Liberals rally on court steps against Kavanaugh

11 July, 2018, 12:49 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • Commentary How Roe v. Wade changed the lives of American women

President Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his pick for the next Supreme Court Justice Monday night from the White House.

"I want to do my investigative work", the former USA attorney said as reporters followed him up an escalator. Anthony Kennedy. After President Reagan nominated then-Judge Kennedy to the Court in 1987, these far-left special interest groups impugned his character. "When they learn this, they're going to oppose the nominee".

The nominee likely faces a contentious confirmation battle. They have to defend 10 seats in red states and try to pick up two additional seats in order to take control of the Senate.

Signaling the fight ahead on abortion rights, Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement: "There's no way to sugarcoat it: With this nomination, the constitutional right to access safe, legal abortion in this country is on the line".

With Democrats releasing a fleet of statements either declaring immediate opposition or deep skepticism about Kavanaugh's previous writings, decisions and policy stances, Graham issued something of a warning to the minority party. Trump says the new justice should have a great intellect and the right temperament.

They are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to wait until after the November election to schedule a hearing and vote. Additionally, KVML Radio will carry President Trump's live announcement at 6 PM this evening, regarding his nomination for a Supreme Court Justice.

Hardiman, 53, a judge on the federal court in Philadelphia, is less known in terms of his legal philosophy, but has working-class roots that could make him attractive to the American public.

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"One of the most important decisions a president will ever make is the decision to nominate a justice to the United States Supreme Court".

If Collins and Murkowski vote "no" and Democrats all vote "no", the nomination would be blocked. Doug Jones of Alabama. Kirsten Gillibrand, and Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed Kavanaugh's nomination.

The decision - awaited eagerly by his conservative supporters, and with trepidation by his liberal opponents - was to be announced at 9:00 pm (0100 GMT Tuesday) in a prime time address from the White House. Cory Booker (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Kamala D. Harris (Calif.) - and Sen. Kavanaugh would be less receptive to abortion and gay rights than Kennedy was. But Feinstein, who is the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has also declined to attend, according to her spokeswoman, Ashley Schapitl. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of IN and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

Demand Justice, a liberal group formed to counter JCN's influence, has not committed to a particular dollar figure but has placed ads in Alaska and ME targeting Murkowski and Collins.

Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on abortion. A source close to the White House told us he has a flawless record. "He confirmed that he had not and would not", she said. Ben Wikler, Washington director for MoveOn, promised a "massive grass-roots mobilization" akin to the effort that met the GOP's ACA repeal push previous year.

Kavanaugh's 12 years as an appellate judge, combined with his Yale pedigree, Supreme Court clerkship under Kennedy and top posts in the Bush administration, give him a resume his predecessors can't match.

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