Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Senator Grassley backs President’s Supreme Court nominee

Senator Grassley backs President’s Supreme Court nominee

As part of that strategy, Democrats are focusing on Republicans Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who both helped doom the repeal of the health care law.

This issue may not get as much buzz as abortion or health care, but it's probably the one that's directly relevant to Trump.

Republicans hope to confirm Kavanaugh before the court begins its session in October. Lindsey Graham of SC and other senators. If any Democrats provide the swing vote that puts Trump's nominee on the high court, many on the left will be furious and abandon them on Election Day.

And yet she is unlikely to press the issue directly with Kavanaugh.

On the other hand, if a nominee was a law professor, academic writing can sometimes be more damaging than helpful.

But: Jones sounded skeptical of Kavanaugh in an initial statement, saying he'll thoroughly vet Kavanaugh's background.

He said that Kavanaugh has assets of almost $1 million between the equity in his home and his retirement account.

"Tonight's announcement is only a first step", Jones said in Twitter message on Tuesday. "I will be diligent in measuring the record and in undertaking an independent review".

Republicans are pushing for a bipartisan showing of support for Kavanaugh by trying to peel off Democrats who are up for re-election from Trump-won states.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned fellow lawmakers Wednesday about going off the deep end with personal attacks when opposing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. "Critics on the Right have pointed out that while Kavanaugh is undoubtedly brilliant and conservative, he seems to be something of a judicial politician". "Brett Kavanaugh is the person who initiated the thought process concerning ObamaCare to treat it as a tax", he points out.

The group went on to explain why it sees Kavanaugh as "especially dangerous" in a series of tweets.

Israel says closing Gaza’s main trade terminal in anti-Hamas crackdown
The woman was holding a picture of her 15-year-old daughter, who was killed by Israeli gunfire during the deadly May protest . The unit added that Israel's decision is not a solution and that Israel will be defeated by the people of Gaza.

More than any other red-state senator, Heitkamp has received a remarkable amount of help from Republicans to keep her job.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pointed to the Women's March statement as proof that he was correct when he said Sunday that Trump "could nominate George Washington and the left would go insane".

Both voted against Trump's effort to repeal the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, and they objected furiously to a measure that would have stripped funding from women's health organization Planned Parenthood. Earlier this year he voted in favor of a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The vetting of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is just beginning, but his public financial disclosures make one thing clear: He's not as wealthy as many already on the high court. But there is only one case in Kavanaugh's record that is related to reproductive rights. That may make Trump supporters uneasy.

He went so far as to say that Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision giving women the right to abortion, would be overturned as a result of the justices he appoints.

If confirmed by the Senate, the 53-year old Kavanaugh is poised to remain on the bench for years to come, cementing conservative control in the country's top judicial body.

The Washington Post reported on his baseball expenditures, which included season tickets for himself. That's something that Paul, who has a strong libertarian streak, has been vocal about opposing.

Still, Paul is No. 2 on the list because he hasn't issued his support yet.

The party lines are set. In 1987, Judge Robert H. Bork, a Supreme Court nominee of Ronald Reagan's who ultimately did not get confirmed, was questioned extensively about his role in dismissing Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor who was investigating President Richard M. Nixon.

"Roe v. Wade will be here forever", said Fitzpatrick. Still others believe the DC Appeals Court judge was President Trump's "establishment" pick because he had the best chance of getting through the confirmation process. He will eventually need a majority vote in the Senate to approve his nomination.

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