably, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee before Kavanaugh was voted in to the role, stating that she was "100 percent" certain Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her while the two were in high school.

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Ramirez stated that the nominee exposed himself to her, putting his penis near her face and ultimately forcing her to touch it without her consent during his freshman year at Yale University, at some time in the 1983-84 academic year, as reported by the New Yorker on September 23.


Democrats have distanced themselves from some of the more fiery rhetoric from their side of the aisle, including former Attorney General Eric Holder's suggestion that Democrats should "kick" back.

And they said that non-believers can also find meaning in the ritual, explaining: "Even if you don't believe in the magic of it, you're given the space and the affirmation, having your voice heard, feeling a sense of fellowship and camaraderie". There are no significant gender differences among Democrats and Republicans on the issue.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal members of Congress since the Kavanaugh controversy began, said he wants other Democrats to be forced to answer for whether they support Feinstein.

Silver's analysis treats senators Bernie Sanders and Angus King as Democrats because they caucus with that party.


Walker tweeted her confirmation of the vote and her support for the amendment.

"Professor Ford has not asked for anything of the sort", said her lawyer, Debra Katz, earlier this month.

'I am here today not because I want to be.

"I'm not going to get into it". I would say to the committee, entire Senate and all that watched the interview, lets focus on Kavanaughs demeanor during the interview rather than his sexual behavior and drinking habits.


During the Obama administration, a plan was developed calling for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to relocate its headquarters from the site of the J. Edgar Hoover Building and consolidate functions on a campus in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, but that was scrapped under the Trump administration.

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