Swing-voter Rand Paul: I'll vote for Kavanaugh on Supreme Court

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Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.), one of three Democrats who supported Neil Gorsuch past year for the Supreme Court.

"After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have made a decision to support his nomination", Paul tweeted on Monday.

Manchin said earlier this month that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. can "kiss my you-know-what" if he tries to pressure the West Virginia Democrat into opposing Kavanaugh.

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Republicans have a 51-49 majority in the Senate. The senator has also asked West Virginia residents to send him questions for the meeting.

"I have been on the Committee for more than twenty years and have been involved in ten prior Supreme Court nominations", she wrote.

Paul was widely regarded as a possible "swing vote" against Trump's pick; leaving Sen. More than a decade after he served as what's been called the president's "inbox and outbox", Kavanaugh's role as White House staff secretary to President George.

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Upon reviewing Kavanaugh's other rulings, Paul apparently warmed to the judge.

That's similar to the results of the HuffPost/YouGov survey taken just after Trump's July 9 announcement of the nomination, which found Americans split on Kavanaugh ― 33 percent favored his confirmation, 31 percent were opposed and 36 percent were undecided.

EDITOR'S NOTE _ One in a series of stories examining the nomination of federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Hult said the documents could include Kavanaugh's notes and memos he wrote or commented on that went directly to the president or chief of staff, but she said it could be hard to distill Kavanaugh's own views from them.

The conservative Judicial Crisis Network has launched advertising in Alabama pressuring Jones, a Democrat in a red-leaning state, to confirm Kavanaugh, saying the vote "will show who Doug Jones really is". Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who both supported Haspel, were the others.

Even so, the surveys suggest that Kavanaugh is starting out from a less popular position than Trump's previous nominee, Neil Gorsuch, who was confirmed in 2017.

Both senators support abortion rights, and liberal advocacy groups have argued that Kavanaugh's confirmation would undermine Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision. Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., alleged at the time that Kavanaugh may have misled Congress.

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