Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, turns to answer a reporter's question after the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 in Washington. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted against the Democratic proposal, saying people in her high-cost state could benefit from the low-priced option. Some even speculated anger over Democrats' treatment of Kavanaugh would spur GOP voters even more.
On its face, Wednesday's fight was over repealing Trump's new rules. "We've always had that", though in general "it clearly is wider than it used to be".
The party in power usually loses seats in midterm elections because satisfied voters become complacent.
Likewise, at a campaign rally earlier this week, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis of Florida denounced Democrats for "debasing" the Senate.
That was the widest margin of support for Democrats in a midterm election since 2006, when the party had a 21-point lead over Republicans among likely voters.
"It's a great frustration", he said.
The second, filed September 27, claims Kavanaugh violated the judiciary's code of conduct by 'engaging in a public and partisan campaign of lies to cover-up and hide sexual misconduct and crimes he committed in the past'. Kavanaugh denied the allegation.
McConnell believes Democrats' zeal to use a House majority to go after Trump could actually make it easier for him to get reelected, and cautioned them against overestimating the public's support of such actions.
Trump also heaped praise on Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, an immigration hard-liner who has often been criticized for statements about whites and minority groups. "That would strike me as an ambitious schedule", said Sen.
Kavanaugh had been accused of sexual misconduct in high school and college.
Trump said Tuesday of Feinstein: "Did she leak that?" Though the joint resolution was never likely to pass the House, or be signed by the president, the Democratic move forced Republicans in close Senate races to record a key health-care vote less than a month before Election Day.
Men were more closely divided, with half backing the Republican and 45 percent supporting the Democrat.
"I think it'll help the president get re-elected", he said.
McConnell added that "this business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the victor they think it is".
She said that the disruptions during the hearing and Supreme Court protests were "not what we want for our country".