Partisan Divide Deepens Over Trump’s Supreme Court Pick
12 July, 2018, 18:49 | Author: Darnell Taylor
"As a Democrat running for reelection in a solid red state, McCaskill does not have the same freedom to oppose Kavanaugh with an election only months away", the pollster noted. Rather than just playing it safe with a broad swath of voters anxious about access to health care and abortion, Democrats now see an opportunity to excite their base by fanning fears that the highest court in the land could turn into a bulwark to protect the man appointing its members.
As the judge made the rounds of the Capitol - he paid courtesy calls on Sen.
A liberal group, Demand Justice, has promised its own $5 million ad campaign to defeat Kavanaugh, focused on Democratic senators from Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia and Republicans from ME and Alaska.
"They know that they're going to be asking questions that he can't answer, and then they'll say, 'Well, he won't answer the question", said Sen. Manchin has. But Donnelly echoed Manchin when he said, "I work for the people of IN and I want them to have a voice IN this". They see that as concerning amid the ongoing special counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. But their lines of attack have expanded. But Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who also met with Kavanaugh on Wednesday, said he was hopeful the committee could begin its work during the final week of August.
"With that in mind, it would be appropriate for Congress to enact a statute providing that any personal civil suits against presidents, like certain members of the military, be deferred while the President is in office", Kavanaugh wrote.
King says that he is continuing to read though hundreds of pages of Kavanaugh's decisions and hopes to meet privately with Kavanaugh before he makes his decision on confirmation. His father went to law school at night, he added.
MoveOn's Washington director Ben Wikler, who was among hundreds of liberal activists protesting outside the Supreme Court, acknowledged Democrats were far from unified behind a simple message to rally voters against Trump's selection.
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But even past champions of lawsuits against ObamaCare say the law appears safe, regardless of Kavanaugh. And I think they have, also, a right.
Right now, Democrats enjoy a significant enthusiasm advantage in the midterm elections. While Republicans hold a majority in the Senate, and Senate actions taken past year reduce the threshold for nomination approval to a simple majority, confirmation promises to be a stiff fight. OK, that gives Trump a total of one votes. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
"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". "But nevertheless it's an issue that I certainly will raise with him". The nominee's paper trail is so long that Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, has asked federal prosecutors to help review the judge's government documents to speed the confirmation process, according to a letter obtained by The New York Times on Wednesday.
Despite the cohesiveness among most Senate Democrats on the anti-Kavanaugh messaging, it's not yet clear how three moderate members of the caucus - Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., all of whom voted for Justice Neil Gorsuch and are in the midst of tough re-election fights this year, will vote. Still others believe the DC Appeals Court judge was President Trump's "establishment" pick because he had the best chance of getting through the confirmation process. Mr. Trump falsely claimed afterwards that the audience was "the highest number in history", while Nielsen statistics suggest former President Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush all received higher ratings during their administrations.
Writing for the Washington Post "Fact-Checker," Salvador Rizzo agrees: "Kavanaugh's position in this article is different from saying the president can't be indicted under existing law". He said Congress should pass such laws. The president has faced allegations of sexual harassment and remains under investigation for obstruction of justice in the Russian Federation election meddling investigation.
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