If Collins does vote against Kavanaugh’s confirmation—something she has never done for any Supreme Court nominee during her time in the Senate, no matter the president’s party affiliation—the group will return the funds to its donors (in part because donating the funds to Collins in exchange for her vote would … [Read more...] about Group Raises Nearly $1M for Susan Collins’ Nonexistent Opponent if She Votes to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh
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But a few exchanges stood out. President Donald Trump loomed large, prompting questions about executive power and whether Kavanaugh would hold the sitting president accountable if he broke the law. An exchange about a decade-old cyberhack seemed to momentarily throw Kavanaugh off his polished game. But the federal judge was well-rehearsed. … [Read more...] about The Five Biggest Moments on Day Two of the Brett Kavanaugh Hearing
“Dr. Ford’s testimony would reflect her personal knowledge and memory of events. Nothing the FBI or any other investigator does would have any bearing on what Dr. Ford tells the committee, so there is no reason for any further delay,” Grassley said. … [Read more...] about Christine Blasey Ford Calls for FBI Probe Before Testifying About Kavanaugh
Incels, who often write about their support for sexual violence against women, seemed unbothered by Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh. A Canadian man accused of killing ten people in Toronto with a van wrote on Facebook about an “incel rebellion” before the incident, while other incels venerate Elliot Rodger, who wrote an angry manifesto about women before going on a 2014 shooting rampage. … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh Has Become a Hero to the Incel Community
So why the significant change between Gorsuch’s popularity and Kavanaugh’s? There’s a pretty simple explanation for at least some of the drop that doesn’t depend on the idea that regular folks are following confirmation hearings with a fine-tooth comb and SCOTUS blog: the president who appointed both men isn’t as popular as he was early in February 2017. On February 2, when CNN had Gorsuch at 49 percent, it had Trump’s approval rating at 44 percent. Most recently, CNN placed Trump’s approval rating at 36 percent, two points below Kavanaugh’s at 38 percent. Stands to reason that Trump’s SCOTUS selections, like so many other things in American politics, would borrow quite a bit of his public opinion assessments. … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh’s Problem Isn’t What He Said in His Hearings. It’s Trump.