Kavanaugh confirmation energizes Democrats more than GOP

Kavanaugh confirmation energizes Democrats more than GOP

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was questioned Wednesday about President Trump's comments that Alaskans "will never forgive" Sen.

He tried to distinguish between President Donald Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh this year and his own decision not to have the GOP-run Senate consider President Barack Obama's high court nominee, Merrick Garland, in 2016. But he didn't say that was such great news. Noting that the Senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional, he said his focus now is to be the best Justice he can be.

Grassley, the committee's chairman, made waves last week when he speculated that no Republican women serve on the panel because "it's a lot of work." Two other women accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct dating to the 1980s.

After the allegations against Kavanaugh were scrutinized, principled Americans saw that it was wrong to presume Kavanaugh guilty without evidence and permit the Democrats to assassinate his character.

"Just over half of both men and women say they are more likely to vote this fall because of the Kavanaugh controversy".

Trump sees his success in getting Kavanaugh onto the court-tilting the crucial body to the right for potentially years to come-as one of the major successes of his two-year administration.

As he has been doing often recently on the campaign trail, Trump singled out specific Democrats for scorn - including Sens.

McConnell responded, "I'm not changing anything".

At the point, the crowd began a thunderous chant of "Lock her up!" in unison.

Feinstein has denied her office was the source of the leak.

Justice Kavanaugh can be expected to cast crucial votes on those issues as well as gun control, immigration, voting rights and others.

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In fact, Trump said that he uses the phrases to keep crowds engaged during his speeches.

"No one who felt the force of that anger could possibly believe that Kavanaugh might actually be a detached and impartial judge".

"What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process", the president said in his remarks at the swearing in. "100 per cent." He quickly added: "I don't want to get sued so 99 per cent".

McConnell added that "this business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the victor they think it is".

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has received complaints about Brett Kavanaugh's statements during hearings on his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a statement Saturday by a judge on the federal appeals court.

His ascent to the court was sealed by a 50-48 Senate vote last Saturday.

"Far be it from me to complain about obstruction, I've done my share of it".

One key nomination could be for a new attorney general if the president fires Jeff Sessions, as has been hinted, after the midterm elections. Republicans Lindsey Graham of SC and John Cornyn of Texas have been among those mentioned.

Tuesday's cases involved the 1984 Armed Career Criminal Act, a "three-strikes-and-you're-out" criminal sentencing law that boosts prison sentences for people who are convicted of crimes involving guns if they have previously been convicted of certain other crimes.

He also said he had little information about special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, but hopes it wraps up soon. "It's how things are lining up", Ryan said. Most voters said he was right. "I think it would be a waste of time, frankly".

On the campaign trail Trump insisted Mexico would pay for the wall. "We stood up to the mob", he said. "The public got mad at us and felt sympathy for President Clinton".

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