What West Virginia Swing Voters Think About Manchin's Kavanaugh Vote (HBO)

Brett Kavanaugh is sworn-in as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court on Oct. 8 2018 at the White House

Brett Kavanaugh is sworn-in as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court on Oct. 8 2018 at the White House. Brendan Smialowski—AFP Getty Images

It was clear Democrats would lose, and a real victory was never feasible since the measure would have died anyway in the Republican-run House.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the Democrats could face backlash in 2020 if they engage in "presidential harassment" after winning back the House in 2018 midterm elections.

She acknowledges that some voters are disappointed in her decision, but says that's unavoidable because Alaskans were split on whether Kavanaugh should be confirmed.

He said his approval rating has nearly doubled since the Kavanaugh confirmation.

So what is it about West Virginian voters that allows them to walk a line between support for Trump and support for Manchin and how did Manchin's vote for Kavanaugh affect their view of the Senator?

The 76-year-old McConnell, who's been in the Senate since 1985 and majority leader since 2015, said one change he's hoping to see is on the Senate's Judiciary Committee. The Kentucky Republican famously blocked President Barack Obama's election-year nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016. The policies are for people who don't get coverage at work.

"They want to turn America, these Democrats...into a giant sanctuary for criminal aliens and the MS-13 killers that we're getting out of the country by the way by the thousands", he said.

"I think it'll help the president get re-elected", he said.

A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis revealed that 71 percent of the Republican-backed "junk" plans do not cover outpatient prescription drugs, while 62 percent of these plans don't cover substance abuse treatment.

"What they did was a disgrace", he said. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., in late August introduced a disapproval resolution (S J Res 63) that would reverse the administration's rule expanding the duration of the plans, which are not required to comply with all the regulations of the 2010 health law. "It's not just impeaching Trump, it's impeaching Kavanaugh, it's unwinding the entire Trump program".

During the day's first argument, about whether the state of Florida's definition is so broad that it counts nearly every purse snatching as a violent robbery, Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked if that state went too far in defining what actually counts as a violent robbery.

The party that holds the White House typically loses seats in midterm congressional elections.

Leaders of the Republican Party of Alaska following outraged constituents are now considering whether and how to reprimand Murkowski, the Associated Press reported.

The FBI did not interview either Ford or Kavanaugh about the allegations. After years of campaigning on promises to repeal the landmark health-care legislation, a backlash threatens to sweep some Republican senators out of office in November.

Hyde-Smith's other opponent, Mississippi State Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted against the Democratic proposal, saying people in her high-cost state could benefit from the low-priced option.

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