Senator Grassley backs President’s Supreme Court nominee

US Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks after being nominated by US President Donald Trump to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House

Senator Grassley backs President’s Supreme Court nominee

Kavanaugh would be confirmed, and voters' attention could return to Trump's behavior, health care, tariffs and other issues.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens to Sen.

So Trump's pick could affect the court's decisions for many years into the future.

After much hemming and hawing, the two Republican senators most apt to withhold their support, Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, will ultimately back the nominee, saying they are comfortable with his record and temperament. He described how his mother was a trailblazer who went to law school and later became a trial judge.

"I think his confirmation will go well", Hatch said during brief remarks to reporters before meeting more privately with Kavanaugh. Barack Obama named Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

Leahy was referring to Kavanaugh's assertion, in a 2009 article in the Minnesota Law Review, that sitting presidents should not be subject to indictments, civil lawsuits or criminal investigations.

Fallon hopes Democrats will "look in the mirror and do the right thing" with respect to Kavanaugh. That is not what Kavanaugh wrote. "But I believe that the President should be excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office".

"There is certainly long historical precedent for a Supreme Court with fewer justices", he said. "But we were operating under a law that said this is what the independent counsel's job is, so that's what we did", Leipold said.

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

The GOP controls 51 of the Senate's 100 seats, though the votes of two pro-choice Republicans - Sen. "This is the first president who talks as though he does not believe in the independence of the judiciary", Leahy said. Kavanaugh also benefited from a ringing endorsement from former President George W. Bush.

"She's under a tremendous amount of pressure because we all know this could shift the balance of the court on the abortion issue", Musgrave told the Tribune.

Democrats will continue to argue that Kavanaugh's confirmation imperils Roe V Wade and reproductive rights. "Brett Kavanaugh is the person who initiated the thought process concerning ObamaCare to treat it as a tax", he points out. Bill Clinton chose Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer. But frankly, I have no idea what he might do, except I'm sure he'll be against Roe v. Wade.

Not a low-energy Bush staffer.

"Whoever President Trump put up they were opposed to".

White House Spokesperson Raj Shah, however, did offer an explanation for some portion of the debt - and its sudden payment.

Leonard Leo, Vice President of the Federalist Society, has been called the puppeteer behind Trump's court choices, but that narrative overlooks the influence of McGahn, also a Federalist Society member.

What were the Democrats thinking?

"Brett Kavanaugh is a right-wing ideologue selected off the ultra-conservative Federalist Society's judicial wish list", U.S. Sen.

The same Red-State Democrats who voted for Gorsuch will likely also vote for Kavanaugh.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday rattled off topics Kavanaugh might have to rule on as a Supreme Court justice.

Did Schumer and Pelosi really think Trump was going to nominate a moderate?

Democrats are increasingly critical of Kavanaugh - in the wake of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the campaign's collusion with Russian Federation - for once penning an article saying presidents shouldn't face investigations and lawsuits, calling them "time-consuming and distracting", the Dallas Morning News reported.

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