Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Claire McCaskill as she campaigns for re-election.

Kavanaugh, known to be a baseball fan, was paid back by his friends and retired the debt in 2017.

Following the news of Trump appointing Brent Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court judge, concerned citizens gathered to protest and bring awareness on the possibility of Roe V. Wade being overturned, making access to reproductive health even harder to gain.

Attention on the future of the 1973 ruling has spiked in recent days since President Donald Trump tapped conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left after the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Karl asked Fallon if he and other Democrats are "entirely misstating" Kavanaugh's view of executive power, noting that in a 2009 Minnesota Law Review article, Kavanaugh explicitly said that Congress "might consider exempting a president" from criminal prosecution and investigations because there is "no constitutional protection".

Trump is backing McCaskill's front-runner Republican challenger, Attorney General Josh Hawley.

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reportedly racked up tens of thousands of dollars in credit card bills for season tickets to Washington Nationals games for himself and a "handful" of friends.

Baldwin also opposed Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first Supreme Court nominee. Rob Portman (R-OH) talk about Kavanaugh's qualifications before a meeting in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Then-District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Brett Kavanaugh attends a news conference Republican leaders in Washington D.C., May 22, 2006.

"I will do extensive research, consult with a lot of people, do an in-depth personal interview and watch the hearings", Collins said. If all Democrats band together against Kavanaugh, they would still need one Republican to cross over to defeat him.

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), who faces reelection, tweeted questions this week he had about Kavanaugh's stances on health care, abortion and other matters.

Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir said that "Baldwin's obstruction on Judge Kavanaugh's appointment is proof that she'd rather stand with her liberal activist San Francisco donors than uphold the Constitution. Some things are worth fighting for", Fallon said.