After Waffling On Kavanaugh, Rand Paul Predictably Says He'll Support Nominee

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Paul said last week he was "very concerned" about Kavanaugh's positions on privacy and the Fourth Amendment and remained undecided.

On issues such as property rights and reining in the administrative state, Judge Kavanaugh has a strong record and showed a deep commitment during our meeting.

Democrats have chosen to make Kavanaugh's record on abortion a key issue in the confirmation process.

Paul said that his conversation with Kavanaugh Tuesday convinced him that he would evaluate Supreme Court cases "from a textual and originalist point of view".

Mr. Paul was one of three Republicans whom Democratic leaders hoped to sway to vote against confirmation, along with Sen. He tweeted last week that he holds his "constitutional duty to advise and consent on every Presidential nominee to serve on the Supreme Court" very sacred, and said he will "never immediately oppose or support a Supreme Court nominee".

Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are the only two Republicans viewed as possible no votes on Kavanaugh's confirmation.

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Republicans have a narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate. Joe Manchin became the first member of his caucus to meet with Kavanaugh.

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'I believe he will carefully adhere to the Constitution and will take his job to protect individual liberty seriously, ' Paul said.

Paul's support could prove critical to the White House's effort to secure the votes needed for Kavanaugh to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Democrats and Republicans have sparred in particular this week over Kavanaugh's staff secretary records. After the meeting, which lasted over two hours, Manchin remained tight-lipped as to how he meant to vote. The president's decision is extremely important for both sides of the aisle, as Supreme Court justices remain in their positions until death or until they decide to retire.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who is running against Manchin for Senate, said in a statement before the meeting the senator needs to stop "waffling". Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., alleged at the time that Kavanaugh may have misled Congress.

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