Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh and the Midterm Effect

Hero or villain? Trump's court pick is in for a fight Battle begins over Trump’s Supreme Court pick
Frank Williams | 12 July, 2018, 20:43

But: Heitkamp remained notably noncommittal after Trump picked Kavanaugh. The two GOP senators also support access to abortion services. And perhaps most important, he engages beliefs he does not share and is amenable to a better argument.

"There is no one in America more qualified for this position, or more deserving", the president said.

"President Trump vowed he'd never let the NRA down, and with the Kavanaugh pick, he chose someone whose judicial record demonstrates a unsafe view of the Second Amendment that elevates gun rights above public safety".

While one national political analyst said McCain, who has been in Arizona since late previous year battling brain cancer, may be willing to give up his seat if it would help Kavanaugh be confirmed, another Arizona lawmaker has different thoughts. Kavanaugh has served as a DC Circuit judge since 2006, and he has provided many writings in the form of court opinions for analysis and discussion on a variety of issues. It was ruled a suicide, but some people dispute this.

He helped draft the Starr Report, which called for President Bill Clinton to be impeached because he lied about having had a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern.

He also took part in legal action over the vote recount in the state of Florida during the 2000 presidential election. George H.W. Bush put David Souter and Clarence Thomas on the court in his one term in office.

Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer is going to have enough trouble getting all Red-State Democrats to vote against Kavanaugh, let alone getting any Republicans to vote no. The Democrats' left-wing base will demand that they vote "no" on Kavanaugh, while the trio's pro-Trump constituents will demand they vote "yes".

Democrats have shared concerns with Kavanaugh's partisan past and conservative rulings-earlier this year he wrote a decision calling the Consumer Protections Bureau "unconstitutional", and last fall he dissented from fellow justices on a decision allowing an undocumented teen to seek abortion.

"There's every reason to believe he would overturn Roe", Sen. They view the uphill battle against Kavanaugh as similar to their successful fight last summer to preserve the health care law from a Republican repeal effort.

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Democrats hope two Republicans who back abortion rights, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, will vote against the nominee. They see that as concerning amid the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and Russian ties to the Trump campaign.

Democratic senators spent Tuesday trying to connect the dots between potential threats to health care and Trump's high court pick.

"They had signs printed out for all four of the different people who might have been picked so that they could have their mad libs protests - use your sharpie and fill in whoever the devil's going to be that's supposedly going to end the world before he's even been picked", continued Sasse.

At the announcement, Kavanaugh stood with his wife and two daughters and said he was "humbled" by the nomination. "Anybody who follows this process - I've been on the judiciary committee for about 3 1/2 years now - we know that those are out of bounds for any nominee to answer".

He added: "It was a law review article". "I expect his confirmation to go well".

McConnell told reporters that Kavanaugh's confirmation should be complete by the time the Supreme Court's new session begins in October.

Republicans and independents voted for Collins in her 2014 election in large majorities of 97% and 69%, respectively. "That's what it comes down too", said Jipping.

Justice Anthony Kennedy opened up a seat on the court by announcing his retirement June 27.

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