Bonjean: No One Expects Rand Paul to Actually Vote Against Brett Kavanaugh

The Daily Beast
July 24, 2018


So why is Paul bothering to air his reservations at all? Ron Bonjean, a former Republican Senate leadership aide who helped usher then-Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch through the confirmation process, said some of the GOP holdouts in the Gorsuch fight wanted to make a point to the White House.

“Several Republicans seemed as if they were on the fence last time because they wanted to make sure that the White House was not taking the nuclear option for granted and that the Gorsuch team was doing all it could to get him confirmed,” he said, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) decision to change the rules to apply a 50-vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees. “That’s why we created the ‘no stone unturned’ campaign to showcase the effort being made to court Senate Democrat votes and how difficult it was to achieve.”

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