Stephen Colbert blasts Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Posted July 12, 2018

Orrin Hatch of Utah, who called the judge "a very fine man", and was to confer with Sen.

"You don't have to be a Supreme Court expert to know that Kavanaugh is going to rubber stamp Donald Trump's extreme and risky agenda from the bench", American Bridge President Bradley Beychok told the newspaper. "All that changes for me is that we now have a nominee", she said. But their lines of attack have expanded.

Kavanaugh said he has worked as a school tutor for struggling kids.

Before he was a judge, he ran an investigation into the death of a deputy adviser to President Bill Clinton. "If Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed, women's freedom to make decisions about their bodies, reforms to our health care system, the quality of our air and water, and much more will be at risk".

He added: "It was a law review article".

Five would still be a far cry from George Washington, who named the entire first Supreme Court and ultimately made 11 appointments.

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Fallon hopes Democrats will "look in the mirror and do the right thing" with respect to Kavanaugh.

"For me it's a threshold qualifying question", said Sen. The left understands that Kavanaugh's nomination is an existential threat to its activist judicial agenda, so it is going to throw everything it has at him in a multimillion-dollar sliming. And in this case, the muddled messaging threatens to dampen a new surge of voter enthusiasm just a few months before midterm elections.

Administration officials told Politico that Trump spent the most time with Kavanaugh out of the other three candidates - he was interviewed at least twice - and was impressed with Kavanaugh's credentials and "fidelity to the Constitution", in Politico's words.

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Collins, from ME, and Alaska's Murkowski are two genuine mavericks in the Republican Party, and all eyes have turned to them. "But nevertheless it's an issue that I certainly will raise with him".

Kavanaugh has spent most of his career working in the public sector and his finances pale in comparison to some of his potential future colleagues.

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She said despite the "Antifa-like resistance" to the nomination, Kavanaugh could have been nominated by any Republican president.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Tuesday that Democratic hopefuls for 2020 feel the need to be "the most insane person" when commenting on President Donald Trump's federal court nominations.

The Supreme Court's Catholic majority stands in contrast to the presidency - only one USA president, John F. Kennedy, has been Catholic - and the overall composition of the country: In 2014, about 20 percent of Americans identified as Catholic. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) established a precedent by preventing a vote on President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, in 2016.

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

In 2009, Kavanaugh floated the idea that presidents should be immune from criminal and civil charges while in office because of the pressures of leading the nation.

But: Heitkamp remained notably noncommittal after Trump picked Kavanaugh. "Don't defame him for living a life most of us would be proud of", Graham said.

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But Carrie Severino, chief counsel for Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative advocacy group, drew a different Nixon parallel, noting that of four justices appointed by Nixon, three - Warren E. Burger, Harry A. Blackmun and Lewis F. Powell Jr. - sat on USA v. Nixon, the case in which the Supreme Court ordered Nixon to comply with a subpoena - and joined the unanimous decision against the president.