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Sen. King Confirms He's a 'No' Vote on Kavanaugh Nomination

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    Sen. King Confirms He's a 'No' Vote on Kavanaugh Nomination
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    Independent Sen. Angus King has confirmed he's a "no'' vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, saying the "stakes are too high'' to grant him a lifetime appointment.

    King said he's concerned about the nominee's "overly rigid judicial philosophy,'' his "very broad view'' of presidential power, the lack of documents provided to senators, and the millions spent by conservative groups promoting him through TV ads.

    King said the existence of a "dark money'' campaign is probably more telling about his philosophy "than any opinion, speech, or Senate testimony.''

    King said he listened to Mainers, and he thinks Republican President Donald Trump's nominee would vote to repeal Roe vs. Wade legalizing abortion. He said that when "all is said and done, I have no choice but to vote no.''

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    Some Leavenworth County, Kansas, officials are calling for Commissioner Louis Klemp's resignation after he insulted a black woman who had just presented a land-use study to the commission. "I don't want you to think I am picking on you because we are part of the master race. You have a gap in your teeth. We are part of the master race, don't you forget that," Klemp said. 

    (Published Friday, Nov. 16, 2018)

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