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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Prosecuting a Sitting President The one hypothetical question that Kavanaugh entertained during the hearing came from Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), a relatively outspoken critic of Trump, on the subject of whether a sitting president can be prosecuted for a crime. It was a clear reference to the question over whether Trump can be indicted as part of the Russia investigation, a debate that has made its way to the highest level of Trump’s legal team. … [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
As part of their long-shot fight to deny Brett Kavanaugh a pivotal seat on the Supreme Court, his progressive opponents are pointing out that he is one of the least popular SCOTUS nominees ever. A new survey from CNN shows 38 percent of respondents favoring his confirmation, 39 percent opposing it, and 23 percent with no opinion. That makes him less popular not only than pre-Trump SCOTUS nominees from both parties, but than Neil Gorsuch, who had a 49/36 ratio favoring his confirmation at an equivalent point in early 2017. … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh’s Problem Isn’t What He Said in His Hearings. It’s Trump.