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The records also showed that Kavanaugh, a federal appellate judge nominated by President Donald Trump to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, had between $45,000 and $150,000 in credit card debt in 2016, which was paid off by the following year. Of the 20 or so prospective choices on Trump's list drawn up by the conservative Federalist Society for his consideration, he noted, "this guy" was the one "most assured to rule in (Trump's) favor" in dodging the Robert Mueller investigation. "And a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent". Leonard Leo is with me now.

President trump wants Kavanaugh confirmed by the time the court begins it's new term in October. But with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., absent as he battles brain cancer, Kavanaugh's fate lies with some key moderate senators on both sides of the aisle.

"We believe that Justice Kennedy's replacement must be a fair-minded constitutionalist who values equality and justice for all people, not just the wealthy and the powerful", said Ray Seaman, during a Thursday protest at the state Capitol. King also says calls to his office are overwhelmingly opposed to Kavanaugh.

"I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh's nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same", Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said in statement after Kavanaugh was nominated Monday.

"I'm going to vote the way I'm going to vote regardless of what the leader says", Heitkamp told the website. And that's one of the debates we've had about independent counsels and special prosecutors over the years.

Manchin said Kavanaugh has "all the right qualities", but the senator is concerned about the judge's view of former President Barack Obama's health care law.

"We'll try to do what we can to accommodate everybody's interest", he said. But there's no one issue that I think drives a president's decision, this president or any other. And unlike a year ago, when conservative enthusiasm far outweighed liberal opposition, the intensity of opinions on the latest brewing judicial controversy appears closer to being evenly matched.

Various media organizations have speculated U.S. Sen. And so that's really what I think any good president ought to be looking for in a judge. When Wisconsin voters elected President Trump, they knew he'd choose judges who would uphold the Constitution. Sen. I'm sure you're aware of this.

His nomination, the letter argues, is a political choice that threatens the most vulnerable.

Clinton was clearly suggesting that Trump and Kavanaugh want to return to the days when slavery was legal in the South. There's no surefire way to do that. "Kiss my you know what", said Sen.

KING: Now let's talk a little bit about precedent.

Schumer faces intense pressure from the left to thwart Trump's nominee, who would move the court to the right and, critics fear, threaten Roe v. Wade and LGBTQ rights.

LEO: But here's the bottom line.