Day three of #SCOTUS hearings, all. Live stream here:
Remember: you can easily call your Senators with this call tool.
Let's support Booker and Durbin, by calling your Senators: 202-224-3121.

.@SenFeinstein is now asking Kavanaugh about a 2003 email raising doubt Roe v. Wade is settled law/a correct law.

Kavanaugh, as yesterday, is trying to circumvent the question by citing nominee precedent.
And more context on the Roe v. Wade email:
Feinstein's currently asking about the Bush signing statement related to the McCain Torture Amendment. Context from Charlie Savage's Power Wars here:

(Also: I encourage all of you to buy/check-out the book. It's helpful context for a lot of what Kavanaugh is asked about.)
!! Take the time to read this. These are the four documents mentioned by @CoryBooker at the Kavanaugh hearing:…
Seriously, all. @CoryBooker followed through. He released the emails:…
"A newly disclosed email shows Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has questioned whether the 1973 Roe v. Wade case on abortion access is settled law."

Take this seriously. Call your Senators. 202-224-312.…
.@amyklobuchar is now asking Kavanaugh if he thinks Brown v. Board of Education is settled law.

Kavanaugh keeps saying the ruling was one of SCOTUS's greatest moments, but keeps circumventing requests to say it's settled law.
Ok, I went back to find the video of #Kavanaugh referring to birth control as an "abortion-inducing drug", when being questioned by Cruz.

Call your Senators. 202-224- 312. #BlockBrett #SCOTUS

Alternative link:
To be clear: it's my understanding Kavanaugh's essentially quoting, with more context in the quote tweet. But his lack of care with words/misstating of the case, should ALSO be extreme cause for concern.

This should alarm you. Kavanaugh's memory always mysteriously becomes spotty when asked questions like this one. (Call your Senators)

.@CoryBooker is facing off with #Kavanaugh again. Watch.…
! Booker just:

1. Referred the Access Hollywood incident,
2. told Kavanaugh he thinks this entire confirmation process is rigged, and is asking Kavanaugh to respond, and
3. He's now referencing the anonymous op-ed.

My fellow Asians: @SenKamalaHarris now challenging Kavanaugh on the Chinese Exclusion Act, (or Chae Chan Ping v. United States) and if he thinks it was ruled correctly. And whether he was aware it's never been overturned.

Unsurprisingly, he's hemming and hawing w/ his answer.
I don't want to say they can and will come for us, but.

Call your Senators. 202-224-3121 or use #BlockBrett
More context on Harris's question and Kavanaugh's refusal to respond:
.@CoryBooker continuing his questioning. Currently asking about LGBTQ rights, and wants to know if Kavanaugh thinks it's okay to fire someone if they're gay.

As per, Kavanaugh is refusing to answer. You know the drill: call your Senators. 202- 224- 3121.…
Booker pointedly asks Kavanaugh if he's ever presided over or officiated over a gay marriage. Kavanaugh: "I have not." #SCOTUS

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Starting to see the (inevitable) hot takes come out on why the Senate Democrats couldn't stop Kavanaugh.

Say it with me now: 🗣 They don't have the majority. 🗣

But good news. We can change that. Here's a quick refresher.
1. At present, the Senate breakdown is 51/49, with the Democrats in the majority.

(Picture (C) - CNN)
2. Confirmation votes and specific forms of legislation usually only require a simple majority or 51 votes, which is *why* it's been so hard to stop cabinet appointments and parts of the Trump agenda.

It's also why it feels like we've had to beg Republicans every key vote.
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Ok. Let's recap what's going on, since Twitter is chaotic ATM.

1. McConnell just filed cloture. Here's what that means:

2. This is despite the fact no Senators have seen the FBI report - yet. They're not seeing it until tomorrow morning.

The report is being released to Senators/staffers ONLY.

3. The FBI investigation has been completed w/ over 40 people not being interviewed. We cannot forget this as we're calling our Senators.

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Ok, all. It's officially Wednesday, so here's what's next w/ #Kavanaugh.

1. The FBI investigation will likely be concluded today. The report will likely be filed (TBD) w/o an interview Dr. Ford, or classmates listed by Deborah Ramirez, and no Julie Swetnick.
E.g. A story covering how the FBI won't interview Dr. Ford.…

In other words, we can hope for the best when it comes to the investigation, but we're mostly likely going to get the worst.
There's also debate on whether the report will be released to the public. Mitch McConnell says hell no. Other Senators disagree. Keep this in mind for some of our next steps.…
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New thread of scripts for Judiciary Senators. #SCOTUS #Kavanaugh

1. Chairman Grassley. His achilles heel seems to be accusations of being unethical. Get him on that. Remember: only he can pull the vote.

DC: 202-224-3744

Link to regional offices here:…
2. Orrin Hatch.

DC office: 202-224-5251
3. Lindsey Graham.

DC office: 202-224-5972…

Remember, he's former Air Force. Remind him his duty is to country over party.
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Sep 27, 2018
Morning all: If you're looking for links to watch this morning's testimony, start here.…
Candidly: we're not off to a good start. Clear bias as Grassley opens by stating there wasn't a "whiff" of allegations when Kavanaugh was investigated by the FBI, and scolds Feinstein for not revealing the letter. In front of Dr. Ford.

Please call your Senators. (202) 224-3121.
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