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senate confirmation – how did your senator vote?

Mine did not do so well. One was OUT TO LUNCH.

The other toed the party line to a party whose top priority appears to be protection of pedophiles, psychopaths, sociopaths, and those who rape the planet and everything in it.

I am not impressed with Brett Kavanaugh, or any other big name in the District of Criminals. Heck, I suspect less than one percent of the residents therein would make my invitation list for a cup of coffee … even if they were buying … and it was spectacular coffee.

However, he had a cleaner background and less reason for denying the position than nearly any of those already sitting on that court.

This court will decide the fate of our country’s most nefarious criminals. THAT is the entire reason for the theater we just witnessed.

So who is protecting the criminals and who is not?

Here’s a look at how each senator voted.

Voted in favor of the nomination

Republicans

Lamar Alexander – Tennessee
John Barrasso – Wyoming
Roy Blunt – Missouri
John Boozman – Arkansas
Richard M Burr – North Carolina
Shelley Moore Capito – West Virginia
Bill Cassidy – Louisiana
Susan Collins – Maine
Bob Corker – Tennessee
John Cornyn – Texas
Tom Cotton – Arkansas
Michael D Crapo – Idaho
Ted Cruz – Texas
Michael B Enzi – Wyoming
Joni Ernst – Iowa
Deb Fischer – Nebraska
Jeff Flake – Arizona
Cory Gardner – Colorado
Lindsey Graham – South Carolina
Charles E Grassley – Iowa
Orrin G Hatch – Utah
Dean Heller – Nevada
John Hoeven – North Dakota
Cindy Hyde-Smith – Mississippi
James M Inhofe – Oklahoma
Johnny Isakson – Georgia
Ron Johnson – Wisconsin
John Kennedy – Louisiana
Jon Kyl – Arizona
James Lankford – Oklahoma
Mike Lee – Utah
Mitch McConnell – Kentucky
Jerry Moran – Kansas
Rand Paul – Kentucky
David Perdue – Georgia
Rob Portman – Ohio
Jim Risch – Idaho
Pat Roberts – Kansas
Michael Rounds – South Dakota
Marco Rubio – Florida
Ben Sasse – Nebraska
Tim Scott – South Carolina
Richard C Shelby – Alabama
Dan Sullivan – Alaska
John Thune – South Dakota
Thom Tillis – North Carolina
Patrick J Toomey – Pennsylvania
Roger Wicker – Mississippi
Todd Young – Indiana

Democrats

Joe Manchin III – West Virginia

Voted against the nomination

Democrats

Tammy Baldwin – Wisconsin
Michael Bennet – Colorado
Richard Blumenthal – Connecticut
Cory Booker – New Jersey
Sherrod Brown – Ohio
Maria Cantwell – Washington
Benjamin L Cardin – Maryland
Thomas R Carper – Delaware
Bob Casey – Pennsylvania
Chris Coons – Delaware
Catherine Cortez Masto – Nevada
Joe Donnelly – Indiana
Tammy Duckworth – Illinois
Richard J Durbin – Illinois
Dianne Feinstein – California
Kirsten Gillibrand – New York
Kamala Harris – California
Maggie Hassan – New Hampshire
Martin Heinrich – New Mexico
Heidi Heitkamp – North Dakota
Mazie K Hirono – Hawaii
Doug Jones – Alabama
Tim Kaine – Virginia
Angus King – Maine
Amy Klobuchar – Minnesota
Patrick J Leahy – Vermont
Edward J Markey – Massachusetts
Claire McCaskill – Missouri
Robert Menendez – New Jersey
Jeff Merkley – Oregon
Christopher S Murphy – Connecticut
Patty Murray – Washington
Bill Nelson – Florida
Gary Peters – Michigan
Jack Reed – Rhode Island
Bernie Sanders – Vermont
Brian Schatz – Hawaii
Chuck Schumer – New York
Jeanne Shaheen – New Hampshire
Tina Smith – Minnesota
Debbie Stabenow – Michigan
Jon Tester – Montana
Tom Udall – New Mexico
Chris Van Hollen – Maryland
Mark Warner – Virginia
Elizabeth Warren – Massachusetts
Sheldon Whitehouse – Rhode Island
Ron Wyden – Oregon

Voted ‘present’

Republican Lisa Murkowski – Alaska (Murkowski was opposed to the nomination, but voted “present” as a courtesy to Montana Senator Daines who is out of town)

Not present

Republican Steve Daines – Montana (Daines was away for his daughter’s wedding, but he would have voted in favour of Kavanaugh)

I was quite disappointed in Daines for his irresponsible absence in such a tight vote. I appreciate the deal he and Murkowski made to net out their opposing votes, but dang, this was a squeaker and crucial to getting this country through the swamp draining process. There would be absolutely nobody in his daughter’s wedding party who would not understand his being late or the event changing in some way to accommodate the vote. Chartered planes are easily afforded in those circles.