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Senator Graham Slams Democratic Dissent of Kavanaugh

12 July 2018

FILE - Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., meets with Brett Kavanaugh, right, then-nominee for the D.C. Circuit Court, on Capitol Hill, May 2, 2006.

If Republican Senators don't break ranks, the votes of their Democratic colleagues won't matter. Kavanaugh posed for photos in Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's office, with the Kentucky Republican, Pence and former Arizona Sen.

Manchin is one of five Senate Democrats trying to get reelected in November in a state Trump won by double digits. "Stop playing political games and help us #StopKavanaugh". His father went to law school at night, he added. On larger questions involving government power, a new Justice Kavanaugh could mean further reining in of environmental regulations and consumer protection.

Antonin Scalia, who served as an associate justice from 1986 to his death in 2016, earned $60,000 in noninvestment income in 2014.

Opposition figures wasted no time in assailing Kavanaugh, warning his confirmation would usher in the erosion of civil liberties and long-held rights, while conservatives were quick to drum up support for the nominee.

In 2011, the dispute over the President Barack Obama-sponsored Affordable Care Act, came before Kavanaugh's court.

Democrats have pointed to past Kavanaugh judicial writings as evidence that he believes a president is above the law.

But: Heitkamp remained notably noncommittal after Trump picked Kavanaugh. He wrote that the best mechanism for checking a president's wrongdoing was through the impeachment process. "But we were operating under a law that said this is what the independent counsel's job is, so that's what we did", Leipold said. As a result, he stands to be more than just a reliable vote for the right.

Robert Mueller reportedly is among those who believes a president can not be indicted when in office. He was more empathetic to how a prosecution could interfere with presidential duties.

"I would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully", Kavanaugh said during the hearing.

Democrats will continue to argue that Kavanaugh's confirmation imperils Roe V Wade and reproductive rights. "I will carefully review and consider the record and qualifications of Judge Brett Kavanaugh". And there is no record of Kavanaugh favoring overturning judicial precedents. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg earned $25,000 as a visiting fellow to Stanford University a year ago.

"I think there's nothing to worry about with regard to Roe v. Wade".

Not a low-energy Bush staffer.

They believe that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may try to make the president testify in his investigation of the Trump campaign's possible links to Russian Federation. But that didn't stop him from nominating Bush staffer Kavanaugh.

Trump spoke during the television announcement of the nomination from the White House East Room on Monday.

Leonard Leo, Vice President of the Federalist Society, has been called the puppeteer behind Trump's court choices, but that narrative overlooks the influence of McGahn, also a Federalist Society member. Flake is one of Trump's most vocal critics, but he seems to be OK with this Supreme Court nominee.

What were the Democrats thinking?

He is also the first of three Senate Democrats who voted for Trump's first Supreme Court pick, Justice Neil Gorsuch.

"I don't think that's going to happen", she said.

Senator Graham Slams Democratic Dissent of Kavanaugh