Senator Grassley backs President’s Supreme Court nominee

US Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks after being nominated by US President Donald Trump to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House

US Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks after being nominated by US President Donald Trump to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House

Senate Democrats admitted it will be hard to defeat Kavanaugh with only 49 seats in their caucus, but their goal is to inflict as much political damage on the GOP as possible ahead of the November midterm elections.

Further, those Democrats backing him could garner some Republican votes in their states in the upcoming election, he argued. Kavanaugh nearly certainly has the votes to be confirmed, but that's not stopping Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., from declaring all-out war against President Trump's nominee. He said it was clear that many Democrats "didn't care who the nominee was at all". "But that said, overall he has the foundation where we can expect responsible decisions even on those issues down the road" - should they make it to the Supreme Court level.

"With the Mueller situation, with the overreach of presidential power, we shouldn't put him on the bench". Kavanaugh has written about a need to free the executive branch from intrusive criminal investigations. But in a sign of unity with Trump, he accepted an invitation to Trump's Monday announcement of Kavanaugh.

The confirmation marathon is expected to drag on for months, and no date has yet been set for hearings.

Is it possible? A red wave coming, to the Senate?

But that may be a tall order.

On Tuesday, Fallon criticized Sen.

"This is like comparing apples to oranges", Grassley said. The vetting process, he said, is "going to be thorough and going to be done right".

Mr. Schumer has also identified abortion rights as a key issue in the political battle over President Trump's nomination of Mr. Kavanaugh. If he gets a "no" vote from all Democrats, he loses seats.

During the Gorsuch vote, three Democrats from conservative states ended up siding with Republicans, and a question now is whether they will support Kavanaugh.

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The Postreported that previous Supreme Court justices have typically listed well over $1 million in assets.

Trump's choice was met with predictable reactions from Republicans and Democrats.

". In that speech he was praising Chief Justice [William] Rehnquist's dissent in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and the subsequent 1992 Casey decision that effectively affirmed this phantom right to abortion", he tells OneNewsNow.

One case likely to draw attention is Kavanaugh's 2015 dissenting opinion on the health care law's contraceptives mandate. Even as the Late Show host bemoaned the announcement of Republican judge Brett Kavanaugh, Colbert is still a victor. But she added that other issues also would come into play for her, including "judicial temperament" and "judicial philosophy".

Kavanaugh, 53, has been a judge on U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, D.C. since 2006.

There has been no one with experience in elected office since O'Connor, who had been a state senator and judge in Arizona. "A solid conservative who interprets the law, who won't make the law".

So what does this mean if the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling were to be overturned?

Alex Brandon/APPresident Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. Kavanaugh also clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy before acting as an aide to former President George W. Bush. "Whoever is appointed will be in the job for thirty or forty years". Cory Booker (N.J.) were "reeling" over Trump's pick. He called Kavanaugh "one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time".

"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.

"I don't think that's going to happen", she said.

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