"What matters is not a judge's political views but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and the Constitution require".
Under Republicans' most bullish forecast, they would actually pick up six seats, the four mentioned above plus OH and Missouri.
Pence made the comment Tuesday during Kavanaugh's first stop on his confirmation push.
Then, in 2000, Kavanaugh was part of an energetic pack of Republican lawyers who traveled south and worked nonstop to help then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush during the critical Florida election recount.
Kyl, a former member of Republican leadership, served on the Senate Judiciary Committee before retiring in 2013.
In essence, Kavanaugh argued that he could not rule on the case because the Anti-Injunction Act of 1867 did not allow judges to rule on the legality of a tax before it was imposed. "He hasn't committed to how he is going to vote on the nominee", Severino said about Jones, who has supported abortion rights. This nomination is one of the most important items that we will consider this year.
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Republicans changed the Senate's rules a year ago to allow them to confirm a Supreme Court justice with a simple majority vote.
Other Trump-state Democrats on the fence include Sens.
Meanwhile, the conservative Judicial Crisis Network said it will launch a $1.4 million ad buy in four states - Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota, and West Virginia - introducing the nominee in a favorable light.
Trump could yet have further opportunities to move to the court to the right.
All face tough re-election races this November in states Trump won easily in 2016.
Trump also met with Republican Sens. However, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen.
During his 2006 confirmation hearing for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Kavanaugh said he would follow the Supreme Court's precedent in Roe v. Wade "faithfully and fully".
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Hearings for the most recent nominees to the Supreme Court have lasted four or five days, though there were 11 days of hearings for Robert Bork's nomination in 1987.
If these poll numbers hold, Republicans would lose two seats and gain three more, a net increase of one seat, giving the GOP a 52-48 majority in the Senate (including the two independent senators who caucus with the Democrats).
President Donald Trump has picked a Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, who doesn't think presidents should have to spend their time on pesky criminal investigations. But four Democrats from states Trump won in 2016 voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch previous year, leaving the Republicans room for error.
Democrats say McConnell is being hypocritical in moving forward with the nomination. "The decisions a President must make are hard and often life-or-death, the pressure is relentless, the problems arise from all directions, the criticism is unremitting and personal, and at the end of the day only one person is responsible". They recently hosted a press conference for Republican attorneys general who are trying to eliminate those protections through the courts.
"He is positioning his opinions to speak to the Supreme Court", Perkins said.
As a result, Trump found more than twice as many judicial vacancies waiting for him when he entered the White House as Obama did.
He is the kind of judge a President Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney would have picked - a man with an established legal pedigree and a reputation as a reliably conservative jurist.
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Top contenders had included federal appeals judges Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett, and Thomas Hardiman.