The endorsement gives Kavanaugh a boost as he prepares to sit down Monday afternoon with Sen.
Klayman put Kavanaugh at odds with Paul, who has repeatedly maintained that, "the bulk collection of all Americans' phone records all of the time is a direct violation of the Fourth Amendment".
Paul of Kentucky says he will back Kavanaugh despite misgivings about the judge's views on surveillance and privacy issues.
There was some concern that Paul would oppose Kavanaugh's nomination after he raised concerns over the judge's record on privacy rights.
- Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 30, 2018In 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.
Republicans, however, have now "declined to sign a bipartisan document request or Judge Kavanaugh's complete record", wrote Schumer, who said he's concerned that only those documents that have been "pre-screened and approved by the private legal team" will be disclosed to the Senate.
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He said the conversation never should have been recorded in the first place, let alone released in the media. "When Mr. McDougal later sued, claiming that AMI paid for the story with the intention of burying it to protect Trump.
Mr. Manchin said he hadn't made up his mind, but his office released photos showing the two men shaking hands and smiling broadly as they talked for two hours.
"I have chose to support his nomination", said Paul in a statement. She was confirmed anyway, thanks to Democratic swing votes.
Democrats and Republicans have sparred in particular this week over Kavanaugh's staff secretary records. "Manchin making a craven political calculation once the outcome has already been decided", Morrisey said.
Republicans have a narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate.
Although he was initially teetering on the brink of voting to confirm Kavanaugh, Paul had said Kavanaugh "may be a lot better than a Clinton appointee"- in this case, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Schumer and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary panel, have said that doesn't go almost far enough and negotiations over a bipartisan agreement on the official request for Kavanaugh's documents has been at an impasse. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have vowed to take their time in evaluating Kavanaugh, and have both expressed concern that he might rule against Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 decision recognizing a woman's right to have an abortion.