Bob Corker (R - TN) Likely Yes 2018 election seat

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(Statements last updated September 24, 2018 10:54 PM -04:00.)

September 18: After learning of the allegation, Chairman @ChuckGrassley took immediate action to ensure both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh have the opportunity to be heard, in public or private. Republicans extended a hand in good faith. If we don’t hear from both sides on Monday, let’s vote. (Twitter)

September 16: In a statement, Corker said a delay “would be best for all involved, including the nominee. If she does want to be heard, she should do so promptly.” (The Washington Post)

July 19: “I had a great meeting today with Judge Kavanaugh and think he is a superb nominee,” said Corker. “It is inspiring to me to see someone of his caliber, who has dedicated his life in the fashion that he has, have this opportunity to serve on the Supreme Court. He answered the questions that I asked very clearly, succinctly and professionally, and I don’t think the meeting could have gone any better. I thank him for his desire to serve our country. I will certainly watch Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, but assuming there are no surprises there, I plan to enthusiastically support his nomination.” (senate.gov)

July 16: The politician, who is weighing a run against the president, urged the Foreign Relations Committee chairman to use his procedural leverage in the Senate to halt Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court as payback for Trump’s refusal on Monday to acknowledge Russia’s election meddling. Nothing doing, the retiring senator responded. “Why would I cut off my nose to spite my face?” Corker recounted responding to the pol, whom he declined to name publicly. “I like the Supreme Court nominee. So what the heck?” (Note: We have not yet confirmed the exact date of Sen. Corker's recounting of this story, but it appears to have taken place on or around 7/16/2018.) (Politico)

July 9: The Supreme Court plays a crucial role in our democracy, and the process of advice and consent on presidential nominations is one of the most serious responsibilities we have as United States senators. For more than 12 years, Judge Kavanaugh has served honorably on the federal bench, hearing critical cases before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a well-respected jurist who understands the importance of upholding the Constitution and applying the law in a fair and independent manner. I look forward to meeting with Judge Kavanaugh during the confirmation process. (senate.gov)

 

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