Father of Parkland shooting victim approaches Kavanaugh at Supreme Court confirmation hearing

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Like Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said during her opening remarks Tuesday, I think the Kavanaugh battle is one worth fighting, regardless of the outcome. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) while interrupting Grassley, referring to the September 3 release to the committee of 42,000 documents relating to the nominee's work with past administrations.

The Democrats ultimately come to a compromise - a disruptive and chaotic hearing, Politico reported. "I am not a pro-prosecution or pro-defense judge". There were also a number of attempts by Democrats to shut down the process.

If no Democrat ultimately supports the nomination, the Republicans have no margin for error in a Senate they control by 50-49.

Booker's fundraising email was sent out an hour after the hearing began.

Veteran Democrat Dick Durbin said Kavanaugh "totally reversed" after working in the White House when Bush was considering warrantless wiretapping and torture of enemy combatants, and warned that a similar position would only serve to insulate Trump.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) accused Democrats of trying to conduct the hearing by "mob rule".

Though the men note that "these precedents. have not yet been applied to require a Supreme Court justice to recuse, they plot a trajectory that points unmistakably in that direction".

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Biden said that kind of attitude makes it "impossible to reach consensus". "We both lamented watching it change", he said. Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, a longtime friend of McCain's and chief of staff to him when he was a U.S.


The hearing proceeded despite Democrats' call for delay. Blumenthal, who had the most objections and repeatedly demanded an adjournment, announced his opposition to Kavanaugh the same day his appointment was announced.

After the hearing this week, lawmakers will vote on whether to approve Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

Asked if he thought the NRA's backing of his confirmation might have played any role in Kavanaugh's choice not to speak to him or shake his hand, Guttenberg said: "You know what?" Kennedy, who retired in July, was the perennial deciding vote on 5-4 cases, usually siding with the four conservatives but swinging to the liberals' side on abortion, affirmative action, gay rights and other social issues. We can't tell if they're going through the histrionic motions or if they might actually try to block a confirmation vote.

Rebuffed in their request to delay the hearing, Democrats are planning to shine a light on Kavanaugh's views on abortion, executive power and whether Trump could be forced to testify as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. They say the White House is withholding thousands of documents about Kavanaugh's past work inside the White House, when he was a staff secretary for former President George W. Bush, a Republican. He has been on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for 12 years and has authored 307 opinions, concurrences and dissents. Her exit was followed by that of two other women, according to another video shared by another activist, Fox News reported.

"Not only is the country deeply divided politically, we also find ourselves with a president who faces his own serious problems", she said referring to investigations surrounding Trump.

That fact was true when Democrats campaigned for Senate seats and the presidency in 2016 - when Scalia's death created an actual vacancy on the court.

Still, Democrats haven't ruled out a boycott or walkout of Kavanaugh hearings, Politico reported.

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