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Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) says he's on board with Kavanaugh's confirmation and many Democrat senators in red states are coming around as well.

Kavanaugh, who was nominated to replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, served for two years in the counsel's office and three years as staff secretary - a high-ranking position that controls the flow of documents in and out of the Oval Office.

Paul tweeted, "After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have chose to support his nomination". He said he was confident Kavanaugh would be more open to constitutional Fourth Amendment protections involving digital records and property.

Paul said that his conversation with Kavanaugh Tuesday convinced him that he would evaluate Supreme Court cases "from a textual and originalist point of view".

That's similar to the results of the HuffPost/YouGov survey taken just after Trump's July 9 announcement of the nomination, which found Americans split on Kavanaugh ― 33 percent favored his confirmation, 31 percent were opposed and 36 percent were undecided. Only a simple majority is needed to confirm Kavanaugh, after Republicans eliminated the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees past year. Joe Manchin - the first Democrat to sit down with President Trump's pick for the high court.

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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.

Last week, Sen. McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan met with Pres. Trump to argue against a shutdown, saying it would side-track their agenda, which could be put at risk if Democrats were to take back the House in November. The letter also asks for any documents that were "written by, edited by, prepared in whole or part by, under the supervision of, or at the direction of" Kavanaugh, and any record that refers to him by name, his initials or his title.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Thursday that Kavanaugh himself has portrayed his three years as Bush's staff secretary, from July 2003 to May 2006, as "the most interesting and, in many ways, among the most instructive" to his work as a federal appeals court judge. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says the president can count on his vote.

Further, Murkowski and Collins support abortion rights and Kavanaugh has been seen by abortion supporters as a potential fifth vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin became the first Democrat to meet with the nominee on Monday and Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly is expected to follow suit on August 15.

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