Retired Justice Anthony Kennedy swears in Brett Kavanaugh at the Supreme Court as his wife Ashley holds the Bible. But he didn't say that was such great news. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said late last month of the allegations against Kavanaugh.
The Republican party raised a total of $5.7 million from Sept. 30 to October 5, compared to $4.38 million raised by the DCCC from the end of September to October 5, which is the day Kavanaugh secured the votes in the Senate to be confirmed. The big question, they agree, is whether conservative enthusiasm will last until November 6 or fade away, victim to the historic pattern of midterm congressional losses by the party holding the White House and the ever-changing parade of distracting controversies prevalent under Trump. Garland had been nominated to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama, but Senate Republicans never acted on the nomination. He called the dearth of women Republican candidates winning elections "a great frustration" and said those in the Senate now "just haven't been interested" in serving on the panel that confirms judges and justices.
"It's a great frustration", he said.
Democrats and Republicans alike are touting spikes in donations to their campaign committees and to the groups that support them in the wake of Kavanaugh's contentious nomination to the high court.
On the campaign trail Trump insisted Mexico would pay for the wall.
Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that President Trump's remarks at Kavanaugh's swearing-in ceremony "further undermined the image and integrity of the court".
Ford's allegations and the reported rise in sexual abuse claims come as the Trump administration is poised to release new Title IX policies concerning sexual misconduct on campus - policies that recognize the right of due process for those accused of sexual assault.
So what is it about West Virginian voters that allows them to walk a line between support for Trump and support for Manchin and how did Manchin's vote for Kavanaugh affect their view of the Senator?
Asked if he considered the crowd at Trump's rally also a mob, McConnell said: "I'm not interested in talking about tweets or what people may say at rallies".
Tammy Baldwin led the "messaging" effort aimed at stopping Trump's expansion of bare-bones health-insurance plans.
"This business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the victor they think it is", McConnell told the Associated Press.