Skip to comments.Rand Paul breaks with Republicans as he doubts Trump supreme court pick
Posted on 07/15/2018 8:12:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Breaking with many Republican colleagues, the Kentucky senator Rand Paul has revealed his concern over Donald Trumps nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the supreme court.
Paul told Fox and Friends on Sunday he was worried Kavanaugh, a judge on the DC circuit court of appeals, could cancel out supreme court justice Neil Gorsuchs vote on fourth-amendment cases and allow the federal government to collect the phone records of millions of Americans.
Kavanaughs confirmation rests on a knife edge. Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate. They need a simple majority or a tie broken by Vice-President Mike Pence to confirm Kavanaugh as Trumps second supreme court pic, after Gorsuch....
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Uh-oh. Goosebumps time again as R.P. stirs the pot before changing his mind back.
As the Sportscasters say to each other these days “Come on, Man!” Get with the program. You can continue your Palling Around with Libertarians after we get that crucial second appointment to the Supreme Court. So Chop-Chop!
Right, lets wait until another RAT or RINO President is in office and then fill all the judicial vacancies. Smart! /s
It is okay to play the point But trying to win the match will be costly for everyone.
He was seeming less like his dad’s tilting at windmills and a consensus builder — this could hurt that appeal.
Just keep in mind rand - if you reject this one the next one will be twice as conservative!
He may be right. I worry about this guy but he is our man. Beats hillary guy.
Rand is such an attention whore, and he’s probably just posturing here. But if he’s not, and he ends up joining forces with the Democrats to sink this nomination, he may as well kiss his political future goodbye. The GOP base will never forgive him.
I expected this but he’s a drama queen. he’ll cave later..
He will vote for the pick if his vote is needed.
Have one hour of hearings and vote on him this week with all republicans, then get on to the next justice.
This six months of posturing should end now
He’ll be around until 2022. No one on the bench.
what an assclown. Would he prefer Merrick Garland? STFU!
Rand gives Gowdy a run for his money in the attention whoring drama queen awards.
Of course he does, because he is Rand Paul, the gift that keeps giving and now from what I hear the Progressives are getting a foothold in his backyard.
This little preening game got old years ago.
The guy is a drama queen.
It’s just Rand being Rand. From what I can tell, Rand Paul is a good guy, and he really cares about personal freedoms. My prediction: If it comes down to his vote as being the deciding vote, Paul will vote to confirm.
Is he afraid a loving liberal is going to kick his butt again?
I’m willing to listen to what he has to say. I have an open mind when a libertarian speaks as opposed to a typical Republican in the US Senate.
No need for panic IMHO I would agree with you on that, I don’t see Rand moving off to vote NO.
I think that the President and the Senator might talk things out down the road. I would not be surprised if that happened.
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