Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Thursday afternoon she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, all but guaranteeing that President Trump’s selection to replace retired justice and swing vote Anthony Kennedy will be confirmed. Moments later, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) also announced his support.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford are set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. Last night, Judiciary Committee Republicans revealed that they have interviewed a man “who believes he, not Dr. Kavanaugh, had the encounter with Dr. Ford in 1982.”
On Tuesday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced the selection of Jon Kyl to succeed the late Senator John McCain in Washington. Kyl, 76, who served 18 years as a senator and held the position of minority whip, was once considered one of the most powerful Republicans in the U.S. Senate.
In light of the current abortion situation in the U.S., a rising chorus of leading Evangelical women called the Senate to stop its rush to confirm a replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court and put a “Pause on the Culture Wars”. A significant core of leading Evangelical men has now joined the women’s call.
With the recent passage in the California House Bill 2943, the state legislature is attempting to go where no government has ever gone before in regulating speech and religious thought. This new bill would not only prevent Christians from discussing what the Bible teaches about morality, but it could also put the Bible on their newest banned book list using the issue of gay rights.