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GOP senator warns against 'fishing expedition' for Kavanaugh documents

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Ebony Burgess | 31 July, 2018, 20:20

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has lent his support to President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, despite saying as late as last week that he was "honestly undecided" on the judge.

Manchin is just one of three Democratic senators who voted in favor of confirming Justice Neil Gorsuch.

July 30, 2018I have expressed my concern over Judge Kavanaugh's record on warrantless bulk collection of data and how that might apply to very important privacy cases before the Supreme Court.

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The retirement of a Supreme Court Chief Justice has given President Donald Trump the chance to reshape the highest court in the United States. Republicans hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate and Democrats need to flip at least two Republicans-and not lose a single moderate Democrat-to stop Kavanaugh from reaching the Supreme Court. And they say the up-to-1 million pages of records they do expect to release will be the largest number of documents produced in connection with a Supreme Court nomination. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is fighting brain cancer, Republicans can not afford to lose a single GOP vote to confirm Kavanaugh if all Democrats vote "no".

"I am very concerned about his position on privacy and the Fourth Amendment", Paul told Politico's Burgess Everett in an interview. Democrats have asked to see records from Kavanaugh's time there as White House staff secretary to President George W. Bush. And on Friday, after negotiations with Democrats failed to produce a consensus on what documents should be sought ahead of a hearing on Kavanaugh's nomination, Grassley went ahead with a request to the Bush library for documents related to his work for the White House. Kavanaugh has been serving as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006 and previously served as staff secretary to Bush from 2003 to 2006. Sens. Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota were the others. Paul had said he was on the fence. All three are up for re-election in states Trump won easily in 2016. This mentality drastically differs from that of Democrats, who believe they'll be hurt by a government shutdown and have little leverage to combat Republican demands.

If Kavanaugh receives the vote of every Republican Senator other than John McCain who is incapacitated, he can be confirmed without any Democratic support. However, they haven't made a decision yet. Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., alleged at the time that Kavanaugh may have misled Congress.

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