Confirmation fight begins for Trump's Supreme Court pick

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

"Her example told me the importance of equality for all Americans".

A "thorough" review of Kavanaugh's paper trail is exactly what anxious Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, about Kavanaugh, given the appeals court judge has decades of political and legal opinions in which senators on the fence could probably find something not to like.

Republicans hope to confirm Kavanaugh before the court begins its session in October.

Business groups and labor unions have lined up on opposing sides of the pitched battle shaping up over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, whose approach to the law is widely seen as business-friendly.

Democrats are also raising red flags over Kavanaugh's writings that suggest investigations of sitting presidents are a distraction to executive branch leadership.

Connecticut's senior US senator, Richard Blumenthal, is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. That gives Harris, who prepares extensively for the hearings, an opportunity to identify questions she believes the person testifying hasn't sufficiently answered - and then pounce, serving as the closer for Democrats.

According to the New York Times, McConnell fears that Democrats could use this material to delay confirmation hearings - you know, because Democrats would like to thoroughly evaluate the record of the nominee as part of the confirmation process. His wife, Ashley Estes, served as personal secretary to George W. Bush. "Answer yes or no", Harris shot back.

"Having bungled it once, I don't think doing it again just to show that they started it is really befitting great institutions and people who we elect to govern", Liepold said.

They didn't care as much about picking Supreme Court justices as Republicans and Trump did.

The opposite is true of Republican Sen.

That line of thinking would be useful to Trump, who is unlikely to face impeachment so long as Republicans control Congress.

Another Bush staffer had a lot to do with the Kavanaugh choice, Trump White House Counsel Don McGahn.

In the Judiciary Committee in April, she also prompted Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg to contradict himself several times about why the company did not inform tens of millions of users in 2015 that their data had been improperly sold. They already have also been hammering the message that he would vote to undermine key progressive priorities like the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights and the Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. "I expect his confirmation to go well".

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been described by conservatives and legal experts as a "brilliant jurist" and an originalist who will uphold the integrity of the U.S. Constitution.

Even more prominently, in January 2017, Booker testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee before he became a member of that committee against Sessions' nomination for attorney general.

An SC justice intervenes in the most crucial decisions of American public life for a length of time that could extend over multiple generations.

Another sometimes-mentioned 2020 presidential prospect, Minnesota Sen.

Linder said it's more likely Kavanaugh would vote with the other conservatives to chip away at Roe vs. Wade on a state-by-state basis.

At that point, a handful of Democratic senators up for re-election this year - most notably Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Bill Nelson of Florida - will have to decide whether to support the nomination to improve their argument that they are "independent" and "moderate", or to oppose it to ensure that their bases remain strong and that liberal voters (who despise President Donald Trump and might see a vote for Kavanaugh as treason) turn out in November. "The tough job for all of us is to go to work".

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