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Opponents hope a MeToo link will derail Kavanaugh nomination

12 July 2018

Nevertheless, Democrats warn that nothing is certain, and they point to remarks President TrumpDonald John TrumpEx-Russia ambassador: Trump has done more damage to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in months than Russia has in decades Trump takes credit for increased defense spending by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, but says "it isn't almost enough" Trump questions how Russia probe can "proceed" given Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's private comments MORE made on the campaign trail in 2015 about how he would want his judicial appointees to overturn ObamaCare. "In law school I learned that no person is above the law". "There are a lot of people in America who still say, 'I voted for him, I guess he's OK.' But when you ask them, 'Does he need a check and balance?,' they say, 'Definitely'". "We could see racism continue to flourish within the criminal justice system", the group, the US' largest civil rights organisation promoting the civil rights of African Americans, added.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to tell Democrats that if they want to have a Supreme Court pick, they should "WIN ELECTIONS!" Colbert said, "So he thinks the president should be above the law because his job is hard?"

So far, centrist Sens. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are among those on his radar.

"So between this and Colbert, I guess the Left's leading attack on Kavanaugh is his first name?"

"NRA-ILA will activate the tens of millions of Second Amendment supporters throughout the country in support of Judge Kavanaugh", said Cox. 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.

Trump's Republicans have a 51-49 Senate majority, enough to confirm Kavanaugh if they stick together.

Democrats have had an advantage in enthusiasm over the past year, but a high court fight could offset that advantage, producing larger Republican Senate gains in November and possibly minimizing Democratic gains in the House.

But perhaps more important than all of those issues, at least from a confirmation prospects perspective: Republican Sens.

It's against that backdrop that we focus on President Trump's nomination of appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a solid conservative with deep political roots in Washington, to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has served as a DC Circuit judge since 2006, and he has provided many writings in the form of court opinions for analysis and discussion on a variety of issues.

While President Trump stands staunchly against the Clean Power Plan, a Supreme Court decision narrowing the authority of the EPA to regulate greenhouse gasses could limit the ability of future administration's to change course. Instead, their strategy seems to be to try to regain Democratic control of all three branches of the federal government so that they can wield power once again, without fear - unlike Republicans - of any press pushback.

According to the Daily Caller, it was a passerby that spotted the Supreme Court nominee on her way home from work Wednesday night. And that will put some senators in a tough position as Democrats move to make Kavanaugh's nomination specifically about abortion rights. Schumer (D-NY) asks. "Because he's anxious that Mr Mueller will go to the court and ask that the president be subpoenaed and ask to do other things necessary to move the investigation forward and President Trump knows that Kavanaugh will be a barrier to preventing that investigation from going there". And I think they have, also, a right.

Opponents hope a MeToo link will derail Kavanaugh nomination