McConnell says no GOP senator for Sessions' job

Henrietta Strickland
October 11, 2018

U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday forced a vote to support the roll back of a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rule allowing for the sale of so-called junk health-care plans that became available last week.The resolution failed to pass a floor vote, 50 to 50, with Sen. He says it would backfire and help Trump in 2020 the way President Bill Clinton's impeachment cost Republicans two decades ago.

Murkowski, who isn't up for re-election until 2022, tells reporters that her "barometer is not necessarily what the president says but what the people of Alaska say".

Trump says voters "will never forgive" Murkowski for opposing Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, and he says the senator will "never recover" politically.

Though Wake did not provide specific details about the uptick in sexual assault reports, she said Ford's testimony showed how hard it can be to report sexual misconduct.

McConnell wouldn't say whether the Senate would insist that Sessions' replacement would protect special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

Even though Kavanaugh didn't end up needing her vote to get confirmed, Murkowski riled many in her party who supported his confirmation.

Other polling shows Republican women are also enraged by the treatment of Kavanaugh and plan to turnout in November.

Murkowski got a vote of confidence Wednesday from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who told The Associated Press in an interview that "nobody's going to beat her" in Alaska.

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

The 76-year-old McConnell, who's been in the Senate since 1985 and majority leader since 2015, said he wants more women in the Senate and on the Judiciary Committee in particular.

The day before the Kavanaugh vote, it received $40,000.

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes his oath during his ceremonial public swearing-in as U.S. President Donald Trump and Kavanaugh's daughters Liza and Margaret look on in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

And while Democrats lost the vote, they hope they've gained a message that will bolster their chances of winning Senate control in next month's elections.

GOP leaders blasted the Democratic proposal in advance of the vote, saying it would take away a low-priced insurance option for families who Republicans argue were hurt by the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare.

Kavanaugh gave a forceful, emotional denial of those allegations during testimony before lawmakers that some Democrats said showed a lack of judicial temperament.

The left's use of uncorroborated sexual assault allegations to block Kavanaugh's path to the Supreme Court, Trump said, violated "every notion of fairness, decency and due process". "I'm proud she's in the Republican conference", he added. The school recently said that Kavanaugh will not be returning to teach there.

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