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one of the areas where judge kavanaugh has had a particular impact is in our live coverage continues, it is day for the history books on capitol hill. the senate a half an hour from now expected to hold its final vote on the confirmation of brett kavanaugh to the supreme court. chuck grassley republican everyone iowa, chair of the judiciary committee is addressing the senate right now. outside those protests continue. they've been going on all day. there were some arrests earlier.
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we have had our own mike viqueira standing by with the theo protesters. as this vote nears, let's check with you. set the mood where you are. >> reporter: well, steve, the protests now after mass arrests on the steps of the east plaza of the capitol, an extraordinary scene as hundreds of protesters march where i'm standing right now just across the street from the supreme court. i'm on the east lawn of the capitol. they marched from here avoiding the police who rushed to try to block them from taking the steps. you've seen the rest of the last few hours as it played out. the police began than mass arrest. cuffing them, nobody tried to resist arrest. this is a thing they've been trained the protesters and police, as well, procedure they're going for, i would say it's dangerous to guess more than 100, maybe 150 protesters taken into custody today. later the u.s. capitol police also officiallynounce the
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figures. now we've migrated to the supreme court. that's a big crowd. i've been out here for protests. first street is what ef separates the capitol and the supreme court. the street closes. people up on the steps, that's rare, as well. the police normally don't allow that. so the a lot of raw emotion over the course of this day. no question about it. this vote is he obviously it seems like it's baked in right now. the folks i've been with simply don't care. they are angry. they want to express that is anger. they are out here continuing their protests. >> mike viqueira outside the capitol with those protests are. yes, all of those sort of senators to watch. we heard in the last 24 hours or so, it was i think 3:00 yesterday amp that susan collins took to the floor of the senate, announced she would vote for kavanaugh's confirmation. moments after she finished, joe
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manchin the final outstanding vote on this, he said he would be for it, as well. that is why we expect this to pass. let's go from the protests outside the capitol, let's go inside the capitol. garrett haake has been following the action inside there today. again, we expect the bottom line to be brett kavanaugh confirmed to the supreme court about half an hour from now. take us through what we can expect when the vote is called. what's happening inside the chamber. >> reporter: we've had passionate speakers on the floor. but the political result here is more or less completely locked in. here's what we expect to see over the next half hour. the senators at the center of this will be speaking. chuck grassley on the floor now. we'll hear from chuck schumer, majority leader mitch mcconnell and then when had he call the vote, the majority leader has asked all senators to be present and in their seats when this happens. this won't be like we see so many times with senators ducking
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into the cham baernz ducking out. it speaks to the momentousness of this occasioning to having all 100 senators or i guess rather 99 senators, steve daines of montana is busy at his daughter's wedding back in big psychiatry country today. the 99 voting will all be physically present in the chamber. i can tell you that the gallery here is also packed. there have been folks coming in all day to be part of this. we've had several times where republican speeches have been interrupted by protesters in the gallery. i would not be the least bit surprised to see that happen again. watching from the gallery will be two tosheses for c-christine blasey ford, obviously so central to all this. and now they'll be part of this historic moment, too. again, the political fallout from this will extend over the next month, years, decades perhaps. what we know about this vote is almost certain to not change. 50 republicans will vote yes.
