“It’s inexcusable for us to leave town and not have an agreement,” said Sen. Joe Manchin, part of the bipartisan group of lawmakers who introduced the framework.
But what does he really believe?
“The reporting on John Bolton strengthens the case for witnesses. It has prompted a lot of conversations among my colleagues,” Sen. Susan Collins told VICE News.
Two Republican moderates and swing votes just caved to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
One Senate Republican isn't pleased with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Republicans are concerned there's no plan to fix or replace it.
“I would literally lose my political soul if I decided to treat President Trump different than President Obama,” Sen. Rand Paul wrote in a Sunday op-ed.
“I think many of my colleagues know they’re being inconsistent, but they feel that politically they’re in a bind.”
To Dems and some Republicans, Trump’s action represents an unconstitutional power grab.
"I believe Brett Kavanaugh is a good man," Sen. Lisa Murkowski told BuzzFeed. "In my view, he’s not the right man for the court at this time."
Women’s March activists overwhelmed the US Capitol, alongside politicians like Sen. Elizabeth Warren and celebrities like Emily Ratajkowski, who was arrested with comedian Amy Schumer.