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The measure seemed doomed from the start but offered the GOP a chance to appeal to conservative voters.
They're eyeing Sens. Tim Scott of South Carolina and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to help them tank Thomas Farr's nomination.
But will they deliver?
The Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are enlisting the help of a female attorney at the hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
He's still going to run as an independent in the midterm election.
It's only a temporary victory, however.
If the effort makes it through the chamber, tougher battles await.
A proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders hasn't yet caught on with party leaders.
The House and Senate both passed the measure hours after the funding deadline, but before federal workers were furloughed
Holding individual lawmakers, and not the government, responsible for sexual harassment might lessen the incentive for legislatures to train and police their own.