How Trump factored into Day 1 of Brett Kavanaugh's hearing

05 September, 2018, 13:43 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • NARAL volunteers write letters and postcards to senators and news outlets around the country protesting the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

He has been asked about where he stands on choice by several moderate female senators, including Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who both said Kavanaugh told them he considered Roe to be "settled law".

Actress Piper Perabo (Notorious, Covert Affairs) was arrested Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C., while protesting at the Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "So what do they want you to know about Kavanaugh instead?" If all goes as Republicans plan, Kavanaugh could be on the bench when the court begins its new term on October 1.

The Kavanaugh hearings start Tuesday. He said he thought Kavanaugh would probably have been able to recognize who he was from that introduction, even before he introduced himself again.

If he is approved by the panel, his nomination goes to the entire Senate, where Republicans will hold a very slim 51-49 majority when Republican Jon Kyl fills the seat of the late Arizona Senator John McCain.

After the lunch break, Guttenberg was questioned by the Capitol Police for about 15 minutes, he said, before they let him return to the hearing.

Protesters took turns yelling as senators spoke, shouting "This is a travesty of justice", "Our democracy is broken" and "Vote no on Kavanaugh".

Should a single Republican defect to oppose Kavanaugh it could throw his confirmation into jeopardy, but there has been little sign that any member of the GOP was prepared to buck Trump and their party leadership.

He said he had attended the hearing in hopes of making Kavanaugh consider the consequences of his position on the second amendment. Flake said he shares the concerns of his Democratic colleagues that Kavanaugh's nomination comes from an "administration that doesn't seem to understand and appreciate separation of powers and the rule of law".

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Democrat senators regularly interrupted Grassley to demand the committee be suspended until they received all the documents they had requested.

Republican senator Orrin Hatch said Kavanaugh was one of the most impressive Supreme Court nominees he had come across despite Democrats portraying him as "one of four horsemen of the apocalypse".

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sworn-in by committee chairman Sen. He would replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his plans to retire earlier this summer. Garland is the chief judge of the appeals court on which Kavanaugh has served.

That's far more than for any previous Supreme Court nominee, but millions of pages have been withheld.

Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are the only two Republicans even remotely open to voting against Kavanaugh, though neither has said she would do so.

Republican Senator Lindsay Graham said President Trump often drove him insane but his choice of Kavanaugh was the best thing he had ever done.

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"Big Republican interests keep winning 5-4 partisan decisions: 73-0, Mr. Kavanaugh, every damned time", Whitehouse said.

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