Tierney Sneed

Tierney Sneed is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked for U.S. News and World Report. She grew up in Florida and attended Georgetown University.

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In a clever troll move, or perhaps just a complete absence of shame, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), in his questions for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, invoked D.C. Circuit Court Chief Judge Merrick Garland, and the number of times he and Kavanaugh, also a judge on the D.C. appeals court, have voted together.

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At Wednesday’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) threw Brett Kavanaugh off his flow of so far providing steady and confident answers to senators’ questions with a line of inquiry about allegations that emails were stolen from Leahy’s office during the confirmation wars of the George W. Bush administration.

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