Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings in the Senate
05 September, 2018, 17:41 | Author: Courtney Reynolds
"A good judge must be an umpire - a neutral and impartial arbiter who favours no litigant or policy", Kavanaughsaid in the excerpts released by the White House.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican who's the Judiciary Committee's chairman, pushed back on those calls, and outgoing Sen.
Guttenberg, who is Jewish, has been a vocal advocate of gun control since the at Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting.
"We can not possibly move forward".
Kavanaugh could be in the hot seat for up to 12 hours, with Democrats showing on the hearing's first day that they were prepared to probe his suitability for the lifetime appointment on multiple fronts.
Almost two dozen protestors were removed by Capitol Police from the hearing room shortly after it began, amid interruptions by multiple Democrats requesting that the hearing adjourn. So far, there are no signs of Republican defections.
The No. 2 ranking Senate Democrat said Democrats discussed in advance tactics for Brett Kavanaugh'sconfirmation hearing on Tuesday.
But Republican Senator Orrin Hatch dismissed the concerns raised about the judge as "ridiculous". Both senators are considered potential 2020 presidential nominees.
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Republicans also have released some, but not all, of the existing documents concerning Kavanaugh's two prior years as a lawyer in the White House Counsel's Office under Bush. He was again sitting in the hearing room for the afternoon session.
Kavanaugh sat silently and impassively for most of the day, occasionally sipping water and taking notes on senators' points. Video of the encounter was shared widely on social media.
"My mom taught me that judges don't deal in abstract theories; they decide real cases for real people in the real world", Kavanaugh said.
White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah addressed the moment on Twitter earlier Tuesday, saying, "As Judge Kavanaugh left for his lunch break, an unidentified individual approached him".
Democratic Senators mulled making an even more dramatic scene, according to Politicoreport published Tuesday night.
But Democrats are powerless to delay a vote on Kavanaugh since McConnell led Republicans, during the Gorsuch nomination, in eliminating the 60-vote filibuster threshold that had been in place for Supreme Court nominations.
"Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most qualified nominees, if not the most qualified nominee that I've seen", said Sen. The court begins its next term in October.
Democrats argue that they still haven't seen 90 percent of Kavanaugh's past work product and did not have time to review what they did receive prior to the hearing. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who said Kavanaugh told her that the high court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion is "settled law".
Speaking on CNN, Mr Guttenberg said: "I simply said, 'Hi, my name is Fred Guttenberg, I'm the father of Jaime Guttenberg, who was murdered in Parkland".
Expressing his views on Twitter, he wrote, " Petrol , diesel and gas prices are rising and are hitting all-time highs daily". Current account deficit (CAD) is already widening and an excise duty cut will disturb fiscal deficit (target).
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