Collins 44-minute address was a robust defense of Kavanaugh’s judicial record and a dissection of the sexual assault allegations levied against him by Christine Blasey Ford.
The spectacle of Republicans holding open a politically charged vote for a decisive absentee to return to Washington is likely to feed the anger of Kavanaugh’s critics.
At a campaign rally in Mississippi, Trump suggested that Leahy had a drinking problem while riffing about the Democratic chairmen who might be in charge come January if Republicans lose their Senate majority.
The statement, made at a town hall event in Massachusetts, is her most explicit acknowledgment yet of her presidential ambitions.
The 10 Democrats and nine Republicans making the pledge belong to the Problem Solvers Caucus, a group of centrist lawmakers who have sought to bridge partisan divides.
Many House members propose rule change on the selection of new leader.
The Congressional Leadership Fund has reserved TV ad time in six new House races, including for the seat being vacated by Speaker Paul D. Ryan.
“It was more than obvious to me that she bore the scars of what she had been subjected to,” said Rep. Anna Eshoo, who met in July with Christine Blasey Ford.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is starting to spend ads attacking Washington corruption in a sign that the issue could be starting to move voters ahead of the midterms.
House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said in a policy address that Democrats will show “commitment to restoring to the American people the assurance their government works for them.”
The measure attempts to address a Supreme Court ruling limiting what can be considered a “crime of violence” by immigration courts; most Democrats opposed it.
House Republicans are entertaining a proposal that would force members who defy party leaders to account for themselves and risk losing their committee assignments.
GOP lawmakers argue that their personal brand, a strong economy and a Democratic Party veering left will help them win reelection in November despite strong head winds.
Pelosi and Hoyer suggest that Democrats must be ready to go if voters return them to power.
The news from the Arizona senator and two-time presidential candidate prompted an outpouring of sympathy and acclaim from Republicans and Democrats.
The measure from Reps. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), however, would not force any sitting members to step down from a current board position.