Supreme Court pick wins over holdout Republican, meets Democrat

Supreme Court pick wins over holdout Republican, meets Democrat

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By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Republican senator who was publicly undecided over whether to back U.S. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh threw his support behind the judge on Monday, improving chances Kavanaugh would win Senate confirmation despite a pitched battle by leading Democrats to block him. U.S. Senator Rand Paul made his announcement as Kavanaugh continued visiting senators considering his nomination, including the first Democrat he has met, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.