Trump warns that Murkowski 'will never recover' for opposing Kavanaugh

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By Friday afternoon, the sole remaining undeclared senator was Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., heads to the Senate floor for the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, Oct. 6, 2018.

White House Down actor James Woods, a Republican known for sharing his right-wing views and staunch support of Donald Trump online, returned to Twitter after being locked out of his account by the social media company for refusing to delete a tweet it had flagged.

Confirmation would hand Trump a clear victory and tip the balance on the court to a 5-4 majority in favor of conservatives in possible legal battles ahead over contentious issues such as abortion rights, immigration, and Trump's attempt to ban transgender people from the USA military.

"Millions of Americans, millions of women are watching us today", said New York Sen.

President Donald Trump said Friday he is "very proud" that the Senate has cleared the way to hold a vote on Kavanaugh.

Trump responded: "Well, there were a lot of things happening that weren't correct, they weren't true and there were a lot of things that were left unsaid". Ford's legal team complained several witnesses that could help corroborate her account were not contacted.

While acknowledging that Blasey Ford's testimony was "sincere, painful and compelling", Collins added: "We will be ill-served in the long run if we abandon the presumption of innocence and fairness". "We must always remember that it is when passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy". Prominent protesters, including Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski, were arrested with almost 300 others last week on Capitol Hill. A total of 164 people were arrested in the protests, U.S. Capitol Police said.

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Powers adds that this new deal is positive because it allows fruit growers to continue producing the same amount of produce. He has repeated the complaint often since, threatening to punish Canada with devastating automobile duties.

Murkowski concluded that Kavanaugh would not be a threat to protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions or to Alaska Natives, she said in her speech on the Senate floor Friday night.

Her hearing sparked a supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into his background, which created a week long delay of the vote. White House officials have said Kavanaugh would be sworn in swiftly.

Democrats had never been particularly happy with Kavanaugh, who was a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Outside, protesters shouted "shame on you" as Manchin spoke to reporters about his decision.

Three female GOP senators - Jodi Ernst of Iowa, West Virginia's Shelley Moore Capito and Cindy Hyde-Smith of MS, sat directly behind Collins as she spoke.

Kavanaugh's nomination seals a conservative majority on the nine-seat high court, possibly for decades to come. A few Democrats sat stone-faced nearby. She voted "present", balancing out Daines' absence.

The only party dissenters were Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, who had meant to vote no, and Democrat Joe Manchin, who voted yes.

"I think that the way Kavanaugh behaved during the Senate hearing was very unbecoming of a Supreme Court justice, and I don't think he's the right person to have his fingerprint on our history. And that is hard".

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In case there were any doubt, it doesn't sound like Susan Collins can count on Stephen King's vote the next time she's up for re-election. The disruptions continued periodically throughout the roll call. The two-vote margin is one of the narrowest ever for a Supreme Court nominee.

Some screams could be heard in the gallery ahead of the vote, with Vice President Mike Pence calling for order to be restored. Kavanaugh denied any wrongdoing. But Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY forecast gains for his party instead. That reflected Democrats' lasting umbrage over Republicans' 2016 refusal to even consider Merrick Garland, President Obama's nominee to replace the late Antonin Scalia.

Repeatedly during the Senate debate, Republicans accused Democrats of staging a "smear" campaign against Kavanaugh to prevent a conservative becoming a Supreme Court justice.

"Women were outraged at what happened to Brett Kavanaugh, outraged", Trump said.

Kavanaugh's nomination became an intense personal and political drama when university professor Christine Blasey Ford accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were high school students in a wealthy suburb of Washington in 1982.

Two other women also made accusations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh in the 1980s.

The same poll shows that Republicans closed a 10-point enthusiasm deficit with Democrats from July down to just two points.

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He'll be opposed by Kyle Freeland of the Rockies, who is 17-7 with a 2.85 ERA, but he will be making his first playoff start. A Cubs team that preaches a positive one-day-at-a-time attitude only has one more guaranteed game left this year.

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