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excuse me, 49 republicans and one democrat will vote yes. 4 democrats will vote no. lisa murkowski the senator from alaska will vote present. a pairing with deev daines of montana so as not to change the overall gap here. she will vote present so he doesn't have to rush back tonight. >> which would set up a final vote of 50-48-1 on the confirmation of brett kavanaugh. we said the closest before this, 91 clarence thomas, the number back then 52-48. garrett, we'll keep tabs on what you're reporting. stand by, as well. an interesting scene on the left-hand side of your screen right now. that gentleman who the now has the senate floor is jon kyl. jon kyl, if you remember, was just appointed to the u.s. senate one month ago. september 5th, jon kyl was appointed by the republican governor of arizona to fill the seat vacated by the death of
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john mccain. when mccain passed and republicans saw that seat come vacate, they recognized among other things that the math for this kavanaugh nomination had become a sensitive subject and they needed to get a new appointee and kyle a former u.s. senator home run unhill his appointment been working in washington to help with the lobbying effort for brett kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court. so he went from that back to the u.s. senate where he previously served and you just heard him on the floor now. he one of those 50 votes apparently, 50 votes that will be for this nomination about a 20 minutes now and getting it through. that vote did problem to be crucial it appears for the republicans. joining me now we have kristen welker, white house correspondent, emily ngo politics reporter for news day and robert costa of the west and msnbc analyst. kristen welker, let me start with you. we say we expect this confirmationing to occur the
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affirmative vote to carry about 20 minutes now. from terms of the president, what do we think we'll be hearing from him about this? is this going to become a major part of his message as the midterm elections approach? >> undoubtedly we'll hear from president trump about this. we expect him to take a big victory lap when he campaigns in kansas later this evening when the vote is finalized. but listen, we have reporters gathered on the south lawn as we speak that, they're waiting for president's departure for that event in kansas. will president trump answer their questions? will we hear from him even earlier than that evening rally? that's what we're all waiting to see, steve. we're very eager to hear what he has to say about this. i can tell behind the scenes here at the white house, officials have described a mood of euphoria and relief. this has been touch and go pore all of the reasons that you just mapped out. i was back with some top
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officials here in the west wing when susan collins was giving her speech abwhen she said mr. president, i will be voting, yes for judge brett kavanaugh, i can tell you that cheers and clapping erupted here within the west wing. i think it gives you a sense of the type of excitement they have. i'm being passed a note by hallie jackson who tells me president trump just out on the lawn did answer questions bes judge brett kavanaugh. he said really looking forward to the vote. will be a great justice. he will make us all very proud. in the end the extra week was something that was really good. touting the fact that there was that delay the fbi investigation. he says a lot of positive things happened in a week. didn't look that way but that's what happened. he says he'll have more to say later on and reiterated he's going to be a great supreme court justice. he also responded to a quell about senator susan collins saying i thought susan was
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incredible yesterday. you can see how hard she was working, spoke with her. that was from the heart. great respect for susan collins. and again, steve, i think that encapsulates the mood here that i witnessed, the fact that you saw that euphoria. this is a major victory for president trump. he campaigned on a vow to make the supreme court more conservative. once this vote passes, and as garrett mapped out, that is exactly what we're expecting to happen, this will be not one but 2000 supreme court nominees who president trump will have picked. and seen confirmed. so he will be able to it out this as a campaign promise made, a campaign promise kept. that's the type of language that he's been using on the campaign trail. this fight resonated with republicans. if you look at recent polls, they've shown the enthusiasm gap between democrats and republicans. democrats were the ones fired up. that gap has narrowed in recent weeks and now it seems that republicans have a lot of
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enthusiasm back on their side. will they keep that up? that's the question. we still have several weeks before election day. but this is a major victory for president trump. you can expect him to take a big victory lap later on this evening. i know we'll be feeding video very soon so we can hear from the president himself. >> that's very interesting what she's saying, the mood of the president there. it seems the mood of republicans. i don't know they were expecting that they would see the poll numbers they've been getting in terms of their base energized behind this nomination. i'm curious what you're hearing from republicans. we know you think this has their folks engaged and eating into the democratic energy advantage. wham reply republicans telling you about the flipside of that hope to? we're looking at protests outside. we've been seeing for a year and a half plus that is democratic activation, especially in those suburban areas, especially in the metropolitan areas. what are they sayinging about potential blowbacking toing
