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Senator Anquish responds

This is ass backwards ,my email to King is at the bottom his response is at the top.......man o man he is really listening to the Maine voter...

Thank you for contacting me. Please accept this automated response as acknowledgement that I have received your communication. I am honored to represent you and the State of Maine here in the United States Senate. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the staff in one of my offices; their locations and phone numbers are below.

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-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 10/6/2018 6:38:53 AM
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Subject: Judge Kavanaugh

Senator King ,you never fail to disappoint. Before you heard one word from Judge Kavanaugh's accuser you said you believed her. Your no vote just reaffirms my belief that you do not represent fair minded people in Maine.

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Agnes is always inspirational

Agnes is always inspirational-generally inspiring a gag reflex in those with an IQ over 40.

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Hey! You left out mattzine,

Hey! You left out mattzine, you sexist!

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SO BE SURE TO GET OUT AND

SO BE SURE TO GET OUT AND VOTE NEXT MONTH!
*** Eric Brakey for US Senate ***
is a no brainer, but we need to help make sure people get out and vote.

johnw
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Thank you for contacting me

At least Seanator Collins could compose a real response to questions about Kavanaugh.......albeit a form letter .

Thank you for contacting me about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the United States Supreme Court. I appreciate your taking the time to do so.

During my Senate service, I have voted to confirm six Supreme Court justices. Over the past thirty years, the Supreme Court nomination process has become increasingly contentious, and this time was no exception. In fact, the confirmation process reached, in my view, an unprecedented level of dysfunctionality – from interest groups and senators announcing their opposition to the nominee before his identity was even known, to the spreading of misrepresentations and outright falsehoods about Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial record.

I have always opposed litmus tests for judicial nominees with respect to their personal views or politics, but I fully expect all judges to put aside any and all personal preferences in deciding the cases that come before them. One thing I never consider is which political party controls the White House. As a result, I have voted for Justices Roberts and Alito, who were nominated by President Bush, Justices Sotomayor and Kagan, who were nominated by President Obama, and Justice Gorsuch, who was nominated by President Trump.

My evaluation of Judge Kavanaugh included reviewing his 12-year record on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, including his more than 300 opinions and his many speeches and law review articles. Nineteen attorneys, including lawyers from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, briefed me many times each week and assisted me in evaluating his extensive record. I met with Judge Kavanaugh for more than two hours in my office, and spoke with him a second time by phone for another hour to ask him very specific additional questions. I listened carefully to the testimony at the Judiciary Committee hearings and spoke with people who know Judge Kavanaugh personally. I also met with thousands of Mainers on both ends of the political spectrum, including survivors of sexual assault.

Throughout this process, I was alarmed and disturbed by those who suggested that unless Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination was rejected, the Senate would be condoning sexual assault. This is not true. I am grateful for the courage of those survivors with whom I spoke and who have chosen to come forward to share their experiences. I hope that in heightening public awareness, they have also lightened the burden that they had been quietly bearing for many years. Their courage is one of the many reasons why I was emphatic that the Senate investigate and evaluate the serious allegations of sexual assault.

When allegations of misconduct against Judge Kavanaugh surfaced late in the confirmation process, I called upon the Judiciary Committee to hold a public hearing at which Dr. Christine Blasey Ford could testify. I listened carefully to Professor Ford’s testimony, which I found to be sincere, painful, and compelling. I believe that she is a survivor of a sexual assault and that this trauma has upended her life. Significantly, however, none of the four witnesses named by Professor Ford could corroborate any of the events of the evening gathering where she said the assault occurred. Judge Kavanaugh forcefully denied the allegations levied against him under penalty of perjury. Following the hearing, I pushed for the FBI supplemental background investigation into the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. The FBI contacted 11 people, 10 of whom agreed to be interviewed. It produced 12 detailed reports summarizing the witness interviews as well as supporting materials cited by the witnesses.

In evaluating any given claim of misconduct, however, we will be ill served in the long run if we abandon the presumption of innocence and fairness, tempting though it may be. We must always remember that it is when passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy.

After reviewing all of the information before me, on Friday, October 5, I announced my decision to support Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. He was confirmed by a vote of 50-48. To read my full statement or watch a video of my remarks, you can visit: https://www.collins.senate.gov/newsroom/senator-collins-announces-she-wi....

Again, thank you for contacting me.

Sincerely,

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king finally responds Dear

king finally responds Dear John,
I have heard from thousands of people across the state of Maine regarding the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court and, more recently, about the allegations of sexual misconduct that have been levied against him. As you are likely aware, I made my decision to oppose Justice Kavanaugh based on my concerns about his overly rigid judicial philosophy and other issues, before these alleged incidents were disclosed. If you have yet to, I encourage you to read my full statement via the following link: https://goo.gl/EJKPbX.

