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Randís Reveal: Paul Just Announced His Decision On The Kavanaugh Confirmation
The Daily Caller ^ | 07/30/2018 | Kevin Daley

Posted on 07/30/2018 12:40:15 PM PDT by detective

GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky will support Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, despite early misgivings about his nomination.

The senator’s support, initially in doubt, staves off a fatal defection that could have proved disastrous to Kavanaugh’s confirmation prospects.

In a lengthy tweet thread posted Monday morning, Paul said he was satisfied with Kavanaugh’s legal writings in a range of areas, despite his concerns about the judge’s views on the National Security Agency’s (NSA) metadata collection program. The senator specifically identified the First and Second Amendments, separation of powers, property rights, and agency law as topics on which Kavanaugh “will carefully adhere to the Constitution and will take his job to protect individual liberty seriously.”

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TOPICS: Government; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 115th; kavanaugh; randpaul; repealthe19th; scotus; trumpscotus
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With Paul’s commitment to vote for Kavanaugh, the only members of the Republican caucus whose support for the judge is in question are GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
1 posted on 07/30/2018 12:40:15 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

I think the chicks will come around.


2 posted on 07/30/2018 12:41:31 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Trump is such a liar. He said we'd be tired from all this winning" (/dfwgator 7/27/18))
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To: detective

“GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky will support Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation”

uh, yeah. I’m NOT shocked, I tell you! NOT shocked!


3 posted on 07/30/2018 12:42:54 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: detective

I said from the get-go there was no way Rand Paul was going to vote against Kavanaugh.


4 posted on 07/30/2018 12:43:35 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: freedumb2003

“chicks”

hehehehe they wish they were chicks - more like old broody hens.


5 posted on 07/30/2018 12:43:38 PM PDT by stonehouse01
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To: freedumb2003

“I think the chicks will come around.”

yeah, i don’t think there’s any real question about that either ...


6 posted on 07/30/2018 12:43:47 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: detective

Paul has definitely been coming around to Trump lately. Good to see.


7 posted on 07/30/2018 12:43:57 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: detective

I agree with Paul. Kavenaugh is highly suspicious from early days. Character doesn’t always change but sometimes poor character hides. A good character explains previous poor character. But at this point, how can you not confirm this guy? And hope for another appt soon? If Kavenaugh stays “buyable” like he was for the Clintons, we will all be sorry.


8 posted on 07/30/2018 12:46:57 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: detective

About time.


9 posted on 07/30/2018 12:48:52 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: freedumb2003
I think the chicks will come around.

I agree. The babes will support him.

10 posted on 07/30/2018 12:49:32 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: detective

Who could have seen this coming (for the umpteenth time)?

Rand, get a different act, one we haven’t seen countless times before.


11 posted on 07/30/2018 12:50:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs)
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To: detective

Good. I hope they confirm him quickly.


12 posted on 07/30/2018 12:51:57 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: detective

he milked it dry for attention from his buddies in the MSM.


13 posted on 07/30/2018 12:52:26 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie
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To: bigbob

A number of us predicted his grandstanding (again) would result in a vote for Kavanaugh.

I’m tired of him pulling this nonsense over and over.

His followers think he’s simply implementing due diligence. I think he’s implementing a “look at me” moment, to convince folks he’s the real deal.

After so many times him doing this sort of thing, I’ve grown tired of his act.


14 posted on 07/30/2018 12:54:29 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs)
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To: detective

But he’ll absolutely get the votes of the Dems in RED states, so Kavanaugh is “in”!


15 posted on 07/30/2018 12:55:35 PM PDT by nopardons
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SPOT ON!

I was going to post something similar, but on second thought decided to go with the Red state Dem votes.

16 posted on 07/30/2018 12:57:37 PM PDT by nopardons
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There is a fine line between the two and often aspects of both are present.

But if Paul says he wants to check the man’s writings, I feel confident that he is in fact putting in the time to do just that-examine the man’s writings. As long as he’s doing the work, he has every right, and obligation even, to say he is going to withhold his support until after he’s had a chance to complete the process. I’m especially sensitive about surveillance issues myself so I’m happy to see Rand doing some watchdog duty on the issue.


17 posted on 07/30/2018 1:00:19 PM PDT by KyCats
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To: nopardons

Thanks nopardons.


18 posted on 07/30/2018 1:01:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs)
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To: KyCats

If Rand simply withheld his comments until after he had checked the guy out, I would have a lot more respect for him.

He walks out to a microphone and makes a big splash, when he doesn’t need to make any statement at all.

It’s for effect, and I don’t care for it.

I don’t see 52 Senators making that kind of play, just him.


19 posted on 07/30/2018 1:04:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs)
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To: freedumb2003

I think they will only oppose him if they think they can actually block him. If Manchin supports Kavanaugh, they will no longer have that ability.


20 posted on 07/30/2018 1:05:46 PM PDT by The Pack Knight
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