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thissing? ing are there still fears and apprehensions there? >> it's a mixed scene here at the capitol talking to senators all morning. it was quiet in the halls as all these protests happened outside. you could hear the chants coming through the windows and senators like jeff flake of arizona told me that he felt like the institution maybe even the country had quote hit bottom. i said why do so many republicans keep using that term about this process? he said well it feels like that as he grimaced. you have republicans elated to a point that they're going to have a new conservative on the supreme court. they know it could come at a political cost. leader mcconnell told my colleague can that he thinks he can run against this is "democratic mop," the liberal mob ahead of the elections. that's a very positive view. they know women voters will be galvanized by this experience. republicans on edge throughout this moment. not a lot of celebrating here at
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the capitol. there may be a little bit more at the white house. they have some distance from this process. >> emily nch oh, it appears that the decisive moment when we go back and the stories are written about this for posterity will be that floor speech taking place 24 hours ago right now from susan collins of maine saying she's for the nomination followed by joe manchin from west virginia saying me, too. in terms of col libs and the political implications for her, here is somebody up for re-election for 2020 in maine. she's already had to worry about her republican base that thinks maybe she's not conservative enough it, maybe not pro-trump enough. i'm hearing democrats now talk about her being their top targeting in 2020, the money coming in against her recruiting a candidate. the political fallout for her from this move. >> as we've been talking the question is how sustainable the democratic and republican
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enthusiasm is and we have the nrcc saying today they've seen an uptick in the low dollar donations sort of akin to the grassroots enthusiasm up by 400% the past four days. we don't know a dollar amount exactly. but the democrats have been engaged for longer. they've been angry longer. they're going to be angrier still if the confirmation goes through. it could last, it will definitely last according to pollsters in election handicappers till four weeks till the med terms but could last to 2020 and susan collins might be a key target. we're hearing names being floated as challengers to her. >> emily ngo, robert costa, kristin weller, thank you for joining us. you see the scene in the senate. the senators not in the chamber yet are filing in. we're expecting 17 minutes from now, 3:30 has been the -- 16 minutes you see by the block on
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your screen, 3:30 is the target time. we expect the senators to be in the seats behind those decks. ready for that roll to be at alled. again we expect brett kavanaugh to be confirmed to the united states senate. and the -- just hearing from my producer one second. okay. again we have -- we also heard just a minute ago from the president. we're trying to turn around tape. you heard kristen welker report what he had to say on his way to an event, conveying optimism before where this nomination appears to be headed a few minutes from now. also, complementing susan collins. president trump saying i thought susan was incredible yesterday. you can see how hard she was working. spoke with her. that was from the heart. great respect for susan collins. it was only a few days ago the political sort of fallout from
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this nomination was still unclear, can the fallout from allegations, the sexual assault allegation leveled against brett kavanaugh. it was unclear at one point the president called his accuser saying her testimony seemed "credible" to him. a few days later he seemed to be disparaging some elements of the testimony. polling we have seen, we've been talking about this has shown this is a country obviously, this is a story not new but a country deeply deeply divided, deeply deeply polarized on this. a poll this week showed 42% for this nomination. 48% opposition for thrls nomination. that would make it by polling the most unpopular nomination to the supreme court since robert bork in 1987. his nomination was defeated. we expect a different outcome about 15 minutes from right now the with just about all the republicans holding together, plus joe manchin.
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real story from those numbers, of course, polarization. we've been waiting on the president here. there is the president now. let's hear what he has to say. [ inaudible question ] >> we're really looking forward to the vote. he will be a great justice of the supreme court. people have thought that for ten years. they thought he's just an extraordinary person, a great, great talent and i think he's going to make us all very proud. i also feel very strongly that in the end, maybe the process, it was really unrackettive but the extra week was something that i think was really good. i thought it was really good. i think a lot of very positive things happened in the last week. it didn't look that way but in the end that's what happened. it was uncorroborated. it was so many different things. he's going in looking very good. but i'll have further comment later. i want to go, i want to watch
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the vote. i'm heading excuse me, i'm heading out to kansas. chris kovach is running for governor, steve watkins is running for congress. we have a big crowd. and i look forward to it. we'll be watching in a little while. we'll be watching on television the vote and the vote -- this is a very exciting time. anytime you have a chance to put a supreme court justice in position and in this case i think he's going to be a great, great supreme court justice for many years, it's a very exciting time. we're going to kansas. we'll see you in a little while after the vote. s. we'll see you in a little while after the vote >> say it again. >> you and senator collins -- [ inaudible question ] >> i thought that susan was incredible yesterday. you could see how hard she worked. how hard she was working.
