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Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote: Rand Paul to support

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“After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have
decided to support his nomination,” Paul wrote
on Twitter. “No one will ever completely agree with a nominee
(unless of course, you are the nominee). Each nominee however,
must be judged on the totality of their views character and
opinions.”

“In reviewing his record on other privacy cases like
Jones, and through my conversation with him, I have hope that
in light of the new precedent in Carpenter v. United States,
Judge Kavanaugh will be more open to a Fourth Amendment that
protects digital records and property,” he added.

Paul also noted that his is “not a single-issue vote, and
much of my reading and conversation has been in trying to
figure out exactly how good Judge Kavanaugh will be on other
issues before the Court.”

While Paul had previously been skeptical of Kavanaugh,
not many Republicans were worried about what his ultimate
position was going to be. Still, there remains a handful of
undecided senators, including abortion-rights supporting
Republicans like Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa
Murkowski of Alaska.

In addition, a group of Democrats up for reelection in
conservative states are still undecided on President Donald
Trump’s key nominee.

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