Here's what Susan Collins said about Trump's Supreme Court pick

11 July, 2018, 05:16 | Author: Wade Massey
  • From left Thurgood Marshall Sonia Sotomayor and Clarence Thomas

Leaving McConnell's office, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, said no decisions had been made about requesting documents from the White House.

The anxiety over defections speaks to the narrowness of the Republican's majority in the Senate.

Speaking on the Senate floor Monday morning, Schumer said Kavanaugh's paperwork 'will be critical to helping Americans understand what kind of judge he will be.' He added that 'if that takes more time, so be it'.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions.

Trump chose the 53-year-old federal appellate judge for the seat opened up by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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Kavanaugh disagreed. He compared working at SeaWorld to playing a sport like ice hockey that comes with inherent dangers, and, unlike his colleagues on the panel, argued that OSHA doesn't have the legal standing to regulate it. He has been a judge on the federal appeals court in Washington since 2006.

Charles Schumer, who called him the "right-wing" force behind President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

After Trump's announcement, the demonstrators amended their chants a bit.

"I'm not sure it's relevant to his job as a judge", said Sen.

She also attacked his ideology, questioning whether or not he was truly the originalist that conservatives lauded him as.

In a footnote, Kavanaugh wrote that the independent counsel statute, which was used by Kenneth Starr to investigate Clinton, "was a major mistake".

That last sentence is a reminder that, for all of our talk about ours being a classless society, the country is run, more or less, by a group of people who went to the same half dozen prep schools and who, if they all met up at once, could fit into a Double-A baseball stadium. All of those are public record and Democrats and the media should demand that they be posted online like Elena Kagan's emails were, ' former Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor wrote on Twitter Monday night.

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As I observed earlier today, the sad reality of the soon-to-be-intense fight over confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court is that if Senate Republicans stick together, he'll be confirmed, period. He did not immediately issue a statement on Kavanaugh's nomination.

With Kavanaugh, Trump is replacing a swing vote on the nine-member court with a staunch conservative. "That's their problem, and they need to be organized and get it to us".

Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Kavanaugh is Trump's second nominee, giving the president a chance to solidify conservative control of the court for years to come.

Trump published a similar list during the 2016 campaign, and it was widely credited with helping him win the votes of social conservatives who otherwise might have been skeptical of a thrice-married billionaire from NY.

All three states lean heavily Republican. His confirmation now rests in the hands of a narrowly split Senate, where defections from Trump's own party could sink his chances. In another case, he barred people who regularly drive on highways from suing to secure stronger auto and truck safety standards to reduce the risk of severe accidents, embracing a standard that could in effect dramatically limit many public health and safety claims.

"They didn't care who the president appointed".

JCN played an active role in opposing the 2016 candidacy of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court - a nomination that died during the final months of the Obama presidency - and supported the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court previous year. Republicans hold a 51-seat majority in the Senate, which would be sufficient to put him on the high court if all GOP senators support him.

"We look forward to the confirmation process, which will unfold in the next few weeks", McConnell said, ignoring a question about whether Democrats would support the nomination. Members of the ME congressional delegation weighed in shortly after the 9 p.m. announcement.

"From what I know at this point, it appears President Trump has made an excellent choice in nominating Brett Kavanaugh", Aderholt, R-Haleyville, said in a statement.

With little warning, the Republican administration announced it is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses. He would take the bench in August, as Kennedy retires July 31. Chuck Schumer and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

WASHINGTON ― In 2005, a group of workers at a meatpacking plant in Brooklyn voted to join a union. Jon Kyl, his guide for the confirmation process. "And just like Justice Gorsuch, he excelled as a clerk for Justice Kennedy". Kelly Ayotte served as the "sherpa" for Justice Neil Gorsuch in 2017. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania - up for re-election - says he'll be opposed. He cites involvement of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank in drafting the list. Several Democratic Senators addressed the crowd. The race is not expected to be competitive.

Casey says he is "pro-life", but regularly sides with supporters of abortion rights in Senate votes.

The Judicial Crisis Network, which pushes for conservative judicial nominees, will launch a $1.4 million ad campaign aimed at Donnelly, Heitkamp and Manchin, according to a representative for the group.

It's hard to imagine Trump, the cynical dealmaker, not striking one with a Supreme Court nominee while the Mueller investigation is still hanging over his head.

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