Editor, Karen Bowen discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal

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For their commitment to the conservative legal agenda further analysis now from karen bowen washington editor at usa today karen what else about him is by far the most experienced and he has an extensive record tied to president george w bush and has worked in the bush administration before he was nominated there was some talk that maybe his ties to bush and his having worked for rush would be a mark against him in trump's new given trump's tensions with the bush family so the likes for mr cavanaugh would be what here the lights were cabin on cabin on the many pluses for cabin include the back that he is a very popular pick with conservatives he's somebody who's really gonna excite the activists who have been awaiting the fact that he has such an extensive record will really put a lot of inserted minds at ease over how he may rule when he's on the court so the senate battle that shaping up here looks like what at this point karen that we learned anything over the past couple of weeks what we learned is that the chances of the nominee being confirmed they're pretty high given the fact that republicans have a majority in the senate even though at the slim majority they don't need supermajority so that help with going to be key is whether any republican susan collins notably or lisa murkowski whether either of those two republican senators break ranks if they were to break ranks back that could cause problems for the nomination on the flip side of that though there are definitely some democrats who could break ranks with their party and vote in favor of trump's pick those include democrats in red states who are wanting in some of these closely watched senate races donnelley in indiana is is one to watch others as well how will things work is slightly off subject but with senator mccain obviously battling brain cancer and not in washington much of the time what happens can can we not count on him actually voting at all can vote in absentia mccain not being there he he can't vote in a censure that's that's my understanding all although i'll double check that for you so if it were to come down to a tie then mike pence could be brought in to be the tiebreaker but you know it's it's not it's not likely to come down to that when the interesting about this whole process is the fact that it did not leak out in advance and mrs very unusual for the trump president trump likes with drama these big events and seems to be based on his tweets and his comment very excited about making a big splash with the supreme court tech but you know we've seen throughout the presidency for the past year and a half it seems like there aren't that many secrets that are that are capped in terms of personnel decisions usually they're tallow graft pretty far in advance and so one thing that is really interesting about this one is that they kept it under wraps thanks karen that is karen bokram washington editor at usa today thirteen.

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