Always. They couldn't care less about the truth, honor, integrity, or the damage they might do to an honorable man or woman, as long as they get their way. With Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court Justice now, all these actions seem to have miserably failed.
"Make no mistake, today was yet another step in the GOP's takeover of our courts, stacking the deck against women and families at every level", Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said after the votes. Sentiment on Ford was clearly divided along party lines, which resulted in the required number of votes cast in Kavanaugh's favour.
Senate Democrats took aim at President Trump's expansion of short-term health care plans Wednesday, forcing a vote on a proposal to roll back the administration's plan to allow insurers to sell low-priced, reduced-benefit plans. "We knew the Democrats were fired up". Congress is facing a packed post-election legislative agenda, and allowing more Trump judges now only gives Republicans more room to work with in coming months. West Virginia's Joe Manchin was the only Democratic Senator to vote in favor of Kavanaugh's confirmation while Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted present and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) was not present for the vote since he was at his daughter's wedding. That 7-point edge is just half of the 52-38 margin in the September 12 survey by Quinnipiac. In his remarks Kavanaugh stated "Although the Senate confirmation process tested me, as it has tested others, it did not change me".
"The numbers suggest the big blue wave may have lost some of its momentum as House races tighten", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll. "I can't do it", Trump said at a mid-term election rally in Pennsylvania, and then he pointed at the phrase "the girl that got away".
As with other potential investigations on Capitol Hill, one Democratic leadership aide pointed out that discussions about tax returns or other investigations are still in the early stages and it is a delicate balance between Democrats trying to be prepared for a potential win in November but not getting so far ahead of themselves that they count on a victory too soon.
Last week saw a jump in enthusiasm among Republican men.
Lawmakers from both parties are putting the best face on voters' mood.
Most fascinating in the poll is the comparison with 2010.
"Things could tighten up [before the midterm election]". By Senate GOP rules, he can hold the position for six years. That rout was even worse across the country: the GOP gained 680 seats in state legislative races, breaking the previous record of 628 set by Democrats in 1974 after the Watergate scandal. (Republicans are especially likely to say they are benefiting from an improved economy: 42% say their family is better off financially than they were a year ago, almost double the percentage of independents who say this, and more than three times the percentage of Democrats.) Republicans also cite immigration.
Progressives, however, say that Democrats are only giving Trump and McConnell more time to appoint even more lifetime nominees, including a replacement for Kavanaugh on the powerful D.C. Circuit.
Wednesday - The court will also hear a case that asks what can be used to detain undocumented immigrants during deportation. He noted that Murkowski won election on write-in votes in 2010 and said, "She's about as strong as you can possibly be in Alaska".