Week Ahead: Kavanaugh Confirmed, Sworn In - And What Comes Next
- Author: Rogelio Becker Oct 09, 2018,
Oct 09, 2018, 2:32
'The things they said about him! "In my time on the bench, no federal judge - not a single one in the country - has sent more women law clerks to clerk on the Supreme Court than I have". Lindsey Graham of SC, a Republican on the judiciary committee, told Fox News, "I'm happy because the effort to railroad and humiliate this man failed".
While some Democrats, including Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), toy with the idea of investigating and even impeaching Kavanaugh should the Democrats take the House, others say the party should be focused on the election and healing the divide. "And we really have become even more so than ever before the party of opportunity and wealth".
"I think in the states we're playing in, there is more Republican voters than Democrats", said a GOP operative who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak candidly about Senate races.
'I think it's an insult to the American public, ' Trump said of the organized opposition to Kavanaugh.
The allegations against the nominee were "all made up, it was fabricated and it was a disgrace", Mr Trump said. "But many of them were obviously trying to get in our faces, to go to our homes, basically nearly attack us in the halls of the capitol".
What the Democrats need to get back to are issues-such as health care, immigration, and education-on which they have substantial arguments against both the Trump administration and a Congress that has only passed one serious and substantive piece of legislation - on taxes.
Ultimately, as a society, we can not keep litigating different issues over and over hoping for different outcomes.
A separate, public swearing-in ceremony is planned for 7:00 pm (2300 GMT) Monday in the White House's East Room.
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace expressed surprise that McConnell would allow a 2020 nomination to go through because the Republican leader refused to consider President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, after former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in February 2016. Then an extra Federal Bureau of Investigation probe - which media reports say was drastically curtailed by the White House - also found nothing new and Kavanaugh was finally voted in. The main base of the Democrats has shifted so far left that we'll end up being Venezuela. "I respect that decision, and we would hope that the court will now move in a direction where they can make decisions".
Kavanaugh was accused by several women of sexual misconduct, including California professor Dr Christine Blasey Ford, who testified under oath that he assaulted her at a party when the two were in high school. Then, once Trump was elected president, McConnell used his Senate majority to push Neil Gorsuch and now Brett Kavanaugh into Supreme Court seats.
"We have been energized", President Donald Trump told the crowd at a rally in Topeka, Kansas, Saturday.
"I don't always agree with his tweets, and I tell him that and give him my honest opinion and honest advice", she said.
"It was a disgraceful situation, brought about people that are evil", the president added, though it was unclear whether he was referring to Kavanaugh's accusers, Senate Democrats opposing his confirmation, or other unnamed individuals. "We toughed it out together".