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SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh on Gun Control & the 2nd Amendment

SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh on Gun Control & the 2nd Amendment

Elizabeth Warren tweeted yesterday, following up on her initial Monday night tweet: "Trump wants to put Brett Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS -but he can't do it without a Senate majority".

Democrats are likely to confront Kavanaugh with those words when he sits for his confirmation hearing. We need your help in the coming days to ensure your USA senators vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.

At Hatch's office in the Capitol, the senator told reporters he expects Kavanaugh's confirmation to go well.

Akhil Amar, a prominent liberal legal scholar and Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale, wrote in a New York Times op-ed that Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh is the president's "finest hour, his classiest move".

Compared to their initial attacks on Kavanaugh, Democrats are putting less stress in recent days on the possibility that he could threaten Roe v Wade, a landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision supporting abortion rights.

On the other hand, Cornyn said, Trump should be congratulated for nominating somebody whose record is so long that "people can evaluate on their own, fairly".

"There's a potential here for things to get really snarled", he said, adding he believes the Senate should hold off on a confirmation hearing for Kavanaugh until all the documents are reviewed. Kamala Harris (Calif.) issued a statement saying Kavanaugh "has consistently proven to be a conservative ideologue instead of a mainstream jurist". He supported releasing the girl to a sponsor, where she could obtain an abortion if she chose to do so and leave the government out of it.

But if any Republicans defect, the nightmare becomes a disaster, because each of these red-state Democrats suddenly becomes the deciding vote.

The focus is on GOP Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, spoke favorably of Kavanaugh on Wednesday, noting that the articles reflected Kavanaugh's "contemplation of his role in the Clinton impeachment". They are entering the public discourse just as Robert Mueller, the special counsel, has suggested he may subpoena the president as part of his inquiry into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russians to influence the 2016 election, and whether Trump obstructed justice.

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As he has done repeatedly before, Trump mocked her claims of Native American ancestry with the derisive label of "Pocahontas". He called her a "low IQ individual", estimating her IQ to fall in the "low 60s". "It wasn't what he had in mind", Trump said.


But Kavanaugh's record complicates the Democrats' initial desire to focus exclusively on abortion rights. While Elian's father wanted him back in Cuba, his other relatives believed it was best if he stayed in the US with them.

Ingraham pointed out that prominent Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.), Sen.

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.

Gun Control is up first, as Kavanaugh's nomination has many Americans asking about his record on the Second Amendment and looking to his judicial record for clues to his thinking on the issue. The president has faced allegations of sexual harassment and remains under investigation for obstruction of justice in the Russian Federation election meddling investigation.

The centrist Anti-Defamation League was also wary of Trump's nominee.

"He's taken a position that the president should not be open to any civil or criminal case while he's the president", Kauffman explains. "And a president who is concerned about an ongoing criminal investigation is nearly inevitably going to do a worse job as president".

Before he was a judge, he ran an investigation into the death of a deputy adviser to President Bill Clinton.

Kavanaugh never directly argued in favor of the Affordable Care Act.


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