Then-District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Brett Kavanaugh attends a news conference Republican leaders in Washington D.C., May 22, 2006.
A partisan divide over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh deepened Wednesday, with Republican senators extolling his judicial record while Democrats demanded time to thoroughly vet his writings and opinions on matters ranging from environmental regulation to executive authority.
Kavanaugh's most recent financial disclosure forms reveal reportable assets between $15,000 and $65,000, which would put him at the bottom of the financial ranking of justices, most of whom list well over $1 million in assets.
"And he has sent 21 of those 25 women clerks - an impressive 84 percent - on to clerkships at the Supreme Court", they wrote.
Baldwin said that "powerful special interests in Washington" selected Kavanaugh, not the people of Wisconsin. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Clinton's former running mate for tweeting, "Here's what I'm wondering about the #SCOTUSpick: Will Judge Kavanaugh respect rulings to uphold the ACA?"
Senate Democratic women are planning a Thursday event at the Capitol with Planned Parenthood and NARAL to argue to Republicans like Collins and Murkowski that Kavanaugh would threaten Roe v. Wade and women's access to contraceptives.
King also says calls to his office are overwhelmingly opposed to Kavanaugh. Gattone worries Kavanaugh will be too far to the right.
The GOP is targeting Democrats up for re-election in states Trump won in 2016 - of which there are 10, not including Sen.
Baldwin's opposition came after Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY joined all of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week and asked Americans to rise up against Kavanaugh's nomination.
Regarding Kavanaugh being poorer than the others, many of whom had considerable earnings during years of non-government legal work, Shah said, "He's devoted his life to public service".
"One of the Senate's highest constitutional responsibilities is to provide advice and consent on nominations to the Supreme Court, and I look forward to the Senate fulfilling this critical duty through a fair and thorough confirmation process".