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US SC nominee Kavanaugh's fate undecided, but Trump sure to be a winner

Even if Kavanaugh is rejected, the battle to save his nomination in the face of sexual misconduct allegations has jolted a slumbering Republican base to life just ahead of the November 6 elections

Reuters  |  WASHINGTON 

The ugly partisan brawl over US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation remains undecided, but President Donald Trump appears likely to come out on top regardless of the outcome. If Kavanaugh is confirmed by the Senate in a vote planned on Saturday, Trump will have succeeded in placing his second justice on the top US court and fulfilled his pledge to solidify its conservative majority. Even if Kavanaugh is rejected, the battle to save his nomination in the face of sexual misconduct allegations has jolted a slumbering Republican base to life just ahead of the ...

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First Published: Fri, October 05 2018. 11:25 IST
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