Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill while Dems warn of rightward tilt

President Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington

Kavanaugh nearly certainly has the votes to be confirmed, but that's not stopping Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., from declaring all-out war against President Trump's nominee. She was one of several Harvard Law professors whom the Globe reached out to for comment on Kavanaugh. I think that's really important.

He talked about how his mother teaching in Washington D.C. public schools taught him the importance of equality and diversity.

Last year, however, he said the complete opposite, that "you can't ask a potential judge who's nominated for a judgeship about a specific case that might come before them".

Kavanaugh even name dropped Justice Elena Kagan in his remarks. Kavanaugh served in the Bush administration, including as the president's staff secretary. In theory, the can vote either way on any issue, but a Kavanaugh confirmation would swing it sharply to the right. "I actually believe that should be a part of the process". That is not what Kavanaugh wrote. "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.

"Judge Kavanaugh argued that a president should not be subject to an investigation while in office, that a president should be above criminal and civil indictments", Schumer said. If he gets a "no" vote from all Democrats, he loses seats. "This is the first president who talks as though he does not believe in the independence of the judiciary", Leahy said. "Hmm ... hmm ... so Trump picked the guy who thinks presidents shouldn't be prosecuted".

As a member of Ken Starr's staff, Kavanaugh pushed for an aggressive prosecution of President Clinton.

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Some people are concerned that Trump nominated Kavanaugh in hopes that he would overturn Roe v. Wade, but Colbert pointed out that Kavanaugh made sure to let all of us know that he knows a whole bunch of women in his primetime announcement speech and suggested it was another Kavanaugh-penned law proposal that caught the Donald's attention. But there is only one case in Kavanaugh's record that is related to reproductive rights.

"Low-Energy Jeb" was how Trump mocked President George W. Bush's brother during the 2016 campaign.

The Workmen's Circle, a progressive Jewish organization with roots in the labor movement, said Kavanaugh's nomination represents the latest salvo in a "war against the working people of this country".

He fought on the legal team urging Florida not to have a recount in the 2000 presidential election between Bush and Al Gore, Clinton's vice president.

Republicans have little margin of error for the final vote unless a few Democrats can be brought onboard.

McConnell told reporters that Kavanaugh's confirmation should be complete by the time the Supreme Court's new session begins in October.

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What were the Democrats thinking?

Ingraham said that Democrats will create "viral drama" in order to turn out their base and "slash away" at a "perfectly competent" pick like Kavanaugh.

Multiple Republicans voting against confirmation would also change things, since that would give all Senate Democrats an excuse for opposing confirmation. With Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receiving cancer treatment in his home state, Republicans need all 50 Republicans, plus Pence as a tiebreaker, to confirm Kavanaugh, assuming no Democrats join them.

The 2018 salary of a Supreme Court associate justice is $255,300, according to the US Courts.

She did not explicitly say whether she would support Trump's pick. They say Trump might be accused of a crime. "I have every confidence this man should be confirmed".

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