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she didn't stop. i know for a fact because i spoke with her. she didn't stop. and she gave an impassioned beautiful speech yesterday. and that was from the heart. that was from the heart. i have great respect for susan colins. i always have. thank you. thank you. >> that was president trump again, we told you those comments he had relayed to the press a few minutes ago, kristen welker reported them. that was tape. it takes a couple minutes to get the tape turned around and show it to you. the president says he's on his way to kansas. obviously a governor's race was chris kovach in a very, very tough race. also some congressional races where democrats have chances of taking republican seats. interesting to see how this issue plays out. on the right-hand side, we're continuing to bait for that the final confirmation vote on brett
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kavanaugh. kristen welker, seeing what the president had to say, he said he will have more to say about this later. looking ahead to the midterm elections the president going to kansas 0 talk midterms thinking this will be an issue that helps his party. we've been saying in the polls the last ten days, republicans feel they're getting a bounce. what republicans are counting on is voters coming out to the polls to say thank to you them. republican voters looking at the events of this week and expressing gratitude at the polls a month later. do voters remember things a month later and vote that way? >> a lot of times voters vote because they're angry and want things to change. we'll have to see if he that holds true this time around. i think his tone on the south lawn was notable and you and i and we've been talking about his tone for the past several days now. he was pretty restrained. it was a preview i think of the
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victory lap we'll see tonight. he is going to talk about the times that we're living in, the accomplishment, the fact he promises on the campaign trail. he's going to it out susan collins. she ultimately was the one who not only said she was going to vote yes, ha critical vote but she really defended hill, a female senator in some ways a lot of analysts saying giving a more robust defense kavanaugh than even the president gave himself. so you did hear the president make a very small reference to christine blasey ford saying that effectively there was no corroboration to her story. we know that his tone has changed as it relates to dr. ford. initially he said she was very credible. he attacked her on the campaign trail. is that going to backfire with women voters with some of those suburban women who he needs hole republicans need if they want to hold onto the house. we'll have to see. >> robert costa, setting the
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scene for november it, the democrats madge number in the house 23 seats. it's doable. there's a question whether he this will complicate this. senate math trickier for demes. what are republicans saying when it comes to november and expectations right now? >> there's a little bit of hesitation among republican consultants that this is -- the midterms are still a month away. how do republicans sustain this energy, this cultural grievance, political grievance stoked on the right by this entire process. they know now that the left, democrats feel like this is one that got away. that this whole process turned in a different direction, having kavanaugh actually confirmed as a new justice on the supreme court could stoke democratic enthusiasm. so the challenge for republicans now is how do you keep it going, how do you really cox pound this whole process which has gotten the base energized and powered through toward november and as kristin so smartly said, really make sure you're still pitching
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the suburban women and men hope may have voted for president obama in 2012 but president trump in 2016. how do you make sure you get those voters who may be skittish about a lot of this in your camp. >> robert costa, kristen welker, emily ngo, i thank you. before we had the tape come in, i did want you to get to react to it. appreciate the time on a hick afternoon. that clock is down inside of eight minutes now. here's what we're going to do. we'll squeeze aic quick break here. we want to be inside the senate chamber when the clock reaches zero. the vote expected any minute now. going to take a very quick break. we'll be joined on the other side by chris matthews. please stay with us. by chris ms plea ssetay with us. this isn't just any moving day.
