Constituents lined as much as give Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiHow Kavanaugh got the votes Murkowski says she opposes Kavanaugh’s nomination, but will vote ‘present’ Senate set for rare all-night session ahead of Kavanaugh vote MORE (R-Alaska) flowers on Friday after she turned the one Republican to vote towards advancing the Supreme Court docket nomination of Brett Kavanaugh after a number of allegations of sexual misconduct had been introduced towards him.
Footage captured on Friday night reveals Murkowski’s workplace flooded with Alaskans ready to present the senator flowers simply hours after she mentioned that she would oppose Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court docket nomination.
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“I shall be a no tomorrow,” Murkowski mentioned on the Senate ground Friday after describing how she had come to lean towards voting to substantiate Kavanaugh to the excessive court docket, citing his file as a circuit court docket choose and lawyer.
Murkowski additionally referred to the choose’s combative testimony earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee final week whereas referencing the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, which states that judges ought to act in a manner always that upholds the “public confidence” and avoids “the looks of impropriety.”
“After the listening to that we watched final week, final Thursday, it … was changing into clearer that that look of impropriety has change into unavoidable,” she mentioned.
“I consider that Decide Kavanaugh is an efficient man. He is an excellent man. … However, in my conscience, as a result of that is how I’ve to vote … I couldn’t conclude that he’s the proper individual for the court docket right now,” Murkowski mentioned.