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PartyStateNameSeat up
Link to Statement
SummaryNotes
McConnell Precedent?
Hard No?
Russia/Mueller Investigation?
Federalist/Heritage
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AlabamaRichard Shelby2022
https://twitter.com/SenShelby/status/1016506609319718913
Supportive/Praise
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Doug Jones2020None available
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AlaskaLisa Murkowski2022
https://twitter.com/lisamurkowski/status/1016511545340293125
Emphasizes Process, Hasn't Met, "Rigorous" Vetting
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Dan Sullivan2020
https://twitter.com/SenDanSullivan/status/1016512648568066049
Positive, Emphasizes Process
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ArizonaJohn McCain2022
https://twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain/status/1016513307405111297
Positive, Emphasizes Process
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Jeff Flake2018None available
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ArkansasJohn Boozman2022
https://twitter.com/JohnBoozman/status/1016493870014697472
Positive, Emphasizes Process
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Tom Cotton2020
https://www.cotton.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=975
Positive, Emphasizes Process
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CaliforniaDianne Feinstein2018
https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/1016509949986435073
Negative, focused on K's views.
One of several negative tweets, though no promise to vote no. All focused on K's opinions, not on process/legitimacy.
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Kamala Harris2022
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1016493586462990336
Fundamental threat, promises to vote no.1
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ColoradoMichael Bennet2022
https://twitter.com/SenBennetCO/status/1016512316395917312
"Grave concerns" incl about checking executive power, but no promise to vote no.
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Cory Gardner2020
https://twitter.com/SenCoryGardner/status/1016494808607657984
Neutral, emphasizes process, calls out other Senators for "knee-jerk" reaction.
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ConnecticutRichard Blumenthal2022
https://twitter.com/SenBlumenthal/status/1016522912193445888
Promises to vote no, emphasizes K's extreme views, connects those views to special prosecutor/executive power.
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Chris Murphy2018
https://twitter.com/ChrisMurphyCT/status/1016502056679608320
One of a series of tweets critical of K's views, promises to vote no.
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DelawareTom Carper2018
https://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?id=B6E04687-873E-4C15-9336-5E0F7FEA7409
Invokes the "McConnell Standard" to say no new SC Justice til after the 2018 election. First to bring up Garland. Also brings up investigation into Trump campaign.
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Chris Coons2020
https://twitter.com/ChrisCoons/status/1016502560008622087
Emphasizes process, promises to meet with K and assess his views, positions, etc. but no talk of illegitimacy.
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FloridaBill Nelson2018
https://twitter.com/SenBillNelson/status/1016490488222937094
Promises to meet with K and ask about his views on various issues, will not decide until after that. No illegitimacy talk.
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Marco Rubio2022
https://twitter.com/SenRubioPress/status/1016495975618277376
Positive, promises to meet with K and assess views, calls out Dems for having made up minds already.
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GeorgiaJohnny Isakson2022
https://twitter.com/SenatorIsakson/status/1016497632196382720
Positive/praise, promises vote before the end of the session.
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David Perdue2020
https://twitter.com/sendavidperdue/status/1016493945076019200
Positive/praise for K.
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HawaiiBrian Schatz2022None available
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Mazie Hirono2018
https://twitter.com/maziehirono/status/1016488780071567361
K "has not earned benefit of the doubt", expresses concerns about his views, including his views towards Trump lawsuits/investigations.
Properly threaded tweets!
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IdahoMike Crapo2022
https://twitter.com/MikeCrapo/status/1016489734334484480
Positive praise for K.
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Jim Risch2020
https://twitter.com/SenatorRisch/status/1016496271006339072
Very positive.
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IllinoisDick Durbin2020
https://twitter.com/SenatorDurbin/status/1016501020778749952
Expresses grave concerns, notes ongoing Russia investigation, but no promise of a vote against, and later tweets talk about what documents committee will need to vet.
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Tammy Duckworth2022
https://twitter.com/SenDuckworth/status/1016511635522015235
Three tweets about process (McConnell precedent) and substance (Trump wants to end coverage for pre-existing, etc.), but no specific discussion of K.
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IndianaJoe Donnelly2018
https://twitter.com/SenDonnelly/status/1016499063724834816
Neutral, promises to carefully consider.
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Todd Young2022
https://twitter.com/SenToddYoung/status/1016496723420729345
Positive/praise.
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IowaChuck Grassley2022
https://twitter.com/ChuckGrassley/status/1016500364949032961
No formal statement, but implicit praise/endorsement? And also did media round called K "superb"
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Joni Ernst2020
https://twitter.com/SenJoniErnst/status/1016499995732738048
Very positive.
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KansasPat Roberts2020
https://twitter.com/SenPatRoberts/status/1016492417250418688
Congrats, emphasizes process.
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Jerry Moran2022
https://twitter.com/JerryMoran/status/1016493294782730241
Positive/praise, emphasize process.
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KentuckyMitch McConnell2020
https://twitter.com/SenateMajLdr/status/1016492508526850049
Positive/praise.