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look one final time for me at the scene there in washington. we've had the u.s. senate awaiting that final debate. you see chuck schumer, democratic leader closing out his remarks. that vote expected in a few minutes. there have been protests going on outside the capitol all day with the vote imminent, i'm going to turn things over to my colleague chris math matthews in washington picking up live coverage of this final vote. >> thank you very much. my author friend and your book is doing great. the red and blue. thank you for leading into this today. i'm chris matthews in
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washington. picking up our special coverage of the final vote for supreme court justice nominee brett kavanaugh. what turned out to be 24 hours of debate is coming to a close. the final speaker chuck schumer who is speaking right now followed by senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. kavanaugh needs 50 votes a number an sured after friday's decisions by republican susan collins and jeff flake and democrat joe manchin. the vote yes on the nomination. protesters you can see them all over the place, continued throughout the day as we get to the moment of truth. the final vote. let's bring in correspondent garrett haake who is at the capitol hill. on capitol hill. garrett. >> it's been such a tense week up here. the mood now at least inside the building has turned i think to resignation talking to democratic lawmakers today. they know there's nothing else they can do to stop this. there was a sense a day or two
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ago perhaps some of these republican holdouts could be turned. they did it get lisa murkowski was a no vote on the 0 confirmationing that perhaps jeff flake who walked around with the expression of being so incredibly troubled by this over the last few days might also be brought around to being a no vote. he was late in making his decision. yesterday afternoon susan collins came out sealed the deal for there not with a half-hearted yes but this incredibly strong endorsement for brett kavanaugh surrounded by other republican women. she was the closer here for mitch mcconnell and for president trump. and ever since that speech you saw the wind come out of the sails of democratic lawmakers who knew that have we're essentially in a fata compli waiting for the vote. >> thank you so much. a lot of people come to washington thinking they're going to be their own person. you find out quickly you're a member of a political party with all the pressure on you to be a
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member of the party. let's go to chuck schumer, the leader of the democratic party. both dedicated to overturning and undermining roe versus wade. he did not a thing to refute the presumption that he would want to overturn it, too. judge kavanaugh doesn't belong on the bench because he was chosen by far right organizations that are bent on repealing health care protections for americans with pre-existing conditions. and he did nothing to refute the presumption that he would, too. judge kavanaugh doesn't belong on the bench because he believes that presidents should not be subject to investigations of any kind while in office, a distortion of our founding principle. that no person is above the law. judge kavanaugh does not belong on the bench because his
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jurisprudence is deeply skeptical of developmental protections, consumer protections, workers' rights, civil rights, lgbt rights. and rights of treaties and degrees with native americans and a host of other hard earned rights. judge kavanaugh doesn't belong on the bench because he has repeatedly misled the senate. putting into serious doubt his credibility and a judge must be credible, believable and honest above all. judge kavanaugh doesn't belong on bench because he is an extreme partisan. something we have seen from his earliest days in his career and reconfirmed when he gave one of the bitterest, most partisan testimonies ever presented by a nominee. judge kavanaugh doesn't belong on the bench because of his
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induedicious demeanor, his partisan screed will go down ignominiously in history and made it clear it would be virtually impossible for him to rule u impartially on the supreme court. judges must be temperate, judicious, even-handed. judge kavanaugh is anything about you. republican leaders knew before he was nominated that judge kavanaugh was a very flawed choice. but once president trump selected him, republicans decided they had to rush him through. they became a steam roller over truth, fairness, and our traditions of bipartisan cooperation. any means necessary to reach their desired end. they blamed dr. ford and
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democrats for judge kavanaugh's flaws. they were intent on shrouding the truth because they knew that will if the truth came to right light, judge kavanaugh would be exposed as a truly flawed nominee. so, my colleagues, my fellow americans, what is the appropriate response? our country needs to have a reckoning on these issues and there is only one remedy. change must come from where change in america always begins. the ballot box. so to americans to so many millions who are outraged by what happened here, there's one answer. vote. if you believe dr. ford and other brave women who came forward and you want to vindicate their sacrifice, vote. if you believe the supreme court should uphold women's rights,
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vote. if you believe the supreme court must protect health care and our preexisting conditions that are protected now, vote. if you believe the supreme court should defend workers, consumers, the environment, civil rights, native populations, vote. if you believe the supreme court should be a check on an overreaching president, vote. if you believe the process here in the senate was a sham, and you believe americans deserve better, vote. if you believe that have supreme court justices should conform to the highest standards of character impartiality, can temperament, and above all honesty and credibility, vote.
