McConnell to AP: Gender gap hurts GOP but Kavanaugh helps

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has said he's starting his role without bitterness following his bruising confirmation process.

McConnell described demonstrators "literally storming the steps" of the Capitol, and pointedly noted that these activities followed last year's shooting of GOP lawmakers at a morning baseball practice.

Kavanaugh's first day on the court was yesterday, when he began hearing arguments in Stokeling v.

He emphatically denied the allegations. Kavanaugh officially became a member of the high court Saturday.

"It's turned our base on fire", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

But Republican Sen. Richard Shelby said that health care may not be as much of a victor as Democrats think, noting that some Senate races have begun trending in the GOP's direction since the Kavanaugh fight.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh (L) hugs his wife Ashley after the ceremony.

The same question faces the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct after the White House successfully argued that the Kavanaugh allegations should not be conflated with the rest of the movement.

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The letter from Roberts does not mention Kavanaugh by name. Next to Arizona, which Democrats appear to be losing, Nevada could still offer a pickup opportunity for Dems to offset a loss in somewhere like North Dakota or Montana.

The Democratic candidate 45 percent.

The Republican president condemned Democratic calls to impeach the judge as an "insult to the American public".

Pedersen agrees with Fitzgibbon that the attention on the congressional races will have an impact on turnout, and could be a factor in races like the 47th, which overlaps with the 8th Congressional District race between Republican Dino Rossi and Democrat Kim Schrier and where incumbent Republican state Sen. Heidi Heitkamp defied her state's support for Trump and voted against Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley says that if he's still chairman in 2020, the Senate will not move to fill any potential vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. "Without hesitation", Heitkamp told reporters, she believed Ford. A recent Fox News poll has Heitkamp trailing her Republican challenger, Rep. Kevin Cramer, by 12 points.

Earlier this month, the New York Times reported that the Trump family had reduced its tax burden by placing real estate assets in a family trust - again, a legal and common form of estate planning among the wealthy.

"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologise to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the bad pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", Trump said at the start of a ceremonial swearing-in in the East Room of the White House on Monday. "We do have an affordability problem", Collins said Wednesday, "but I don't think the answer is to wipe out consumer protections for people with pre-existing conditions".

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