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- Author: Rogelio Becker Oct 14, 2018,
Oct 14, 2018, 0:54
The public's take on Kavanaugh is much more negative than it was in early August, not long after President Donald Trump nominated him to fill the seat being vacated by Anthony Kennedy. The campaign against Kavanaugh had been based on "lies", including by "evil" people.
The Senator accused Democrats of politicizing Ms. Ford's allegations; "They threw her to the wolves", she said. Kavanaugh replaced Kennedy on the bench.
Trump thanked top Republicans for spearheading Kavanaugh's confirmation, and particularly praised Maine Republican Sen.
"Women are angry. And we're starting to feel comfortable being angry".
"It's turned our base on fire", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. Judge Tymkovich also appeared on the short list of judges considered for a Supreme Court seat - along with Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh - because of course he was.
Supreme Court nomiinee Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on September 4, 2018.
Kavanaugh posed questions to lawyers in both cases before the court, his first one coming about 20 minutes into the arguments. Kavanaugh's lifetime tenure could stretch for decades, signifying a seismic shift on the court, which has been on the fence, ideologically, for decades. "The Supreme Court is an institution of law". The justices do not sit on opposite sides of the aisle.
Later, in Orlando, he called Kavanaugh "a flawless person" and said "evil" people had tried to derail him with "False charges" and "False accusations". "My focus now is to be the best justice I can be. They want more. And I'm afraid this is only Phase One of the meltdown".
"I am an optimist".
According to the results of the Politico/Morning Consult poll, which was conducted entirely after Kavanaugh's tempestuous hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, 46 percent of voters believe that the Senate "made the wrong decision" by confirming Kavanaugh while only 40 percent said that the Senate was correct in doing so.
The Monday evening oath was entirely ceremonial.
Republican Senate candidates have seen a substantial increase in enthusiasm among likely voters since Kavanaugh's confirmation.
"This confirmation process has become a national disgrace". It's hard to see how the GOP's short-term play to drum up support in the midterm elections could be worth it.
There, you'll find that this year, the annual salary for a justice of the Supreme Court comes to $255,300, while Chief Justice (now John Roberts) earns a little more at $267,000. Police put up barricades in front of the court, but there were few protesters in the early morning.
For the first time, white men are outnumbered by women and minorities on the Democrat ticket in House races. "It was all made up, it was fabricated and it's a disgrace".
Collins, the ME moderate Trump thanked in his opening remarks Monday, revealed on Sunday that she initially thought Kavanaugh "perhaps needed to withdraw" after she heard Christine Blasey Ford's "very compelling and painful" testimony. Numerous most contested House races are in suburban districts where women voters will play a pivotal role, according to Jim Kessler with the center-left group Third Way.
Republicans now hold the White House and both chambers of Congress, but many in that party fear anti-Trump voters will overwhelm the president's supporters in the elections, with predictions that control of the House of Representatives, at least, will swing to Democrats. "Right now, we do not have those votes and I think they understand that". Joe Manchin III (D) in his reelection bid.