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Murkowski to vote "present" as a courtesy to Montana senator
Axios ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | Marisa Fernandez

Posted on 10/05/2018 6:27:37 PM PDT by 11th_VA

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will vote "present" as a courtesy to Montana Sen. Steve Daines as he plans to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding, which collides with the timing of the Senate floor vote for Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.

The big picture: Her vote will not change the outcome of Kavanaugh's confirmation as Sen. Daines was expected to vote in favor of Trump's pick. Though Murkowski announced earlier that she opposes Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, she says she hopes her "present" vote "reminds us we can take very small steps to be gracious."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Alaska; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: 115th; alaska; daines; kavanaugh; lisamurkowski; montana; murkowski; rollcall; stevedaines
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1 posted on 10/05/2018 6:27:37 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

I thought Daines said he would be there for the vote.


2 posted on 10/05/2018 6:30:13 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: 11th_VA

I don’t get it.

Is she planning on voting no for Kavanaugh?

And what’s the connection with Montana?

I’m missing something here.


3 posted on 10/05/2018 6:31:23 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith......)
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To: 11th_VA

Nice try to duck the vote Sen. M but S. Palin can see 2022 from her window.


4 posted on 10/05/2018 6:31:41 PM PDT by AU72
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To: 11th_VA

If he can have someone vote present for him, why can’t he leave a yea instead?


5 posted on 10/05/2018 6:31:44 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: 11th_VA

She can’t be trusted.


6 posted on 10/05/2018 6:35:02 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 1)
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To: skr

Duluth, slow on the uptake. Got it now.


7 posted on 10/05/2018 6:35:16 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr

Voting present is not the same as not voting. It raises the total number of senators voting, thus increasing the number needed to obtain victory.

I believe that if she votes present, Daines doesn’t vote, and Manchin switches, we lose. Am I wrong about this.


8 posted on 10/05/2018 6:35:38 PM PDT by TheConservator (All the blather about Trump’s violation of the law is simply a projection of their own lawlessness.)
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To: 11th_VA

Daines:

Do
Not
Trust
!
Return
And
Vote
Regardless


9 posted on 10/05/2018 6:35:46 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: 11th_VA

I’m not detecting any logic here. If we were short the votes, would a present vote help?


10 posted on 10/05/2018 6:35:50 PM PDT by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: 11th_VA

Every GOP Senator needs to be present for the confirmation vote. Every one of them.

Afterwards they can go do personal business and pleasure...but not before confirmation. That is the right thing to do for their position representing the citizens of this country.


11 posted on 10/05/2018 6:35:52 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: 11th_VA

F her and that stinking selfish POS, Daines, too!


12 posted on 10/05/2018 6:36:03 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: 11th_VA
This is actually a shrewed move on her part. It allows her to honestly say she did not vote against Kavanaugh but not have to say she voted for him. While I wish she had the backbone to vote yes, I would rather she do this than vote no - just in case Flake gets confronted by protesters on his way to vote.
13 posted on 10/05/2018 6:37:57 PM PDT by GAGOP
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To: skr

He’s NOT voting, she CAN’T vote “for him”, and both of them are stinking POS! DAMN THEM BOTH TO HELL AND SOON!


14 posted on 10/05/2018 6:38:12 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: 11th_VA

Without Daines and with Murkowski voting present, that makes it 50-48-1.


15 posted on 10/05/2018 6:38:22 PM PDT by socal_parrot (Do you like Pina Coladas?)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

No, would NOT help at all! This is garbage.


16 posted on 10/05/2018 6:39:37 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: metmom

If she votes present, the RATs only have 48 No votes - so the Montana Senator’s vote isn’t need (his daughter has a wedding). It will pass 50-48.


17 posted on 10/05/2018 6:40:13 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

The fickle old hag doesn’t have a better excuse?

Why drag some other senator into her decision on yes or no vote?

Has she been this undecisive all the time, throughout her life?


18 posted on 10/05/2018 6:41:29 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = USSR; Journ0List + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey)
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To: nopardons

?
He is ready to fly back if needed
He is at his daughters wedding

why the hostility toward him? He has said he will vote yes


19 posted on 10/05/2018 6:43:58 PM PDT by RWGinger (Does anyone else really)
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To: AU72

She’s a chicken shiit.


20 posted on 10/05/2018 6:45:00 PM PDT by lilypad
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