Three likely scenarios for the Kavanaugh saga

As of this writing, the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is up in the air.  Here are three likely scenarios of how this might play out. Scenario 1.  After the Jeff Flake-induced FBI investigation, Kavanaugh is approved by the full Senate by a narrow vote.  This is assuming that this latest FBI investigation turns up nothing negative on Judge Kavanaugh.  Yes, one or two Republicans might defect and vote "no," but they could be offset by two or more Democrats voting for confirmation. The Republican squishes included Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska).  The possible Democrats voting for confirmation are those from the red states who are up for re-election in November.  The most likely "yes" votes are from Joe Donnelly (Indiana), Claire McCaskill (Missouri), and Joe Manchin (West Virginia).  Although he's not up for re-election until 2020, Doug...(Read Full Post)
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