McConnell defends Kavanaugh's views on presidential power
Jul 12 2018
Senator Charles Grassley believes President Trump's supreme court nominee is well qualified for the job and critics will have trouble preventing his quick confirmation. Elizabeth Warren tweeted yesterday, following up on her initial Monday night tweet: "Trump wants to put Brett Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS -but he can't do it without a Senate majority".
For Democrats facing an uphill struggle to block Kavanaugh's confirmation, his protective views of the presidency could prove to be a bright red ribbon.
Great America PAC and Great America Alliance will next week launch a campaign to confirm Kavanaugh built around cable television, radio and digital ads in seven states that were won by Trump in 2016 and where Democratic senators are campaigning for reelection. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Clinton's former running mate for tweeting, "Here's what I'm wondering about the #SCOTUSpick: Will Judge Kavanaugh respect rulings to uphold the ACA? Stop playing political games and help us #StopKavanaugh".
He talked about how his mother teaching in Washington D.C. public schools taught him the importance of equality and diversity.
He added: "It was a law review article".
Kavanaughsaid he has worked as a school tutor for struggling kids.
Kavanaugh even name dropped Justice Elena Kagan in his remarks.
Kavanaughwrote a decade ago that investigations of presidents can hurt their ability to govern. Is it any wonder that President Trump choseKavanaugh from the list of 25? Miers, who had no judicial experience, withdrew her nomination in 2005 under pressure from conservative groups and concerns from senators that her responses to a standard questionnaire for nominees were inadequate.
He also took part in legal action over the vote recount in the state of Florida during the 2000 presidential election. He said Congress should pass such laws.
Schumer said the questions could appeal even to more moderate voters.
The one would-be justice who would have brought a more diverse background to the court was Harriet Miers, a Texan with a law degree from Southern Methodist University and a close association with President George W. Bush. Abortion became legal in 1973 in a famous case known as Roe versus Wade. Kavanaugh would decimate reproductive rights, voting rights, workers' rights, LGBTQ rights, and immigrant rights for generations. "We have one justice and dozens of judges appointed due to their proven hostility to civil rights".
Which underscores the importance of this: Republicans argue that Kavanaugh's time as White House staff secretary has little to nothing to do with his judicial philosophy or perspective. Your work and support for President Trump have resulted in the nomination of a second outstanding justice to the court.
Take the issue of abortion, which was a key issue in Jones' upset victory and it's gearing up as a key issue in Kavanaugh's impending nomination.
Another Bush staffer had a lot to do with the Kavanaugh choice, Trump White House Counsel Don McGahn. "This process is not on the level", Fallon said, referring to the Democratic senator's quick rejection of any Trump nominee.
Sasse says something is clearly broken in our republic when there is already this much protest over a Supreme Court nomination.
What were the Democrats thinking? But he also talked a good game when Kavanaugh was up for confirmation for his current judicial seat, and Kavanaugh was confirmed.
"I don't concede the point that it's somehow counterproductive to the goal of winning in the midterms to fight like hell to stop Brett Kavanaugh", Fallon said. The organization, which supports abortion rights, is also planning a national day of protests for the end of next month.