Partisan Divide Deepens Over Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Partisan Divide Deepens Over Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

"We have one justice and dozens of judges appointed due to their proven hostility to civil rights". John McCain of Arizona, nearly every vote matters.

Off the list now that Kavanaugh is the pick: Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Dean Heller, R-Nevada. News report on the Supreme Court nominee's financial forms. The ease of Supreme Court confirmations depends, in part, on electoral politics in the Senate.

"This dichotomy", Schoen continued, "is what leaves Democrats running for reelection in red states with the tough choice". Before that, Kavanaugh worked for Bush in the White House and during his election recount with Democratic opponent Al Gore in 2000.

The custody battle polarized the Cuban community and all of South Florida, with some believing Elian should not be returned to Fidel Castro's Cuba, while others thought his place was with his father, who had remained in Cuba. Kavanaugh still volunteers at Catholic Charities to feed the homeless.

But: Jones sounded skeptical of Kavanaugh in an initial statement, saying he'll thoroughly vet Kavanaugh's background.

Trump nominated Kavanaugh after interviewing several candidates and eventually focusing his consideration on four: Kavanaugh, Michigan federal judge Raymond Kethledge, and federal judges Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman. Given Kavanaugh has been a reliably conservative judge, this could be a source of friction for Manchin.

Later, though, in a 2009 Minnesota law review article, Kavanaugh expressed misgivings about the way the investigation unfolded, arguing that a president should not have to face civil lawsuits or investigations during his time in office because they would be "time-consuming and distracting", the Post said. I suspect the answer depends on how many Republican Senators will.

Linder said it's more likely Kavanaugh would vote with the other conservatives to chip away at Roe vs. Wade on a state-by-state basis. Trump ended up picking a former clerk of Kennedy's. If we line the current justices up and make some basic assumptions about Judge Kavanaugh's views, it looks like Chief Justice Roberts will fall in the middle. White House and Senate aides said McConnell suggested Kyl for the role, and White House counsel Don McGahn offered Kyl the job. He came out in the hours before Trump even made the selection and said you know what? Earlier this year he voted in favor of a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Donnelly voted to confirm Gorsuch.

"There's a lot to dislike about Brett Kavanaugh's record - including his hostility toward consumers".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was the first to meet with Kavanaugh, along with Vice President Mike Pence and Kavanaugh's "sherpa" throughout the confirmation process, former Arizona GOP Sen. And that will put some senators in a tough position as Democrats move to make Kavanaugh's nomination specifically about abortion rights. Murkowski said last week that the 1973 Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion will be a "significant factor" in her decision on how to vote. "I believe if we can prove to the American people, which I believe is truly the case, that this nominee will lead to a court that repeals women's reproductive freedom, repeals ACA with its protections for pre-existing conditions, we will get a majority of the Senate to vote for it", Schumer said. Plus, Kavanaugh has a conservative record on abortion, but he has also testified to the Senate in the past that he would respect Roe.

The Washington Post reported on his baseball expenditures, which included season tickets for himself.