Rand Paul Supports Kavanaugh Despite Privacy And 4th Amendment Concerns

Charlene Craig
July 31, 2018

Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Republican strategists tell Fox News that if the West Virginia Democratic senator votes "no" on the Supreme Court nominee, he upsets voters, but if he votes 'yes, ' he upsets donors.

Manchin was one of three Democrats who voted to confirm Trump's first supreme court pick, Neil Gorsuch. Cornyn recently said to his colleagues on the Senate floor.

"The Republican majority has cast aside Democratic wishes for openness and transparency and has made a partisan request for only a small subset of Judge Kavanaugh's records", Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday morning.

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Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says Democrats ought to only request "relevant" Brett Kavanaugh records from his time in Bush White House. Democrats are seeking to postpone the debate until after the November midterms, where they hope to win control of the Senate.

Meanwhile, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote to the National Archives on Friday objecting to its decision not to release documents related to Kavanaugh's service in the Bush White House.

"Hanging your support on how a judicial nominee would rule on any case which may come before the Court is inappropriate", the letter said.

- Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 30, 2018Finally, his strong defenses of the First and Second Amendments in landmark cases show someone who isn't afraid to challenge the status quo and will fight with backbone. Now that it's clear Paul will support the judge, Republicans should have enough votes to confirm Kavanaugh without Democrat support, provided Sens. Manchin is one of just a handful of senators whose votes are seen as in play in an increasingly partisan confirmation battle.

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Kavanaugh's nomination has delighted Second Amendment advocates - and anxious gun law supporters that his ascendancy to the high court would make it harder to curb the proliferation of guns. Mr. Paul had expressed some misgivings about the judge's views on collecting metadata and other libertarian hobby-horses. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin).

Trump thanked Paul in a tweet, saying, "Your vote means a lot to me, and to everyone who loves our Country!" But that didn't stop the president from announcing his position.

"Kavanaugh's position is basically that national security trumps privacy". But Democrats have accused Republicans of improperly concealing a significant portion of his White House tenure that could provide insight into how the nominee advised Bush on several contentious issues that occurred during that administration.

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