Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska 'better than he does'

Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska 'better than he does'

In her letter nominating Dr. Ford, Jennifer Ho, a professor of English at UNC, said the former alumna's testimony "was something that was extraordinary in how ordinary it was: she told the truth about a sexual assault she experienced when she was fifteen years old at the hands of Judge Brett Kavanaugh".

Trump has spent the past few days relishing Kavanaugh's confirmation, which appeared in doubt as recently as last week after three women made sexual assault allegations against the nominee. But he didn't say that was such great news. "I think you´re going to see a lot of things happening on November 6". "We've always had that", though in general "it clearly is wider than it used to be". With courtroom security tight, there were no disruptions by protesters during the arguments, as there had been during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.

"I think that's premature", Senator Christopher A. Coons, a member of the Senate judiciary committee, said on NBC's Meet the Press. He has denied the allegations.

McConnell said he found Christine Blasey Ford's account of her sexual assault "convincing" but noted that there had been no corroboration that her assailant was Kavanaugh.

Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans are more likely to vote because of the Kavanaugh controversy, compared to 54% of Democrats and 46% of voters not affiliated with either major political party.

However, "Nobody's going to beat her", McConnell said.

Now, with Kavanaugh on the bench, Democrats seem to be the angry ones. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

He said: "Although the Senate confirmation process tested me as it has tested others, it did not change me".

Long before Trump won the 2016 election, some of his supporters began to use the chant "Lock her up!" whenever Trump or other conservatives mentioned Hillary Clinton. "But I do hope that it reminds us that we can take very small, very small steps to be gracious with one another and maybe those small, gracious steps can lead to more".

Some of Trump's allies have suggested he will replace Sessions, whom he has repeatedly criticized, after the midterm elections. Sen. But, he added, "I would think it would be very, very hard to unseat the President in a primary".

McConnell added that "this business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the victor they think it is".

Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, for her vote to block Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has no plans to oppose her if she runs for re-election in 2022. He bemoaned what he considered Democrats tying the Senate in knots with procedural votes on less controversial executive branch nominations. "But never just kind of mindless obstruction", he said.

He renewed one of his favorite nicknames, calling Sen. McConnell said that threats of violence and murder were made against senators and their staff.

On the campaign trail Trump insisted Mexico would pay for the wall.

The president was in Council Bluffs to address a crowd at the Mid-America Center as he continues his rallies in advance of the midterm elections. He has also been preparing for arguments this week.

Kavanaugh sought to play down the political maelstrom that surrounded his confirmation, and said he would serve "one nation".

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