Last month activist Ady Barkan set up a CrowdPac campaign to raise money that will be donated to the future opponent of Maine's Republican Senator Susan Collins, if and only if she chooses to vote to confirm Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He says if he had known who Guttenberg was, "I would have shaken his hand, talked to him, and expressed my sympathy".
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's marathon testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week does not appear to have changed the basic math that continues to favor the eventual confirmation of President Donald Trump's pick for the country's highest court. "Mr. Guttenberg has suffered an incalculable loss". Should Collins vote against Kavanaugh, all the money will be returned to donors.
Kavanaugh's security detail ushered him out in a "split second", according to the judge's response to a written question from Sen. Should all 49 members of the Democratic caucus march in lock step against Kavanaugh's nomination, the Republicans won't be able to lose more than one GOP vote, making Collins-a so-called moderate who had claimed to hold pro-choice views despite voting for numerous anti-choice judges-a crucial target for Kavanaugh opponents.
The questions, mostly from Democrats, deal with abortion, executive power and personal finances - including how much he spends on tickets to see Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals.
A number of Collins' Republican colleagues in the Senate stepped up to her defense on Wednesday, including Republican Sens.
Booker is being criticized for releasing the documents, which the Judiciary Committee is holding on a confidential basis that makes them accessible only to senators.
Kavanaugh's nomination is likely to receive a favorable vote from all 11 Republicans on the panel, however, despite raucous confirmation hearings last week in which Democrats attempted to postpone the proceedings because of insufficient documents from Kavanaugh's time as a George W. Bush administration official.
"By publicly releasing Committee Confidential records, Sen".
Collins insisted that "this effort will not influence my vote at all". It was one of several hot-button topics on which he declined to comment because he said he did not want to compromise his judicial independence on a case that could come before him in court.
Democratic senators and others working to defeat Kavanaugh's confirmation believe he significantly misled the Judiciary Committee more than a decade ago on his involvement in controversial Bush-era programs and judicial confirmations.
Blumenthal argued that there's an "even more urgent and pressing duty to get those documents and having witnesses to enable us to evaluate serious concerns raised as a result of evasive and seemingly misleading answers given to us at the hearing". Kavanaugh is committed to ending healthcare for people with pre-existing conditions.
The Boston Globe said in an editorial yesterday: "Kavanaugh's obvious hostility to abortion rights is alarming".