Opposition Targets Kavanaugh For Frat Name Brett
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Jul 12, 2018,
Jul 12, 2018, 7:56
However, his selection will start a major confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who heads the Republican conference in the Senate, said he wasn't anxious about defections from Collins and Murkowski. Now, it is not my place to say whether that should be a majority vote or what the Senate calls-in Washington speak-a cloture vote that requires sixty votes for something to happen. "The tough job for all of us is to go to work".
Republicans have little margin of error for the final vote unless a few Democrats can be brought onboard.
"I hope in the end when push comes to shove that (Kavanaugh) will have acquitted himself in a way that will allow all 50 of our Republican senators to be able to vote for him", Thune said.
Conservative groups, meanwhile, have praised Kavanaugh.
Schumer is claiming Trump chose Kavanaugh because he is an advocate for strong executive powers and will protect Trump from Robert Mueller.
Democrats will continue to argue that Kavanaugh's confirmation imperils Roe V Wade and reproductive rights.
"He clearly has extensive experience having spent more than a decade as a judge on the D.C. circuit", Collins told reporters Tuesday. Justices Alito, Breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor were all members of Phi Alpha Delta.
I think something is wrong in not just the confirmation process for our court but for lower courts more generally. "I have every confidence this man should be confirmed".
Well, now we have a maybe-answer to the question of "who will take the seat" in the form of Brett Kavanaugh.
But the Senate's top Republican, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, hailed a "superb choice" in Kavanaugh and urged senators to "put partisanship aside".
But Republicans hold the narrowest of majorities in the Senate: 51 Republicans, against 49 Democrats and Independents. Sure, depending how the confirmation process develops, it's possible the nomination could affect a handful of races, but the most likely scenario will not change the overall trajectory of the November elections.
"He's young, he's very smart, and I think he will be quite influential on the court", Leipold said.
But senior Republicans have publicly dismissed this possibility. Lindsey Graham of SC and other senators. "He deserves a fair process and we intend to give him that". Organizers are asking three veterans of other Great America bus tours, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, actor Jon Voight and Fox News pundit Tomi Lahren, to return as draws for the grass-roots effort but have not yet confirmed their participation.
The Affordable Care Act is "wildly popular and necessary in the reddest of states", said Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, in an interview Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe". "I don't want some kid making constitutional decisions".
"The implication is that millions of people are going to have their lives ruined or lose their lives because of this".
Kennedy broke some of the court's most monumental liberal-conservative ties, the most recent of which included decisions on the president's travel ban, labor unions and anti-abortion pregnancy centers.
Heitkamp was more evasive.