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i understand, i share the deep anguish that millions of americans are experiencing today. but i say to you, my fellow americans, there is one answer. vote. i yield the floor. >> there you see, we're going to have mitch mcconnell the republican leader, majority leader speaking right now in closing debate. it's very formal this way. it's often done this way in both houses of congress. the leaders get to have the last word. they're having it right now. you heard chuck schumer right now. you can see what the democratic strategy is to take advantage of this loss, it certainly is a loss, having in go through. here's the republican leader to give his pitch. >> was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity.
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those are the words of henry clay. empty president, kentucky's on. they underscore that the decision united states senators will make todayalism echo in the history of our nation. the very survival of our constitutional form of government requires an expert and independent judiciary. . without fair and impartial courts of justice, as alexander hamilton put it in the federalist papers, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount toxnothing. the courts guard our rights. and the senate guars our courts.
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that, mr. president, is why today is such an important day. that is why the vote we take this afternoon a vote to confirm a new associate justice of the supreme court of the united states, represents one of the most consequential decisions a senator ever makes. the members of this body. duty bound to insure we confirm justices of the supreme court who are men and women of the highest character and the most superlative qualifications. so fortunately, that is just the sort of nominee who stands before us today. 12 weeks ago, the president nominated a jurist described by legal peers of all political stripes as a superstar. a serious scholar. and who is legendary for his
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preparation. and possesses the qualifications, the temperment, and the judicial philosophy to be an excellent associate justice. the president nominated a brilliant student of the law. those who taught and knew the nominee at yale say "it is hard to name anyone with judicial credentials as strong as judge kavanaugh." they describe a true intellectual, a leading thinker, and a wonderful mentor and teacher. and those he's mentored a diverse group of bright young lawyers who have clerked for judge kavanaugh talk about his work ethic, his unflinching honest advice, and his fundamental humility. for 12 weeks, the senate has seen that this is not empty praise. we've seen the legendary
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preparation of a tireless judge. we've seen the patience of a committed mentor and teacher. we've seen the humility of a true intellectual who let his record speak for itself. each of us have seen this for ourselves. every senator who came into this process with an open mind has seen that very same brett kavanaugh firsthand. we've seen lis brilliance, his painstaking thoroughness on display in the 300 plus opinions he issued on the d.c. circuit. for 12 years, judge kavanaugh excelled on bench that many experts see as the second most important court in our nation. we've seen his jeannity in our private meetings with the nol nominee. precise the collegial approach that is so necessary on the court. we've seen his professional excellence as we reviewed more
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pages of documents pertaining to judge kavanaugh's career than for any other supreme court nomination in our history. pages that depict a meticulous and dedicated public servant. and yes, we have now studied the results of seven, seven fbi background investigations inquiries that have produced no evidence whatsoever to corroborate any prior misconduct but rather are consistent with all we know about this nominee's sterling character. this historically tall mountain of evidence adds up to one clear message. judge brett kavanaugh is among the very best our nation has to offer. he will make the senate and the country proud. he will be with distinction on our highest court. he unquestionably deserves
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confirmation and the country deserves such a supreme court justice. now, mr. president, as i've explained the stakes are always high, always high where a supreme court confirmation is concerned. but this time, this time the stakes are higher. a lot higher. than they've been in the past. i can't up this up better than our friend and distinguished colleague the senior senator from maine put it in her historic, historic remarks yesterday. this is what the senior senator from maine said. "it is when passions are most inflamed that i have fairness is most in jeopardy." she said, "when passions are most inflamed is when fairness
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is most in jeopardy." we all know the events of recent weeks have stained, strained the country's commit and fanned the flames of partisan discord, but even more critically, our very commitment to the basic principles of fairness and justice is also being tested. basically principles of fairness and justice being tested right here. a vote to confirm judge kavanaugh today is also a rote to send a clear message about what the senate is. this is an institution where the evidence and the facts matter. this is an institution where the evidence and the facts matter. this is a chamber in which the politics of inhe timdation and personal destruction do not win
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the day. that this is the body whose members themselves uphold the same commitment to american justice that we seek in the judges we examine. a vote to confirm judge kavanaugh today is a vote to end this brief, dark chapter in the senate's history and turn the page toward a brighter tomorrow. the chamber we are privileged to occupy is often called the world's greatest deliberative body for good reason. we're called the world's greatest deliberative body for a good reason. when the rubber meets the road, when the hour is critical, when a historic press department needs to be set, the united states senate most often finds its way to do what is right.
