McConnell accuses Dems of trying to 'bork' Kavanaugh

Jo Lloyd
July 13, 2018

"Absolute joy" is how former Whitewater independent counsel and Baylor University president Ken Starr says he felt when he learned President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

"As a point of comparison, look at Bob Casey who is also up for re-election in the Trump-won state of Pennsylvania".

Remember: This is precisely what McConnell flagged for Trump as a potential problem with Kavanaugh's nomination: Never that he wasn't qualified, but that his extensive time in government service, and the documents that come with it, cannot only lead to possible surprises and also give Democrats grounds - legitimate or not - to delay consideration of the nomination. "And Biden was chairman of the Judiciary Committee in 1992, in a presidential election year, he said the Senate should not act on filling a Supreme Court vacancy if it had occurred that year", McConnell 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".

"Unless you think that the letter of the law itself is radical - which is essentially what you're saying by making this claim against Kavanaugh - which it's not, then he's no radical".

Cuomo now says he'll sue the federal government if the court overturns Roe v. Wade.

"Following the president's announcement, I will carefully review and consider the record and qualifications of Judge Brett Kavanaugh", Donnelly said.

Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh took time out from his meetings on Capitol Hill this week to serve meals to the homeless at a Washington shelter. Baldwin, like other Democrats who oppose Kavanaugh, cited concerns that abortion could be banned as a reason to not support him.

The GOP controls 51 of the Senate's 100 seats, though the votes of two pro-choice Republicans - Sen. Kavanaugh, who graduated from Yale Law School in 1990, worked as a clerk for Kennedy. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are among those on his radar.

"I think what's more likely is that the court will follow what Judge Kavanaugh has done in his opposition on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals and simply limit the Environmental Protection Agency's power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions", Carlson told The World.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday rattled off topics Kavanaugh might have to rule on as a Supreme Court justice. Both senators joined Sen.

"There will be the usual attempts to sully his reputation not only in the Senate but outside the Senate, but he'll be able to handle it and I have every confidence he'll be confirmed", Hatch said.

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