Democrats' demented assault on Brett Kavanaugh

Democrats' demented assault on Brett Kavanaugh

Whatever Kavanaugh's leanings may be on hot-button topics, Republicans accused their Democratic colleagues of elevating political considerations over the nominee's qualifications as a jurist.

The vice president also briefly discussed foreign affairs ahead of this week's key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, where President Trump is expected to demand US allies contribute more funding for their own national defense.

Hollywood director and activist Joss Whedon says the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court has cemented "the first American dictatorship" into history.

Potential key swing-votes on Kavanaugh's nomination were publicly noncommittal on Tuesday, although some sounded notes of optimism on the pick. His confirmation now rests in the hands of a narrowly split Senate, where defections from Trump's own party could sink his chances.

One of the biggest issues on which Kavanaugh is expected to have a say is the future of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Cory Booker, D-N.J, and Bernie Sanders, I-V.T., spoke at a protest at the Supreme Court on Monday night. Sen.

JCN played an active role in opposing the 2016 candidacy of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court - a nomination that died during the final months of the Obama presidency - and supported the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court a year ago.

'We think that's a pretty good benchmark, ' he said.

Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Fairhope, lauded Kavanaugh's nomination.

"Schumer is using that notion - that in general, it is bad policy to allow presidents to be pursued by prosecutors while in office - to imply that Kavanaugh thinks Trump shouldn't be investigated, and to question how he would rule as a judge", said Michigan State University law professor Brian Kalt. Jon Kyl would guide Trump's nominee through the grueling Senate process.


McConnell reportedly anxious that Kavanaugh's paperwork trail could make him harder to confirm.

John Roberts and Elena Kagan also had time working in the executive branch that led to a large volume of paperwork being released before their Senate hearings.

The day after Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court, partisan battle lines in the Senate remained unmoved in the coming confirmation fight.

It's likely to backfire, though: Lacking a Senate majority, the Dems will have to peel off one or two Republicans to stop Kavanaugh. He helped draft the Starr Report, which called for President Bill Clinton to be impeached because he lied about having had a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern. Those documents include written memos, emails, speeches, record logs, social media posts, and more.

'People are going to claim they want every document that passed through the staff secretary's office. "I am going to do my due diligence, exercise an independent review and independent judgment so don't have a feeling one way or another", said the Alabama Democrat.

Grassley, as chairman, has some discretion in ruling what can be requested. That's Republicans and Democrats alike. Cory Booker (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Kamala D. Harris (Calif.) - and Sen.

Congrats again Brett Kavanaugh. He undoubtedly sent tens of thousands of emails. 'It's unlikely that the Federalist Society had access to these documents during the WH outsourced vetting process, which means there may be actual revelations'. Judge Kavanaugh later worked as a lawyer in the George W. Bush White House.

Kavanaugh has also touched on the subject of Roe itself on a couple of occasions, but without presenting clear-cut proof of his legal position.

Among Kavanaugh's fiercest opponents is California Senator Kamala Harris, who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee and who pledged to oppose his nomination, saying, "Whether or not the Supreme Court enforces the spirit of the words 'Equal Justice Under Law, ' is determined by the individuals who sit on that Court".

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