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Key GOP senators side with party as Democrats seek documents about Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Key GOP senators side with party as Democrats seek documents about Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Republican senators expected to hold key votes on President Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court are showing subtle signs of support for the effort to put Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the bench.

Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine said Tuesday that they were satisfied with the GOP plan to limit the scope of documents to be released regarding Kavanaugh’s record, despite Democrats’ call for a fuller review of the candidate’s work in Washington, particularly his years as staff secretary in the George W. Bush White House.

Murkowski and Collins indicated they were keeping an open mind on the nominee as they reviewed his record. They

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