Cotton: Democrats’ Opposition to Kavanaugh a ‘Laughable Political Game’

12 July, 2018, 18:46 | Author: Kelly Sanders
  • 5 faith facts on Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh — He’s Catholic conservative and has opined on abortion and birth control

On Monday, however, Republican Sen.

Serving two terms didn't help his successors get more picks.

I think he seems to be a very fine person of high moral standards, a family person who's very involved in his community, has all the right qualities.

"A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law", said Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his speech accepting the nomination to replace his former boss Anthony Kennedy as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court.

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.

Republicans are pushing for a bipartisan showing of support for Kavanaugh by trying to peel off Democrats who are up for re-election from Trump-won states. But their lines of attack have expanded.

That's a nightmare. But so long as Republicans are united, Manchin, Heitkamp and Donnelly more or less get a free vote.

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

The problem isn't Obama or Trump per se; it is an executive branch that increasingly exceeds the constitutional limits of its power, and usurps that of Congress.

Starr says Kavanaugh is in his thoughts and prayers as he meets with senators on Capitol Hill and prepares for his confirmation hearing.

"I would be shocked if he would jettison decades of settled law to rule for Texas in this case", she added.


Would he be the only Catholic on the Supreme Court?

Kavanaugh said the question of whether a president can be indicted in office is debatable. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. "If he is unwilling to state that he will recuse himself, I think everyone should really reconsider whether they can support this nominee".

Still, this is the reality on Kavanaugh, according to Schoen: "Even if every Democrat votes against Kavanaugh, he will still be confirmed if no Republican votes against him". OK, that gives Trump a total of one votes. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are among those on his radar.

He also took part in legal action over the vote recount in the state of Florida during the 2000 presidential election. "But nevertheless it's an issue that I certainly will raise with him". Democrats hope that more issues will arise as senators comb through Kavanaugh's writings and opinions.

"If Kavanaugh reveals himself in his confirmation hearings to be someone in that mold, the Trump base will not look fondly on providing a companion for Chief Justice Roberts".

Should Schumer ultimately lose three, four, five seats in November, he will have a very hard time making them up. Still others believe the DC Appeals Court judge was President Trump's "establishment" pick because he had the best chance of getting through the confirmation process.

Later, he worked on Bill Clinton's impeachment over a sexual relationship with a White House intern. That is not what Kavanaugh wrote. But now that Congress effectively repealed the mandate by eliminating the financial penalty for violating it, the lawsuit's argument against the mandate is an attempt to invalidate the entire law.

In 2009, Kavanaugh floated the idea that presidents should be immune from criminal and civil charges while in office because of the pressures of leading the nation.

"Kavanaugh has said that a sitting president should not be criminally indicted, no matter what evidence of wrongdoing is uncovered", Gupta said in a statement.

Sasse says the strong politicization of Supreme Court nominees deeply concerns him.

How many Democratic Senators will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh?

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