Brett Kavanaugh's Roommate at Yale Just Slammed Republicans for How They Handled Kavanaugh's Confirmation, and People Are Cheering
As the confirmation hearing process for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee came toward its conclusion, one of Brett Kavanaugh's former Yale University roommates came forward. The roommate was Jamie Roche, CEO of a software company.
Roche stated Kavanaugh lied about his drinking habits in college. The Yale alumnus also said the FBI never contacted him for any of Kavanaugh's multiple background checks since they graduated.
After Lisa Murkowski Announced She Was Voting No on Brett Kavanaugh, Sarah Palin Just Taunted Her With a Possible Challenge for Her Seat
People were heartened Friday morning to see Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska vote No to proceed to a vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Murkowski later explained that she did not feel he was "the right man" for the court at this time.
On Friday evening, Murkowski further clarified her position before the full Senate stating:
George H. W. Bush Just Weighed In On Senator Collins' Brett Kavanaugh Decision, and People Are Not Having It
Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine shocked few—but disappointed many—when she campaigned for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, on the Senate floor Friday afternoon. Attacking some of the women who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Collins called their allegations "outlandish."
Of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Collins stated:
Senator Lisa Murkowski Just Explained Why She Voted 'No' to Proceed to a Vote on Brett Kavanaugh, and People Are Cheering
On Friday, the Senate took a procedural vote to end debate on Brett Kavanaugh—President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court—setting the stage for a final vote to confirm or deny Kavanaugh a lifetime position on the SCOTUS Saturday. The vote was 51 for and 49 against.
Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia—who seeks reelection in November—voted yes. However one Republican whose term ends in 2022 voted no.
Three of Brett Kavanaugh's Clerks Who Supported His Nomination Are Now Sounding the Alarm About the Allegations Against Him
While preparing for his confirmation process, Brett Kavanaugh—President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court—gathered endorsements from friends, colleagues and former employees.
However some of those people changed their minds after witnessing Kavanaugh's testimony or hearing the allegations against him.
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 49-43 to uphold a ruling that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) violated Senate Rule 19 in her statement opposing Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and his nomination for Attorney General. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) had rebuked Warren, saying she ran afoul of rules which prohibits senators from impugning their colleagues. (Rule 19 states that Senators may not “directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.”)
Warren's alleged impunity: Reading a letter Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote to Congress in 1986, urging the body to reject the nomination of Jeff Sessions to the US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, and saying that allowing him on the federal bench would “irreparably damage the work of my husband.”
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, was the first nominee to have a Senate hearing without completing an ethics review on how she planned to avoid conflicts of interest. DeVos, a billionaire who has donated millions to Republican candidates and holds a host of investments, including in companies that influence federal education policy, has no experience in the education sector, has never attended a public school or sent her children to public schools and has never taken out a student loan. These facts did not escape Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts).
“So you have no personal experience with college financial aid?” Warren asked.