McConnell wants lower court judges confirmed prior to midterms
Senate Republicans may not be satisfied with their successful nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. According to an article in Politico, Kavanaugh is the 69th judge confirmed by the Senate during the Trump presidency, and 30 more life-time Circuit and District court appointments await action.
Coons: “Premature” to discuss Kavanaugh impeachment
Democrat Senator Chris Coons of Delaware said it was premature to discuss impeachment of newly nominated Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Coons appeared on NBC News’ television show “Meet The Press” and said: “There’s only been one justice that’s been impeached, and I think talking about it at this point isn’t necessarily healing us and moving us forward. The Senate’s role in our politics is not to just reflect the country, but to help heal and lead the country. And that’s the course that we should be on.”
Rice will not challenge Collins
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice seemed to indicate she would run against Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine. Collins, who defied the Republican Party over the Kavanaugh vote, dismissed Rice as a potential challenger because Rice does not live in Maine. Rice thanked everyone for supporting her potential run, but Rice said she would not be running against Collins.