Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh under fire again, GM workers' strike, and oil prices soar: The Morning Rundown
Oil prices have spiked after the Saturday attack on Saudi facilities hits global supplies.
United Auto Workers members picket at a gate to the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant after the UAW declared a national strike against GM at midnight on Sept. 16, 2019 in Flint, Michigan.Bill Pugliano / Getty Images
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A new book about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has reignited the debate over his confirmation, thousands of General Motors workers have gone on strike, and oil prices have soared after the attack on Saudi facilities over the weekend.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran directly for what he called "an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply," in a tweet.
President Trump even hinted at military retaliation.
"Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked," the president tweeted Sunday. "There is reason to believe we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!"
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