Trump jokes about impeachment on the campaign trail

Grant Boone
October 11, 2018

Those latest examples follow hard on Democrats like Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) openly encouraging confrontation in public spaces with Republicans.

Murkowski already had touched upon the divisive nature of the Kavanaugh issue, saying that, "And I hope, I hope and I pray that we don't find ourselves in this situation again". Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, who became the only Republican to vote against him.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday used the bitter Senate confirmation battle for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to try to boost Republican voter enthusiasm and prevent a Democratic takeover of Congress in the November 6 elections.

"I can just see it just from traveling around the country in the last few days, traveling around Wisconsin, the Republican base is definitely animated after this", Ryan said.

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

CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic said Brett Kavanaugh would be "changing the law of the land" for the next 20 years as the newest Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. But the Republican Party had an 80 per cent chance of retaining its majority in the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "nobody's going to beat" Republican Sen.

Newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh arrived for work on Monday to a familiar sight: protesting women dressed in "Handmaid's Tale" costumes.

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Facing the prospect of a tough midterm election that could sway control of the House, McConnell warned that Democrats will pay a political price if they win and then use their majority to dig into investigating Trump next year.

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

A Democratic takeover of Congress could expose Trump to impeachment investigations and lead to multiple probes into his administration just as he prepares for his own re-election fight in 2020.

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".

McConnell says the gender gap "clearly is wider than it used to be", but says the controversy over Kavanaugh could end up helping Republicans by generating more enthusiasm among GOP voters who feel he was mistreated.

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?

He said his approval rating has nearly doubled since the Kavanaugh confirmation.

Kavanaugh has vigorously denied allegations that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they were both in high school, in addition to accusations of sexual misconduct from two others.

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