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Rand Paul2022
https://twitter.com/RandPaul/status/1016489038595940353
Neutral/ "open mind"
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LouisianaBill Cassidy2020
https://twitter.com/BillCassidy/status/1016500534210068485
Positive/praise, emphasize process.
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John Kennedy2022
https://www.kennedy.senate.gov/public/press-releases?id=83771E3B-426E-475B-916B-114BAA69DFA1
Positive/praise, emphasize process.
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MaineSusan Collins2020
https://twitter.com/SenatorCollins/status/1016498495614746626
Positive/praise, emphasize process.
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Angus King2018
https://twitter.com/SenAngusKing/status/1016502680561356801
Skeptical, concerned about Trump picking from a Federalist society list, expresses willingness to vote no.. but no talk of Garland, Russia, or McConnell standard.
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MarylandBen Cardin2018
https://twitter.com/SenatorCardin/status/1016517465650728961
Expresses concerns, mentions McConnell precedent, discusses K's extreme views, no promises to vote no.
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Chris Van Hollen2022
https://twitter.com/ChrisVanHollen/status/1016496284251901952
Says he does not support, based on K's views. Vague mention of Trump admin's disregard for rule of law, but nothing on McConnell nor on Russia/Mueller.
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MassachusettsElizabeth Warren2018
https://twitter.com/SenWarren/status/1016501027955240965
Promises to vote no, incl. mention that K thinks Presidents are above the law.
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Ed Markey2020
https://twitter.com/SenMarkey/status/1016502962477322240
Calls on Senate to reject, based on K's extreme views.
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MichiganDebbie Stabenow2018None available
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Gary Peters2020None available
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MinnesotaAmy Klobuchar2018
https://twitter.com/amyklobuchar/status/1016501082040819713
Expresses "Serious concerns" based on substantive views.
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Tina Smith2018
https://twitter.com/SenTinaSmith/status/1016497533999337472
Opposes K. 1
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MississippiRoger Wicker2018
https://twitter.com/SenatorWicker/status/1016494025363329024
Positive/praise/
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Cindy Hyde-Smith2018
https://twitter.com/TeamHydeSmith/status/1016500723708825600
Supports, calls out opponent for being a Never-Trumper!
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MissouriClaire McCaskill2018
https://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/media-center/news-releases/mccaskill-statement-on-supreme-court-nomination-kavanaugh
"Looks forward to meeting with" him, and notes that McCaskill has voted for 2/3 of Trump's nominees!
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Roy Blunt2022
https://twitter.com/RoyBlunt/status/1016496454167343105
Positive/praise/
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MontanaJon Tester2018
https://twitter.com/SenatorTester/status/1016499967605854210
emphasizes process, "put politics aside"
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Steve Daines2020
None available, though a live tweet pic of POTUS with nominee
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NebraskaDeb Fischer2018
https://twitter.com/SenatorFischer/status/1016496035693293568
Positive/emphasize process.
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Ben Sasse2020
https://twitter.com/SenSasse/status/1016499592823824385
"This isn't the apocalypse." Calls out Dems, calls for normal process basically.
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NevadaDean Heller2018
https://twitter.com/SenDeanHeller/status/1016496843864399873
Positive/praise.
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Catherine Cortez Masto
2022
https://twitter.com/SenCortezMasto/status/1016494662872453120
neutral, emphasizes process
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New HampshireJeanne Shaheen2020
https://twitter.com/SenatorShaheen/status/1016492121153564673
Mentions list of policy areas, "will only support Kavanaugh if...", no crisis talk no McConnell talk no Russia.
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Maggie Hassan2022
https://twitter.com/SenatorHassan/status/1016496683256082432
Strong concerns, mentions substantive areas, mentions McConnell standard/precedent being violated, no promise to vote no.
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New JerseyBob Menendez2018
https://twitter.com/SenatorMenendez/status/1016467259085213697
A bunch of Tweets, promises a no vote, "theft" of previous SC seat, #StopKavanaugh
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Cory Booker2020
https://www.booker.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=823
Lots of crisis talk. Promises to vote no. Mentions criminal investigations.
Also a bunch of tweets
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New MexicoTom Udall2020
https://twitter.com/SenatorTomUdall/status/1016493571862454272
Emphasizes how rightwing groups picked Kavanaugh, opposes nomination, says Senate should not even consider.
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Martin Heinrich2018
https://twitter.com/MartinHeinrich/status/1016511819572236288
"democratic institutions under attack" no nominee consideration
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New YorkChuck Schumer2022
https://twitter.com/SenSchumer/status/1016493013143605248
Strong opposition, Federalist/Heritage line, nothing on Russia/investigations.
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Kirsten Gillibrand2018
https://twitter.com/SenGillibrand/status/1016492820922814464
Pledges no vote, emphasizes substance/Roe/etc.
