For Kavanaugh, a collegial start to U.S. Supreme Court career

For Kavanaugh, a collegial start to U.S. Supreme Court career

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

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which works on House races, said it raised $400,000 in the 30 hours after Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate two weeks ago.

Tammy Baldwin led the "messaging" effort aimed at stopping Trump's expansion of bare-bones health-insurance plans.

After Murkowski expressed her intention to vote against Kavanaugh, both Sarah Palin and Laura Ingraham dropped hints that they might challenge her when she is next up for re-election in 2022.

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. "I'm proud that she's in the Republican conference".

In a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, Roberts said he had selected the court in Colorado to "accept the transfer and to exercise the powers of a judicial council with respect to the identified complaints and any pending or new complaints relating to the same subject matter". Lisa Murkowski for voting against Brett Kavanaugh. But the Republican Party had an 80 per cent chance of retaining its majority in the Senate. Trump has said Alaskans will make her pay.

The 15 complaints, related to statements Kavanaugh made during his Senate confirmation hearings, were initially filed with the federal appeals court in Washington, where Kavanaugh served for the last 12 years before his confirmation Saturday to the Supreme Court.

Murkowski bucked her party and voted against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination.

Mocking some Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who pressed the case against Kavanaugh, Trump said: "The Democrats have become too risky to govern".

The Kentucky Republican told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that Democratic threats to investigate President Donald Trump's finances and businesses would "help the president get re-elected" in 2020. Republicans have promoted them as a low-priced option for strapped consumers after years of steadily rising premiums, which they blame on Obama's law, and GOP candidates will be happy to use Wednesday's vote to make that point.

McConnell declined to weigh in on a possible replacement except to say he or she would not be coming from the ranks of his slim 51-seat Senate majority. Dianne Feinstein, whom the president accused of leaking a private letter from Ford, the California professor who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teens.

"I think we haven't seen the meltdown that is going to happen among many elected Democrats: the charges of a rigged election, of Russian interference, that Trump did it again, anything they can come up with", Limbaugh said.

She added: "Republicans are saying, 'We want to see results in Washington".