Kavanaugh's nomination is a major victory for the President ahead of the key mid-term elections in November.
For her part, Ms. Collins doesn't face reelection until 2020, though Obamacare's defenders opted to highlight her role while the Kavanaugh and Obamacare fights are in the news. "That's the only thing I remember, '" Trump said at the event, impersonating Ford. But the turmoil surrounding Kavanaugh has transformed the midterms into something bigger than Trump, with implications that could endure long after his presidency. This came after the ME senator met with sexual assault survivors who described their own harrowing experiences with violence. Both may be right.
While the GOP won the confirmation battle, both sides are determined to win the war for control of Congress.
Two Democratic senators on Sunday said voters angry that Republicans confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court despite allegations of sexual misconduct should focus on next month's congressional elections instead of seeking to impeach the new justice.
Image: Judge Kavanaugh being sworn in. As it turns out, that portrayal might not have been too far from reality.
The late surge in Republican enthusiasm changes the political balance that was tilting toward Democrats throughout the summer.
Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer campaigns outside Fargo, N.D., recently.
Banks said Ford "knows" who assaulted her, disputing the idea popular among some Republicans that Ford was assaulted but had mistaken her assaulter's identity.
To be sure, some tightening in the race was likely inevitable this fall.
Trump has now put his stamp on the court with his second justice in as many years. All but one Democrat opposed Kavanaugh.
Ford addressed the harassment against her in prepared remarks to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she said: "My family and I have been the target of constant harassment and death threats". Party operatives also believe the optics of the all-male GOP panel that presided over the hearing struck a chord with female voters.
In an interview, Morrisey called Democrats' fight against Kavanaugh a "three-ring circus" that "energized a lot of people in West Virginia".
But Monday marked the first time Trump has assigned a motive to Democrats or suggested the claims of any of Kavanaugh's accusers were intentional fiction.
Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say she hasn't been able to move home because of death threats over her testimony against Brett Kavanaugh.
In one of the more unfiltered comments of the evening, Carrey gave his thoughts on the possibility that Kavanaugh will help to overturn Roe v. Wade, which protects women's rights to abortion in America.
President Trump talks to reporters as he departs the White House in Washington on Monday.
Given that, Stewart said Republicans can't assume that this burst of momentum will sustain itself through Election Day.
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