Susan Rice considering 2020 challenge to Collins in Maine

“I do not consent, where’s my representation”, one yelled.


Indeed, Kavanaugh’s confirmation reflects a high-water mark of the Trump presidency, before the halfway point: Republican control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, along with a firm conservative majority on the judiciary’s top court.

The Senate narrowly voted Friday to limit debate on Kavanaugh’s nomination, advancing it to Saturday’s final confirmation vote.

The exchanges came as the end of the bitter Senate battle over Kavanaugh’s confirmation became fodder for questions about political ramifications in the 2018 midterms and beyond.

Protests were organized in cities all across the country following Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the US Supreme Court Saturday, including two here in San Diego on Sunday.

“They’re going to go to the polls and vote differently”.

“The Senate’s not broken”, said McConnell.

“I told him, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.'” Wade said.

In the wake of the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, McConnell is singing another tune.

“It’s energized our base going into the election in a way we had not been able to figure out how to do prior to this”, McConnell said.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is openly expressing confidence the confirmation fight has dramatically boosted enthusiasm among his party’s base ahead of the November 6 midterm elections.

Rice, who also served as the USA ambassador to the United Nations under Obama, said she appreciated the enthusiasm about her potential run, but said people who are angry about Kavanaugh should focus on the midterm elections.

Republicans, with the exception of Sen. “It is, I have to admit, a great sense of accomplishment here”. He is up for re-election in West Virginia, a state Trump won overwhelmingly in 2016.

McConnell predicted that the House and Senate will soon wrap up talks over a bill creating a new process for congressional employees to make sexual harassment and assault allegations against lawmakers.

The outcome, telegraphed Friday when the final undeclared senators revealed their views, was devoid of the shocks that had come nearly daily since Christine Blasey Ford said last month that an inebriated Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a 1982 high school get-together.

Rice spoke at a panel during The New Yorker Festival on Sunday and said she had “to do a lot more homework” before seriously committing to a run. White House advisers and Republican senators are encouraging him to keep Kavanaugh in the spotlight in the campaign’s final weeks.

The lone Republican to oppose the nomination was Sen.

In response, Collins slammed the groups using the fundraising tactic that she said amounted to a “classic quid pro quo” and an attempt at vote-buying.

In a floor speech later on Friday, Murkowski expressed sympathy for both Ford and Kavanaugh. “She didn’t stop”, Trump said.


“Kavanaugh’s confirmation is devastating as unresolved questions remain about his human rights record, including in relation to the US government’s use of torture and other forms of ill treatment, such as during the Central Intelligence Agency detention program”, Daphne Eviatar, Amnesty International USA’s director of security with human rights, said in a statement.

Anger The claims by Christine Blasey Ford divided the US and sparked protests in her support