GOP senator warns against 'fishing expedition' for Kavanaugh documents

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh

Sen. Rand Paul announced today that he will support Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Paul's endorsement gave Kavanaugh a boost as he prepared to sit down on Monday afternoon with Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, who backed Haspel and is again seen by Republicans as a likely pickup. He also expressed concern over Kavanaugh's record on warrantless bulk collection of data and how that might apply to important privacy cases.

In a tweet on Monday, Paul said he felt comfortable supporting Kavanaugh after meeting with him in person.

Paul of Kentucky says he will back Kavanaugh despite misgivings about the judge's views on surveillance and privacy issues.

Paul followed up his initial comment with an entire series highlighting why he was backing Kavanaugh.

"My conversation with Judge Kavanaugh reinforces my belief that he will evaluate cases before the Supreme Court from a textual and originalist point of view", Paul said. Schumer says Republicans apparently plan to request a "pre-screened subset of Judge Kavanaugh's record".

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Mr. Manchin said he hadn't made up his mind, but his office released photos showing the two men shaking hands and smiling broadly as they talked for two hours.

Now that Paul backed Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, there are few Republican senators who have yet to state if they will vote to confirm Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

Senate Republicans are aiming within weeks to hold a confirmation hearing for Kavanaugh, nominated by President Donald Trump earlier this month, and to confirm him before the next Supreme Court term begins in October.

"As the senator from West Virginia, I have a constitutional responsibility to advise and consent on a nominee to fill Supreme Court vacancies and I take that responsibility seriously", he said in a statement. Manchin is the first Democratic senator to meet with Kavanaugh. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is fighting brain cancer, Republicans can not afford to lose a single GOP vote to confirm Kavanaugh if all Democrats vote "no". "Manchin making a craven political calculation once the outcome has already been decided", Morrisey said.

But Paul probably doesn't want to become the object of insanely intense pressure from both sides of the Kavanaugh battle, and particularly from conservatives who view this nomination as a crucial step in the reversal of liberal judicial precedents on issues ranging from economic regulation to voting rights to the big one: abortion.

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