Roberts asks federal judges to handle Kavanaugh complaints

Roberts asks federal judges to handle Kavanaugh complaints

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the agreement public when he announced votes on three circuit court judges and 12 district court judges.

Just a month ago, Real Clear Politics' average of the key polls for all of the Senate seats up for election in 2018 listed 9 seats as "toss-ups" that could go either way. That's because the GOP is defending only eight Senate seats in November, only two of which are somewhat close.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent calls for incivility may come back to haunt the Democratic Party during the midterms if a new Republican ad resonates with voters.

They're accusing Democrats of condoning "mob rule" - a phrase that's popped up in GOP rhetoric since raucous demonstrators opposing Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination harangued Republicans at the Capitol last week.

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Another Republican who believes the landscape is improving for his party agrees that the House will flip because there are simply too many strong, well-funded Democratic challengers in upscale districts.

McConnell says if Democrats chose to launch investigations into Trump's tax returns or business dealings, it would "help the President get re-elected".

Trump has a busy campaign schedule to spread the word that the allegations against Kavanaugh were a "hoax that was set up by the Democrats" at what he's called a unsafe time for men who can be falsely accused. McConnell has all the leverage in the fight ― only two of his members are considered vulnerable this cycle, while Democrats count a half-dozen senators, most of whom wanted to go home and defend their seats. That led to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY making a deal with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to confirm the judges and allow for a recess, in order for candidates up for re-election to hit the campaign trail, Politico reported. The majority of Democrats align themselves with the pro-choice movement - a woman's right to govern her own body - while most Republicans see themselves as pro-life - that life starts at conception. Republicans thought they would finally overturn the law as the court had eight justices appointed by Republican presidents.

"What I think this has done for us is provide the kind of adrenaline shot that we had not been able to figure out how to achieve in any other way".

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