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today, we can honor that history, we can vote to turn away from the darkness, we can vote to set a precedent about fairness and judgment that will define this body for the better. we can vote to confirm an excellent supreme court justice who make the senate and the american people proud. i yield the floor. i yield the floor. >> as a reminder to our gifts in the galleries, expressions of approval or disapproval are not permitted in the senate galleries. under the previous question all post cloture time has expired. the question is on the nomination.
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is there a sufficient second? >> there is a second. >>. >> sergeant at arms will restore order in the gallery. >> where is my representation? i do not consent. . >> is there a sufficient second? >> is there a sufficient second? >> there is a sufficient second. >> there is a sufficient second. the clerk will call the roll. >> mr. alexander. >> aye. >> the sergeant at arms will restore order in the gallery. the sergeant at arms will restore order in the gallery.
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the sergeant at arms will restore order in the gallery. [ shouting ] the sergeant at arms has restored order in the galleries. the sergeant at arms will restore order in the gallery. the clerk may continue. miss baldwin. almost barrasso.
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>> aye. mr. bennett. >> no. plaintiff brumen that will. >> no. >> mr. blunt yirks. >> mr. booker, mr. boseman. >> aye. mr. brown next. >> mr. burr. miss cantwell. mrs. capito. mr. cardin. >> no. >> mr. carper. . casey. >> no. >> mr. cassidy. >> aye. >> miss collins. >> aye. >> the sergeant at arms will restore order in the gallery. continue. mr. coons.
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>> no. >> mr. corker. >> aye. >> mr. cornyn senator will suspend. sergeant at arms will restore order in the gallery. the sergeant at arms will restore order in the gallery. >> mr. cornyn. >> aye. >> miss cortes masto. >> no. >> mr. cotton. >> aye. >> mr. crapo. >> aye. >> mr. cruz. >> aye. >> mr. daines.
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mr. donnelly. miss duckworth. >> no. >> mr. durbin. >> no. >> mr. enzi. >> aye. >> mrs. earns. >> aye. mrs. feinstein. >> no. >> mrs. fisher. >> aye. the sergeant at arms will restore order in the gallery. continue. >> mr. flake. >> aye. >> mr. gardener. >> aye. >> mrs. gillibrand. mr. graham. >> aye. >> mr. grassley. >> aye. >> miss harris. >> no. >> miss hassan. >> hassan votes no.
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>> mr. hatch. >> aye. >> mr. heinrich. miss heitkamp. mr. heller. miss hirono. >> no. >> mr. hoeven. >> aye. >> mrs. hyde-smith. >> aye. >> mr. inhofe. >> aye. >> mr. isaac con. >> aye. >> mr. johnson. >> aye. >> plaintiff jones. >> no. >> mr. kain. >> no. >> mr. kennedy. >>. >> aye. >> mr. king. >> no. >> miss klobuchar >> no. >> mr. kyle. >> aye. >> mr. langford.
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>> aye. mr. leahy. >> no. >> mr. lee. >> aye. mr. manchin. >> aye. >> aye. shac >> shame, shame -- >> clerk will suspend. sergeant at arms will restore order in the gallery. sergeant at arms will restore order in the gallery. [ protesters screaming ] >> clerk may continue. >> mr. markey. mr. mccon on he winelconnell. mr. menendez. mr. merkley.