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North CarolinaRichard Burr2022
https://twitter.com/SenatorBurr/status/1016496303050813440
Positive
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Thom Tillis2020
https://www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=735EF1A8-7E47-4841-BCE1-BD461384FB53#.W0S5GQMF1TU.twitter
Positive, calls out colleagues to ignore "special interests" and consider the candidate
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North DakotaJohn Hoeven2022
https://twitter.com/SenJohnHoeven/status/1016499986916356096
Positive
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Heidi Heitkamp2018
https://twitter.com/SenatorHeitkamp/status/1016489081612701698
Neutral, Mentions her support of Gorsuch and importance of process.
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OhioSherrod Brown2018
https://twitter.com/SenSherrodBrown/status/1016493799089065985
Serious concerns, plans to review, no promises, no illegitimacy talk.
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Rob Portman2022
https://twitter.com/senrobportman/status/1016674475398651904
Positive
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OklahomaJim Inhofe2020
https://twitter.com/JimInhofe/status/1016500355134361600
positive
Full statement: https://www.inhofe.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/inhofe-praises-nomination-of-judge-kavanaugh
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James Lankford2022
https://twitter.com/SenatorLankford/status/1016490865219592192
Positive
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OregonRon Wyden2022
https://twitter.com/RonWyden/status/1016497289391730690
Oppposes Kavanaugh strongly, focuses on Roe/choice.
Several other tweets
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Jeff Merkley2020
https://twitter.com/SenJeffMerkley/status/1016507186279780357
Opposes, focuses on Kavanaugh's views on Presidential immunity/crisis talk, also on various other issues.
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PennsylvaniaBob Casey Jr.2018
https://www.casey.senate.gov/newsroom/releases/casey-trump-supreme-court-pick-represents-a-corrupt-bargain-and-i-will-oppose-it
"Corrupt bargain", Heritage, 11
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Pat Toomey2022
https://twitter.com/SenToomey/status/1016496450488791040
Positive
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Rhode IslandJack Reed2020
https://twitter.com/SenJackReed/status/1016505867607461893
Opposed, mentions Russia investigations, mentions opposition to lower court confirmation!
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Sheldon Whitehouse
2018
https://twitter.com/SenWhitehouse/status/1016515410966011904
Concerns, Kavanaugh "must convince me" he'll be independent.
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South CarolinaLindsey Graham2020
https://twitter.com/LindseyGrahamSC/status/1016505403633487872
Super positive
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Tim Scott2022
https://twitter.com/SenatorTimScott/status/1016497333926756352
Positive
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South DakotaJohn Thune2022
https://twitter.com/SenJohnThune/status/1016497576869277696
Positive
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Mike Rounds2020
https://twitter.com/SenatorRounds/status/1016495820051533824
Quote tweets himself instead of threading, but positive.
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TennesseeLamar Alexander2020
https://twitter.com/SenAlexander/status/1016496907068280832
positive
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Bob Corker2018
https://twitter.com/SenBobCorker/status/1016491696916443136
positive
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TexasJohn Cornyn2020
https://twitter.com/cbs11jack/status/1016494310806704128
positive, "disappointed' some dems have already rejected him
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Ted Cruz2018
https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1016637501505769473
positive, calls out Democrats for trying to stop the nomination
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UtahOrrin Hatch2018
https://twitter.com/senorrinhatch?lang=en
Couldn't find the definitive statement quickly, but positive, and calling out Dems
A bunch of positive tweets
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Mike Lee2022
https://twitter.com/SenMikeLee/status/1016491944858603521
positive
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VermontPatrick Leahy2022
https://twitter.com/SenatorLeahy/status/1016496446839971840
Federalist/Heritage. "Heavy burden" on Kavanaugh to explain views. No promises to vote one way or another.
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Bernie Sanders2018
https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1016507011943620613
Opposes strongly.1
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VirginiaMark Warner2020
https://twitter.com/MarkWarner/status/1016491242098757632
Series of tweets, lots of concerns, Federalist Society again, plan to "carefully judge" Kavanaugh's record.
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Tim Kaine2018
https://twitter.com/timkaine/status/1016495009577791489
"wondering" if K will be independent of President. No commitments.
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WashingtonPatty Murray2022
https://twitter.com/PattyMurray/status/1016494861229359104
Opposes, calls on everyone to oppose. Focuses on health care.
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Maria Cantwell2018
https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/news/press-releases/cantwell-statement-on-president-trumps-supreme-court-nominee-
"grave concerns" on health care and net neutrality?
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West VirginiaJoe Manchin2018
https://twitter.com/Sen_JoeManchin/status/1016496968741335040
Concerns re pre-existing conditions/health care, but looking forward to meeting with Kavanaugh
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Shelley Moore Capito
2020
https://twitter.com/SenCapito/status/1016505344254717952
positive
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WisconsinRon Johnson2022
https://twitter.com/SenRonJohnson/status/1016497041151877121
positive
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Tammy Baldwin2018
https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/press-releases/baldwin-statement-on-nomination-of-judge-brett-kavanaugh-for-supreme-court
Mentions health care, choice, etc. but then just says will be looking at these issues as she reviews the nomination.
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WyomingMike Enzi2020
https://www.enzi.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/news-releases?ID=2C96A680-DF98-4F07-91DE-1B66617CF19E
positive, mentions previous vote to confirm
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