Supreme Court pick works Capitol Hill; Dems warn of rightward tilt

Supreme Court pick works Capitol Hill; Dems warn of rightward tilt

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called Kavanaugh "an impressive" nominee who is "well qualified" to sit on the nation's highest court. "He has the all-star legal resume, top-flight academic credentials".

Stephen Colbert is "still recovering from watching America's Next Top Justice", alluding to President Trump's reality-show-ification of announcing his new Supreme Court Justice nominee.

President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, would be the fourth graduate of Yale Law School on the bench, but a group of Yale Law students and alumni say "people will die if he is confirmed".

"Judge Kavanaugh's nomination presents an emergency - for democratic life, for our safety and freedom, for the future of our country", the letter reads. But, unlike presidents or members of Congress, Supreme Court justices do not have term limits - they serve until they resign or die.

Both of the Republicans running for a chance to take on Baldwin in November support Kavanaugh.

"I think Judge Kavanaugh has a record of being in favor of a strong executive".

"Judge Kavanaugh argued that a president should not be subject to an investigation while in office, that a president should be above criminal and civil indictments", Schumer said.

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In addition to abortion, Baldwin also pointed to concerns about the fate of ObamaCare and protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions in explaining her opposition to Trump's latest Supreme Court pick.

Starr says Kavanaugh has the merits to become the next Supreme Court justice. "I expect his confirmation to go well". "There will be the usual attempts to sully his reputation not only in the Senate but outside the Senate, but he'll be able to handle it".

"There's a potential here for things to get really snarled", he said, adding he believes the Senate should hold off on a confirmation hearing for Kavanaugh until all the documents are reviewed.

While Republicans hold a majority in the Senate, and Senate actions taken past year reduce the threshold for nomination approval to a simple majority, confirmation promises to be a stiff fight.

There are two Republican senators, Susan Collins of ME, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who are being watched closely because of their pro-abortion rights stances and their votes against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act - "Obamacare".

So far, Republicans who control the state Senate have not agreed to return to the Capitol to pass the Reproductive Health Act and a related bill expanding contraceptive coverage, saying they dislike some provisions of the measure.

West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, battling for reelection in a state Trump won in 2016, in a statement on Kavanaugh's nomination, said the "Supreme Court will ultimately decide if almost 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions will lose their healthcare".

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