Tue Oct 9, 2018 AT 12:20 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Tuesday predicted protesters opposed to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will become angrier because they “weren’t paid.”
“The paid D.C. protesters are now ready to REALLY protest because they haven’t gotten their checks – in other words, they weren’t paid! Screamers in Congress, and outside, were far too obvious — less professional than anticipated by those paying (or not paying) the bills!” Trump tweeted Tuesday.
Trump posted his tweet about an hour after former Wall Street Journal reporter Asra Nomani said on “Fox and Friends” that “people have sent me lots of messages that they’re waiting for their check.” …Reports the Washington Examiner
Thu Oct 4, 2018 AT 4:18 PM EDT
Senate Democrats up for re-election this year in deep-red states face a nightmare decision on how to handle Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Vulnerable Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia are hoping Republicans will force Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination, allowing them to avoid politically divisive votes. Kavanaugh, though, has vowed to stick it out, proclaiming at last week’s hearing he would “not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process.” All three lawmakers voted for President Donald Trump’s first Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, in 2017. The Senate is expected to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination later this week… Reports The Hill
Thu Sep 27, 2018 AT 4:06 PM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., issued a warning to Senate Democrats Thursday if Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination fails: Watch your back.
Graham told reporters during a break in the hearing for Christine Blasey Ford that Democrats “better watch out” in the future when then nominate individuals to important posts, claiming that they have established a “new standard” for nominees.
Graham alleged that Democrats intentionally withheld Ford’s accusations until late in the confirmation process in order to delay the final vote and try to keep the Supreme Court seat open until they win back the Senate majority.
“They’re publicly saying that,” he said. “I don’t want to reward that kind of behavior.”… Reports the Washington Examiner