USA senators take sides on Trump's Supreme Court pick

USA senators take sides on Trump's Supreme Court pick

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade", The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing the federal judge's financial filings and information from the White House.

FILE - Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., meets with Brett Kavanaugh, right, then-nominee for the D.C. Circuit Court, on Capitol Hill, May 2, 2006.

"Anybody who thinks that (Kavanaugh) is some kind of objective guy who's going to come on and look at each of the cases objectively - I don't think that's the situation today". "The stakes are simply too high for anything less".

Republicans control the Senate with a 51-49 majority. Democrats and abortion rights activists have sounded the alarms on Kavanaugh, whose judicial record indicates that he does not support abortion.

A favorite of the Republican legal establishment in Washington, Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. "I think that getting along with Russian Federation, getting along with China, is a good thing".

Kavanaugh has been particularly skeptical of regulation that is only tenuously related to legislation passed by Congress, Shapiro said.

Equality Florida policy director John Harris Maurer takes issue with Kavanaugh's record on LGBTQ rights.

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Kavanaugh's views on presidential power and abortion are expected to draw particular attention in his confirmation hearing.

Republicans hold a slight majority in the Senate and were able previous year to confirm Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

Liberal organization Demand Justice said it will launch a $5 million campaign urging a vote against Kavanaugh, with efforts aimed at three red-state Democrats - Manchin, Indiana's Joe Donnelly and North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp - as well as Republican Sens.

The Senate rejected his confirmation 58-42.

According to Kavanaugh's remarks in the Minnesota Law Review, he believed that a sitting president should not be subject to just such an interrogation as has been going on for at least a year into Trump and associates' conversations and dealing with the Russians.

Already, in Missouri, Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley, who is challenging Democratic Sen. Even if they do, states would immediately pass laws legalizing abortion and gay marriage. "Rulings like that make us very nervous". If it prevailed, Trump would be relieved of testifying in one form or another in the Justice Department's special inquiry into the multiple indictments and guilty findings linked to him, his administration or his business enterprises.

"Kavanaugh actually ruled allowing employers to have a say over whether their employees have access to contraception at no co-pay under their insurance plan", said Wesolowski.

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