Grassley: If Any GOPs Defect, Don't Expect Dems to Vote for Kavanaugh

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Gallup conducted the poll through telephone interviews with 1,291 people from July 2-8 ― just before President Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

McConnell went on to mock the media's coverage of Kavanaugh, including a Washington Post report that the judge had gotten into some debt over buying baseball tickets.

The White House did not say how much of the debt came from ticket purchases, or name the friends involved in the transactions.

Kavanaugh's financial disclosure shows that in 2016, he reported $60,000 to $200,000 of debt from three credit cards and a USA government loan, some of which was spent on home improvements.

"At this time, the Kavanaughs have no debts beyond their home mortgage", said White House spokesman Raj Shah.

"John's not going to give up and he's not going to resign, and he's said wonderful, brilliant things about Judge Kavanaugh", former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer told KTAR News 92.3 FM's Mac and Gaydos. He said some of the debts were for unspecified home improvements.

Grassley, whose committee will first consider Kavanaugh's nomination, told Fox Business today that his Tuesday meeting with Kavanaugh left him with the impression of "a person that's well-versed in the law, very respected by other judges, quite - I should say great faith to interpreting the law, not stretching the law, following congressional intent".

However, Brewer said she does not think McCain will make it back to the Senate in order to vote on the Kavanaugh confirmation.

Gleaning financial information from public disclosure forms has limitations.

The documents do not provide a complete record of Kavanaugh's finances.

She also said that Trump vowed to only appoint judges to the Supreme Court who would overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion.

"In law school I learned that no person is above the law".

If confirmed, Kavanaugh would follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Justice Kennedy, who also spent the majority of his career in public service.

- "Purchasing season tickets to watch the chronically disappointing Washington Nationals play baseball in their charmless stadium year after year", Deadspin deadpanned "is a troubling sign of poor judgment".

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