Schumer has gone so far as to refuse to meet with Kavanaugh, and to encourage other Senate Democrats to also The senators swansong to meet with the judge. In Indiana, 48 percent of independents favor confirmation of Kavanaugh, versus 34 percent who oppose.
Likewise, Sonia Sotomayor met with nearly every senator of both parties the summer leading up to her confirmation as a justice on the high court. Yet all three senators are carefully toeing the fallback line set by Schumer to remain noncommittal about Kavanaugh, to give Schumer room to maneuver.
Among the farewells was one from another Republican departing under the cloud of scandal, Sen. He was saluted by his colleagues as a staunch friend and teacher. The numbers hold strong for those who self-identify as independents: This Senate will miss you, your state will miss you and America will miss you.
This week and later next month, when they make the decision to vote for or against KavanaughDonnelly and Heitkamp have the chance to prove that they are not beholden to the obstructionist liberal leadership of their party, but rather are true representatives of the interests of their respective states.
Those gathered in the galleries and on the Senate floor gave the outgoing senator a standing ovation, a violation of Senate custom. Click here to see complete Election results from Alaska. The speech was a poignant coda to a four-decade Senate career that began not 10 years after his home state, Alaska, achieved statehood.
But no one objected. In the face of these defections, even Schumer himself finally agreed to meet with Kavanaugh later this month. Those meetings took place Wednesday when the Senate returned from its abbreviated summer recess.
To his credit, Sen. They desire checks on the power of the federal government, such as the protection of their Second Amendment rights. Other senators rose to share stories of his gruff and tough style that belied a caring and patient friend beneath.
Family members and aides wept openly in the gallery as Stevens, who turned 85 this week, spoke of having "no rearview mirror" and looking forward to a time when he might be vindicated. He lost his bid for a seventh term this week after his convictions in federal court on charges of lying about gifts on Senate financial disclosure forms.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. His farewell address came during the final proceedings of the th Congress, a sometimes surreal intersection of outgoing lawmakers and their successors preparing to take their seats next year.
Stevens lost his re-election bid this week to Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, a Democrat, and is appealing his felony convictions. Donnelly and Heitkamp find themselves at a crossroads now that they have met with Kavanaugh. They want to enforce constitutional limits on the federal agencies that oversee an ever-more burdensome regulatory state.
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