It would be the height of naivet to believe that Republican President Donald Trump and the GOP majority in the U.S. Senate would ever consider placing anyone other than a true conservative on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The same Red-State Democrats who voted for Gorsuch will likely also vote for Kavanaugh. "You can challenge Judge Kavanaugh on his legal reasoning". "And Biden was chairman of the Judiciary Committee in 1992, in a presidential election year, he said the Senate should not act on filling a Supreme Court vacancy if it had occurred that year", McConnell said.
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of CT said on Wednesday that Trump, in choosing Kavanaugh, is "trying to rig a Supreme Court such that it will strike down protections for pre-existing conditions and he has a case ready to move to the Supreme Court to do just that".
The system assigns a score to Supreme Court justices based on their voting patterns; for federal appeals court judges, like Kavanaugh, scores are based on the ideologies of the presidents and senators who nominated them. "We must fight back against the unsafe nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh".
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Kavanaugh hasn't publicly expressed opposition to Roe v. Wade. According to the U.S. Circuit Court website, Kavanaugh also volunteers for the St. Maria's Meals program at Catholic Charities, and has tutored at the Washington Jesuit Academy.
"To my Democratic colleagues, I ask no more of you than I ask for myself, use the qualifications standard, having said that, I know most won't", Graham said. Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority.
However, the news of this endorsement was undermined by another letter signed by Kavanaugh's fellow alumnus of Yale Law School. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska made clear that while they're both in the earliest of stages of reviewing Kavanaugh's record, they both find him to be "qualified" for the position.
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"I obviously want the opportunity to sit down with him one on one to get a better sense of his judicial philosophy".
"I don't think that's going to happen", she said.
"One of the Senate's highest constitutional responsibilities is to provide advice and consent on nominations to the Supreme Court, and I look forward to the Senate fulfilling this critical duty through a fair and thorough confirmation process". A slate of progressive senators and 2020 White House hopefuls, including Sens.
"Tomorrow I begin meeting with members of the Senate", he said, "If confirmed by the Senate, I will keep an open mind in every case".
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