An ABC News political analyst, Alex Castellanos, spoke on Tuesday of a possibility that Arizona Senator John McCain could resign if his vote was needed for senate confirmation proceedings for Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow a replacement to cast the decisive vote. Speaking on the confirmation process in an interview with a local Arizona radio station, Castellanos said that “there’s some word that if McCain is not able to vote and his vote is needed, he might resign and let someone appoint a senator who would support this judge.” McCain, who has been receiving treatment and rehabilitating from a diagnosis of brain cancer, has taken a seven month leave from the Senate to focus on his health, effectively leaving Republicans with a bare-bones 50-49 majority.
McCain had earlier issued a statement of support for Kavanaugh’s nomination, making it all but certain he personally would vote for the judge’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. It remains to be seen if Kavanaugh’s confirmation will be decided by one vote alone, with the possibility that Senate Democrats such as Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp could defect from the Democratic Caucus and vote to confirm Kavanaugh, thus rendering McCain’s absence irrelevant. However, if one Republican senator were to vote with the Democrats, it could create a situation where a vote from Arizona’s Senator could be necessary to achieve confirmation. Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, both known advocates of abortion rights, are possible no votes on the Supreme Court nominee.
If McCain were unable to cast a vote for Kavanaugh, his potential resignation would create a vacancy to be fulfilled by Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey, with a replacement presumably able and ready to cast a vote to push Kavanaugh’s confirmation by the Senate over the finish line.
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Prominent GOP Attorney Says Jim Jordan Accuser Admitted He Was ‘Hoping’ to Get Money
A prominent GOP attorney wrote a long defense of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on her personal Facebook page yesterday, in which she claimed that one of Jordan’s accusers has admitted to making his accusations on false pretenses.
Cleta Mitchell wrote the following:
“My friend Rep Jim Jordan is under attack by some very disreputable sources. To suggest that Rep Jordan would turn a blind eye to any injustice, wrongdoing, immoral or illegal act is absolutely laughable. Anyone who has known and worked with Jim Jordan, as I have, for nearly a decade knows that Rep Jordan never shies from a fight and that he leads the charge whenever there is a hint of something wrong – even to his own political detriment where others prefer that he remain silent, as they do. He never does.
The question I ask is why are these spurious allegations from disreputable sources being fomented against him now? Who is really behind this? It appears to me to be a concerted effort to smear one of the most honorable gentlemen ever to have served in the US House of Representatives. That is what NBC and other news outlets should be investigating…who is behind this? Can it be sources close to those in the Mueller investigation and the Department of Justice who are uncomfortable with Rep Jordan’s relentless pursuit of the truth behind what they have been doing for the past two years? That is much more likely than that these bizarre accusations are based in any facts whatsoever. We know Jim Jordan. We are only now learning about his accusers and there is something smelly about this entire episode. And yesterday, one of Jordan’s accusers admitted that they were “hoping” to get money … that’s a federal crime. Will the FBI arrest them?”
Mitchell did not specify which accuser was hoping to use the scandal for financial gain, but she is a GOP legal insider.
She confirmed her statement for Big League Politics but did not provide further details at this time.
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