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Sen. Joe Manchin

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued a statement on Friday morning announcing that he will support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the Supreme Court. His vote is likely to assure Jackson’s confirmation, even if no Senate Republicans support her.

Manchin issued the statement following the adjournment of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination marked by Republican smearing and badgering of the jurist, who received the highest rating from the American Bar Association and the support of many legal and law enforcement organizations.

“I am confident Judge Jackson is supremely qualified and has the disposition necessary to serve as our nation’s next Supreme Court Justice,” said Manchin.

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy

"Liberal Cheri Beasley is coming for you," falsely claims an attack ad released Tuesday by the Republican-affiliated super PAC Senate Leadership Fund, "with higher taxes on almost everyone and an army of new IRS agents. Beasley backs the liberal scheme to spend billions auditing the middle class." The words "...hiring 87,000 new IRS agents" is displayed on the screen.

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John Oliver

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Last Week Tonight's John Oliver took aim at a "Trump clone" who threatens the future of the world.

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