Senator Steve Daines is going to be at his daughter’s wedding in Montana on Saturday, instead of voting in any potential Saturday vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation.
Democrats and their sympathizers are seizing on this news to suggest that Mitch McConnell will now lose his Saturday confirmation vote, or — more likely — Mitch will just have to push the vote back to next week.
On the eve of the procedural vote on Friday morning, tensions are high.
The absence of the senator – expected to support the embattled nominee’s confirmation – throws a wrench into the works as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., aims to push through Kavanaugh’s nomination to the high court.
The decision means McConnell would need to obtain all of his available 50 Republican senators to vote for the judge. It would also push Vice President Mike Pence out of the mix, as 99 senators would be voting and Pence can only settle things in the event of a tie. Under the new precedent established during Nuclear Option II on Supreme Court nominees, the Senate simply needs a “majority” of those “voting.”
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Democrat North Dakota senator Heidi Heitkamp will be voting NO on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, keeping the vote in the Senate close.
Focus turns to West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin, who is being pressured in his home state to vote for Trump’s pick. Republicans hold a 51-49 majority, but that includes RINO senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Jeff Flake.
If Manchin goes YES, then all three RINO’s — Flake, Collins, and Murkowski — would have to vote NO in order to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination by preventing a Mike Pence tiebreaker vote. If Manchin votes no, then only two out of the three RINO’s would have to vote NO in order to sink Kavanaugh.
Republican insurgent Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is running against Heitkamp in November, is seizing the opportunity to criticize his incumbent rival.
“A spokeswoman for Heitkamp’s campaign confirmed the embattled senator’s position on the high court nominee in a phone call with CNBC. Heitkamp first announced her position on the vote in an interview with local media outlet WDAY on Thursday.
In a statement released shortly after, Heitkamp said, “After doing my due diligence and now that the record is apparently closed, I will vote against his confirmation.”
Heitkamp, who had voted for Trump’s prior Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, also lashed out at lawmakers for their handling of Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“Both sides horribly handled the process around this nomination,” Heitkamp said. “We must learn from these mistakes.”
Heitkamp, facing re-election in a state President Donald Trump won by nearly 40 percentage points in 2016, is considered the most endangered Democrat in the Senate. She supported Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s first Supreme Court pick, last year.
Heitkamp faces a difficult path to re-election against Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, who along with national Republican groups had hammered the Democrat over her indecision on Kavanaugh. Two recent polls showed a double digit lead for the GOP representative.
Cramer,in a statement given first to CNBC, said: “I’m deeply disappointed with Senator Heitkamp’s decision to vote no on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Clearly, she has decided to vote with Chuck Schumer, and not the people of North Dakota.”
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Charles Koch is turning his back on the Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota, continuing his covert agitation against President Donald Trump and his policy allies.
Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota is in the crosshairs for Koch, who is going after Republicans on the issue of “trade.” The Kochs are clearly hoping that his Democrat opponent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp wins and holds a seat up north for Chuck Schumer.
“He’s inconsistent across the board on these issues and that makes it hard to support him,” Americans For Prosperity president Tim Phillips stated.
“He’s not leading on the issues where this country needs leadership right now, issues like spending … or trade,” said Phillips.
“We can’t support him at this time and we’ve met with his team, explained this and lobbied them on this.”
The globalist Koch Brothers benefit in their business activities from a “free trade” agenda, and they refuse to acknowledge that other countries have been ripping off the United States for decades.
President Donald Trump recently used the threat of steel and aluminum tariffs to gain major concessions from the European Union, with the EU agreeing to buy massive amounts of American soy beans and other produce.
Trump also provided $12 billion in relief to farmers to defend against any retaliatory tariffs by other countries.
The Koch Brothers are disingenuously claiming that they are targeting Republicans who voted for the $1.3 trillion omnibus. That’s all a bunch of nonsense, because it was Paul Ryan and his cronies who snuck the omnibus through last time without allowing anyone to read it. Paul Ryan is a staunch Koch Brothers stooge, and the supposed budget wonk has done absolutely nothing as Speaker of the House to stop the federal government’s pattern of runaway spending.
The 2012 Will Ferrell movie “The Campaign” depicted the globalist “Macht Brothers” trying to import Chinese workers into the United States to staff a Chinese manufacturing plant in North Carolina.
Michael Moore: White Texans Don’t Deserve COVID-19 Vaccine
This is medical racism.
Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore called for the COVID-19 vaccine to be reserved for Texans who aren’t white in a tweet thread slamming Texas’ decision to rescind its mask mandate, at first stating that Texans didn’t deserve the coronavirus vaccine because of the state’s refusal to implement mask restrictions permanently.
Texas – we hear you. You didn’t want to be part of our electrical grid. And now you’ve removed your mask mandate & are allowing large crowds to gather. We hear you! COVID is a hoax! So u don’t need our precious vaccine. We’ll send it to ppl who are saving lives by wearing masks.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) March 3, 2021
After some Democrats criticized Moore’s embrace of a medical embargo on Texas, the hateful filmmaker clarified his proposal. Moore said that the poor and members of non-white groups should be vaccinated, with most White Texans seemingly banned from receiving the vaccine.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) March 3, 2021
The anti-white racist only reveals his own ignorance. Texas Governor Greg Abbott cited the coronavirus vaccine expressly as a cause to roll back COVID-19 restrictions, with the vaccine more effectively enabling individuals to reintegrate into social society. Mississippi followed the Lone Star State in terminating its mask mandate on Tuesday, and several other red states are moving to finally take statewide mask mandates out of the picture in addition to reopening schools.
Moore’s proposal for racial restriction of President Trump’s COVID-19 vaccine also amounts to a medical crime against humanity, practiced by totalitarian regimes throughout history in times of disease. During the Medieval Black Plague, Jews and other minority groups were at times blamed for the disease, in roughly analogous fashion to Moore’s libelous remarks.
If Moore is so worried about the impacts of Texas’ measured COVID-19 policy on public health, maybe he should take a look in the mirror. Obesity is estimated to be among the most harmful and costly threats to public health in America, with the most overweight at severe risk of incurring a serious case of COVID-19.
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