Skip to comments.Republican Sen. Scott Brown Won't Back Kagan
Posted on 08/05/2010 12:35:33 PM PDT by maddog55
Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts says he'll vote against confirming Elena Kagan to be a Supreme Court justice. The first-term senator was widely regarded as a potential Republican vote for President Barack Obama's nominee, who already has the backing of five other Republicans and is assured of confirmation by the Democratic-controlled Senate. Brown announced his plans Thursday just hours before the Senate vote. Brown says in a statement that he considers Kagan brilliant, but that he can't vote for a Supreme Court nominee who doesn't have judicial or courtroom experience. Kagan has served as the Obama administration's solicitor general and has been dean of Harvard Law School. © Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Wait five minutes...something will distract him.
Let’s hope he sticks to it. I don’t trust him an inch.
5 Republicans voting a Communist on the SCOTUS. They gotta go!
Yeah, he needs his back scratched again.
This is a meaningless pander vote to the base that elected him. He probably got permission from Kerry to vote against her.
What a phony.
What a lib!
If he sticks to this decision... he proves he is better than kennedy.
Right you are. This is a vote that means nothing. He is voting against her because he needs some street ‘cred to make up for his disastrous vote on Financial Regulation Reform.
he playing the game, he kown they have the vote for her
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mcconnell need you tell any one that vote for her will not get a committee chairmentship next year we are now in a war for FREEDOMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Hopefully he won’t see any shiny metal before he actually votes.
There is no more vote trading.
If you cant do it 100% of the time, then you might as well not be there.
He decided he doesn’t want to be there.
Absolutely right. The only reason he’ll change his mind is that he knows he’s covered and is trying to mitigate the hit he took on the other thing he voted for. Happens all the time. He’s a POS, he revealed himself already. I’m surprised, his being from Mass. , that he would choose to vote against Haavaad girl Kagan.
I’d rather he have voted for this and the damn extension of unemployment and held strong against that disastrous Financial Reg bill. He went sideways on the worst bill of all, and is holding strong on things where it doesn’t matter.
While I sent money to Scott Brown’s campaign, he’s not my favorite and I don’t plan to send any again. That being said, he is far better than the “Dingbat Twins” or Mike Castle.
Brown waited until Kagan had already secured enough votes for confirmation before he announced this, that makes it a completely hollow gesture.
He’s an empty suit.
He’s doing his best to make sure that Kerry likes him:
I think the way she treated the military recruiters at Harvard has something to do with it.
Kerry is an arrogant fool. I happen to know that his "Do you know who I am?" is something that he actually does ask of people. Massachusetts is an extremely difficult place to be a conservative, and these two are perfect examples of why.
Brown is an idiot for calling Kagan “brilliant”. What a moron.
You’re right and he did.
No doubt because he KNEW she was a lock to be confirmed!!!!
The people of Mass. care about the military?
This vote is quite Romney-like. Wait until the deal is cinched, then vote against it to show he’s a conservative or whatever point he’s trying to make.
Also very Democrat- they jockey to see who gets to vote against a controversial bill when they are up for election.
A nothing votes nothing.
She should be hung... not confirmed. Good for Brown!
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