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The Battle Over Kavanaugh Takes Confirmation Process to New Low


“One can only hope that the Kavanaugh nomination is where the process has finally hit rock bottom,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine), whose support for the judge ensured he had the votes for confirmation.

In a city famous for partisanship, senators on both sides agree on one thing: The Brett Kavanaugh proceedings made the already-fraught process of confirming judges much worse. Republicans and Democrats have felt more emboldened in recent years to oppose each other’s nominees as the focus has shifted from credentials to potential implications, such as what a nominee would mean for abortion, civil rights and government regulation, longtime participants in the process say.

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