Kavanaugh hearing opens in chaos

US President Donald Trump wants Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump wants Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court

Kavanaugh, 53, has served for the past 12 years on the federal appeals court in Washington, DC, which is considered the second most important court in the country after the Supreme Court. Republicans, meanwhile, were fine pressing ahead with Kavanaugh's confirmation, even though President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen identified Trump as an as-yet unindicted co-conspirator to a host of potential crimes. "So sad to see!"

Whitehouse also brought up Roberts' famous confirmation hearing line - that as a judge he merely calls balls and strikes - to argue that his court is 73-0 in ruling in favor of corporations. They took turns yelling as senators spoke, with one shouting, "This is a travesty of justice", while another shouted, "Our democracy is broken", and a third urging, "Vote no on Kavanaugh". Security personnel removed dozens of demonstrators from the room.

She asked supporters to sign her petition to stop the Kavanaugh hearing until more documents could be released.

"We can not possibly move forward", said Sen. Over 42,000 pages of documents.

But Democrats raised objections from the moment Chairman Chuck Grassley gaveled the committee to order. The Democrats showed up and showed their spines.

"Just walked up to Judge Kavanaugh as morning session ended", Guttenberg tweeted. They said the hearings should be delayed because they haven't had time to review the documents and not all documents have been released. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

If he is approved by the panel, his nomination goes to the entire Senate, where Republicans will hold a very slim 51-49 majority when Republican Jon Kyl fills the seat of the late Arizona Senator John McCain. Richard Blumenthal of CT also objected, as did Sen. Republicans also have released some, but not all, documents concerning Kavanaugh's two prior years as a lawyer in Bush's White House Counsel's Office.

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Kavanaugh, a champion of gun rights, has been backed by the National Rifle Association, which announced in August that it was spending at least $1m on a national advertising campaign to support the judge's confirmation to the supreme court. But with Judiciary Committee Democrats divided between younger upstarts and veterans hesitant to completely buck Senate norms, they settled on merely disrupting the proceedings - for now.

One of the issues Kavanaugh is likely to be questioned on is his view of gun rights. They have accused Democrats of seeking to delay the hearing for purely political reasons. "We shouldn't have to put up with this kind of stuff".

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Democratic Senators mulled making an even more dramatic scene, according to Politico report published Tuesday night.

President Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court endured a rough start to his Senate hearings today when Democrats continually interrupted to push for an adjournment, in protest at thousands of papers being withheld by the White House.

Demonstrators protesting against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, wear costumes from "The Handmaid's Tale". Given that he's Trump's nominee, many people on the left are fearful he would vote to weaken or overturn the law. Kamal Harris, hijacked the Tuesday's hearing nearly as soon as it started and urged the committee to delay the hearing amid protests by liberal activists, some of whom were arrested. They can confirm Mr Kavanaugh if they stay united. The court begins its next term in October. "Judge Kavanaugh was not responsible for the Parkland school shooting that killed my daughter", he said, placing blame instead on local law enforcement and school officials.

"I revere the Constitution. You're the person he wants on the Supreme Court", Durbin said.

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