Emotions high as Kavanaugh begins fight for confirmation


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

Financial disclosure forms for Kavanaugh, whom President Donald Trump announced Monday as his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, show that he incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt to buy Nationals tickets over the last decade, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

"I don't think that if he were to be confirmed, we would see large and sudden shifts in the way the court goes about its business", Covington said, adding that "It's relatively safe to assume that you would see some incremental movement to the right, simply because he will be more conservative, in some ways, that Justice Kennedy was". Trump's first Supreme Court nomination, Justice Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the Senate in April 2017. Franklin Roosevelt, with his unparalleled four terms as president, made nine.

Bette Grande, a former state lawmaker from Fargo, said every vote is important, but North Dakota's senators should reflect anti-abortion values held dear by many, but also more. But for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - whose primary goal is to lock in all 50 present Republicans - Collins and Murkowski certainly haven't raised any significant red flags yet.

Calls to put party politics aside are likely to go unheard in Washington.

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.

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While Scalia's unexpected death in 2016 gave Obama a chance to nominate a third person to the court, Senate Republicans refused to give the Democrat's nominee, Merrick Garland, a hearing. McConnell has a 51-49 Senate majority, narrowed further by the absence of ailing Sen. John McCain of Arizona, nearly every vote matters.

West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, battling for reelection in a state Trump won in 2016, in a statement on Kavanaugh's nomination, said the "Supreme Court will ultimately decide if almost 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions will lose their healthcare".

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

For a dozen years, Kavanaugh has been a judge on the powerful D.C. Court of Appeals, the court that handles many government-related cases and is the last stop before the Supreme Court for major constitutional issues.

Kavanaugh grew up in Washington as the son of a schoolteacher.

And, in an interview earlier, he predicted that the potential new justice wouldn't be the deciding vote in overturning Roe v. Wade, the decision legalizing abortion nationwide.

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He has ruled on hundreds of cases and contributed to prosecutor Kenneth Starr's report into president Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, which outlined grounds for Clinton's impeachment. He later joined the administration of President George W. Bush.

"My message is to the Democrats who think resistance is just a hashtag", he said to protestors outside of Trump's skyscraper on Fifth Avenue and East 56th Street.

Mr. Schumer has also identified abortion rights as a key issue in the political battle over President Trump's nomination of Mr. Kavanaugh.

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.

Kavanaugh never wrote that the president is above the law.

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