In my view, Justice Kavanaugh has not shown a commitment to judicial independence and is outside the mainstream of judicial thought, demonstrating time and time again an overly narrow view of the federal government’s ability to protect individual rights and an overly broad view of a state’s right to infringe on those same freedoms. After the serious and credible allegations against Justice Kavanaugh were made public—as well as his belligerent reactions to them, I further doubted his fitness to serve on the Supreme Court. I spoke on the Senate floor about my decision the day before the final vote on the nomination, which you can view with the following link: https://goo.gl/AobvyU.

I believe Dr. Ford’s accusations are credible and should be heard and taken seriously. Soon after she and other accusers came forward, I publicly called for the FBI to reopen its background investigation on Justice Kavanaugh and conduct a robust investigation of his past conduct. While a renewed investigation did take place, I was disappointed that it was significantly limited in scope, for reasons that are not entirely clear—it did not even include interviews of Justice Kavanaugh or Dr. Ford. My review of the investigation’s findings, led me to believe that it was too superficial to either vindicate Justice Kavanaugh or validate his accusers.

I had hoped that the FBI’s nonpartisan inquiry would help us get to the truth; everyone, regardless of what their opinions are on these allegations, should have welcomed a thorough investigation that followed the facts wherever they may have led. Unfortunately it appears that the FBI was prohibited from pursuing the kind of deliberate inquiry that may have provided more clarity on this issue.

The FBI investigation aside, it is important to remember that Justice Kavanaugh’s vetting process is commensurate with a job interview, not a criminal proceeding. As such, the presumption of innocence does not apply; while we should not reject a nominee based on unsubstantiated accusations, if there they cast credible doubt on the background and character of a nominee (and that is certainly is the case with Justice Kavanaugh), then we are not bound by the laws of the courtroom in our evaluation of his or her fitness to serve. The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution provide Justice Kavanaugh the right to due process before a court of law, but do not guarantee him the right to sit on the Supreme Court. His inconsistencies, evasiveness, lack of candor, and overt partisanship, however, cast great doubt on his credibility and have indelibly undermined his appointment to the highest court in the land.

Finally, I found Justice Kavanaugh’s performance during the Ford hearing to be a striking display of partisanship, conspiratorial thinking, and personal hostility, and it raised serious questions about his temperament and commitment to judicial independence. As I watched the hearing, I was struck by the stark contrast between the measured, humble, yet confident testimony of Dr. Ford and the erratic behavior of Justice Kavanaugh. While I can empathize with his desire to defend himself, in my view someone with the kind of disposition Mr. Kavanaugh displayed during his testimony is not qualified to sit on the Supreme Court.

As you are likely aware, On October 6th, I voted against Justice Kavanaugh, although he was confirmed by a vote of 50 to 48. His judicial record is simply too unconventional, his temperament too unpredictable, and his accusers too believable for me to support him. Throughout this process your input was valuable to me, and I thank you for taking the time to outline your thoughts. Please be in touch with your perspective on other issues that come before the Senate in the future.
Best Regards,

ANGUS S. KING, JR.
United States Senator
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Please be in touch with your

Please be in touch with your views, and I will ignore them when they differ with mine, and praise them when they endorse mine.

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Melvin the two paragraphs I

Melvin the two paragraphs I highlighted just are so bullshit......

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Confident testimony of Dr.

Confident testimony of Dr. Ford? She couldn't remember any details that could be investigated!

johnw
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Melvin I truly believe

Melvin I truly believe anquish couldn’t find his own fat as ina well lit room with both hands......

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Maybe not, but I'll bet he

Maybe not, but I'll bet he can hear a hundred dollar bill hit the floor at a hundred yards.

What a douchebag.

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I've always liked "couldn't

I've always liked "couldn't hit water if he was in a boat."

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Senator King was wrong in

Senator King was wrong in asserting that Kavanaugh's record demonstrates "an overly narrow view of the federal government’s ability to protect individual rights and an overly broad view of a state’s right to infringe on those same freedoms."

Quite the opposite, in fact.

Kavanaugh's record shows he is wary of the trend toward expansion of the "administrative state," wherein federal agencies perform the roles of regulating, fact finding, and adjudication of cases.
By placing legislative, administrative, and judicial duties within the purview of unelected executive branch bureaucrats, the administrative state undermines the separation powers, gives too much power to a President, and diminishes individual rights.

Kavanaugh is regarded as a judge who would take a dim view of arguments favoring the administrative state.
That's the real reason that statists like King can't abide him.

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Ugenetoo

Ugenetoo
" I'll bet he can hear a hundred dollar bill hit the floor at a hundred yards."
Not only that but before it hits ,he can determine that it is "other people's money" not his own.

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