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mr. moran. ms. murkowski. mr. murphy. mrs. murray. mr. nelson. mr. paul. mr. perdue. mr. peters. mr. portman. mr. reed. mr. rish. mr. roberts. mr. rounds. mr. rubio. mr. sanders. mr. sasse. mr. scoh hch ochl schotts.
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mr. schumer. mr. scott. mrs. shaheen. mr. shelby. ms. smith. ms. st ms. st mr. thune. mr. tester. mr. tillis. mr. toomey. mr. uhe ddall. mr. van hollen. mr. warner. ms. warren. mr. whitehouse.
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mr. wicker. mr. widen. mr. young. >> with my friend the senator from montana, senator daines who is walking his daughter down the aisle this afternoon, if he were present and voting, he would have voted aye. i have voted no. the pair will not change the outcome of the vote. i therefore withdraw my vote. >> the senator has that right. >> senators voting in the affirmative, alexander, barrasso, blunt, bozeman, burr,
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cassidy, collins, corker, cornyn, cotton, crepo, cruz, enzi, ernst, fisher, flake, gardner, graham, grassley, hatch, heller, hoeven, hyde smith, inhofe, isaac son, johnson, kennedy, kyle, langford, lee, manchin, mcconnell, moran, paul, perdue, portm portman, rubio, sasse, scott, shelby, sullivan, thune, tillis, toomey, wicker, young --
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>> senators voting in the negative, baldwin, bennett, blumenthal, booker, can't well, harden, casey, coons, donnelly, duckworth, durbin, feinstein, gillibrand, harris, heinrich, heitkamp, hirono, jones, cain, king, markey, mccaskell, murray, nelson, peters, reed, sanders, supporter, shaheen, smith, tester, udall, van hollen, warner, warren, whitehouse, widen --
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>> mr. markey. >> mr. murphy, no.
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>> so we have the vote there. interrupted by the protests, but not that many. i counted about four or five winl women eye voi women's voices. they were orchestrated. they know what they are doing. one male voice called flake a coward. and shame was a word that we have been hearing a lot. and i think we'll see again from the protesters. they do feel as if this was a shameful act. as a student of this senate hearing from my years as a kid, watching movies like advise and consent, this is one of the -- see all the pages sitting there dutifully in their uniforms? look at all the members of the senate sitting in their seats. look at the vice president who is the president of the senate sitting up there at the desk.
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this is a rare look. of course if you get a pass from your senator and you is sit in the galgry, you will see one or two members of the senate there and that is about it. and you will see the pages running around. but you won't see something like this. this is -- joy reid is with me. i know that you are not a traditional like i am. but it is nice to see that they know how to be disciplined. of course this republican leader mitch mcconnell knows how do this. he has corralled his entire caucus except for murkowski who has her own state politics to deal with and he has himself a victory here. >> and as i'm watching this, a couple things jumped out at me. one of which is mike pence calling for the restoring of order. you look at that tableau.
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this is a country that was founded to be blunt on the idea that being a free white land male gave you super citizenship, that you were more acitizen than anyone else. mitch mcconnell believes in rule. democrats tend to believe in governing. republicans believe in rule. this is mitch mcconnell's rule. he is restoring order as he and people like him understand it. and they will impose it on the people like those people who are protesting. women who are streaking out in agony saying you cannot impose this on us, you can't accepted us back to the 50s. but mitch mcconnell says yes i can, i can impose order on -- >> shh. you know what the parallel will be. the recount in 2000. republicans like the rule, the time goes up, there are certain rules.
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democrats want everyone's intention to vote to count. here again democrats want all the voits voices heard. go out and find the witnesses. don't give us a one week time limit. let the people who have called in on the tip line at the fbi, let them speak. let's go back to more of this. >> as a reminder to our guests in the gallery, expressions of approval or nonapproval are not permitted. where there any senators who wish to vote or change a vote?