Kavanaugh Hearing Interrupted by Protesters, Dems Call for DELAY — COURT CHAOS

05 September, 2018, 17:42 | Author: Sidney Guerrero
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But with Republicans narrowly in control of the Senate, and no sign of any of them voting against the nomination, it remains likely that Kavanaugh will be confirmed.

Brett Kavanaugh's nomination hearing for the Supreme Court began Tuesday morning with plenty of partisan bickering but it was the lunch break exit by Kavanaugh that has some wondering whether he intentionally snubbed the handshake of Fred Guttenberg, father of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim Jaime Guttenberg.

Democrats have been under intense pressure from liberal voters to resist Trump, and many remain irate, even two years later, over the treatment of Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, who was denied so much as a hearing last year by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The U.S. Justice Department tried to evade this question, but Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia answered it correctly. Although Senate Repulicans did ask for documents from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel, the Democrats weren't satisfied.

"This is the first confirmation for a Supreme Court justice I've seen, basically, according to mob rule", Republican Senator John Cornyn said, a characterization Democrats rejected.

"To me, Justice Kennedy is a mentor, a friend, and a hero".

This is horribly embarrassing for Brett Kavanaugh - the man the Republican Party is hoping will be our next Supreme Court Justice.

As Kavanaugh turned, Guttenberg said "My daughter was murdered in Parkland" and then "have a good day".

Questioning of Kavanaugh begins Wednesday, when Democrats are expected to strongly press him on his endorsement of presidential immunity, and notably on his position on abortion and the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling.

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Going into Tuesday's hearing, White House aides believe their nominee's task of introducing himself to the country hasn't been made more hard in the weeks leading up to this hearing.

But on Tuesday, Democrats were finally given a chance to tell the public why they are so intent on reviewing certain documents.

Mr. Trump also weighed heavily on the proceedings, with Democrats saying the president's legal entanglements poison the entire process. "And Durbin didn't dispute that ... he didn't dispute at all that this is a show; we are seeing a political circus", Cruz said.

"I believe it is vital that the President be able to focus on his never-ending tasks with as few distractions as possible", Kavanaugh wrote.

Before Kavanaugh was announced as the nominee, Harris said whoever President Donald Trump nominated represented the "destruction" of the U.S. Constitution.

"If you watch the video, you see that's not the case, " Guttenberg said.

Chuck Schumer and other Democrats reportedly considered staging a mass walkout during the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but feared such move would only give ammunition to Republicans.

"We have to confront an uncomfortable but important question", Sen. A handful of Democrats facing elections in red states may well join their GOP colleagues in voting in Kavanaugh's favor. A rule change previous year allows the Senate to confirm a Supreme Court nominee with a simple majority vote.

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