On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, host Stephen Colbert admitted he was skeptical about Donald Trump's latest pick for Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh. Indeed, many commentators have argued that the president "outsourced" the decision to the Federalist Society entirely.
"There is no one in America more qualified for this position, or more deserving", the president said.
But: Paul has never said he opposes Kavanaugh, as one of Paul's campaign aides pointed out to Blake on Monday night. He called Kavanaugh a "brilliant jurist" who has "devoted his life to public service".
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Take the issue of abortion, which was a key issue in Jones' upset victory and it's gearing up as a key issue in Kavanaugh's impending nomination. Bill Clinton, for example, "could have focused on Osama bin Laden without being distracted by the Paula Jones sexual harassment case and its criminal investigation offshoots", Kavanaugh wrote. It was ruled a suicide, but some people dispute this. After a stint in private practice, Kavanaugh then joined the George W. Bush White House as an associate counsel and then as an assistant to the president. Collins is considered a Republican who often works across the aisle and has voted with both Democrats and Republicans. The majority for the Republicans in the Senate is razor thin and so every vote will matter dearly to each side. Rob Portman talk about Kavanaugh's qualifications before a meeting in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 11, 2018 in Washington.
A liberal group, Demand Justice, has promised its own $5 million ad campaign to defeat Kavanaugh, focused on Democratic senators from Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia and Republicans from ME and Alaska. King cites Kavanaugh's ambiguity on Roe v Wade, the Affordable Care Act's required coverage of pre-existing conditions and his comments about Presidential immunity as points of concern.
In 2015, Kavanaugh, a Roman Catholic, filed a dissent in a case involving religious employers and reproductive rights. But in a sign of unity with Trump, he accepted an invitation to Trump's Monday announcement of Kavanaugh. "The hearings make a the ideal cable news story, because they offer a rich bounty for hosts and pundits to build their shows around for days on end". Do they think if they blocked Kavanaugh, Trump would name a moderate?
Kavanaugh, 53, is well respected by the Republican establishment, although some on the right have said he is not conservative enough.
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As a result, Trump found more than twice as many judicial vacancies waiting for him when he entered the White House as Obama did. Republicans changed the Senate's rules a year ago to allow them to confirm a Supreme Court justice with a simple majority vote.
For a dozen years, Kavanaugh has been a judge on the powerful D.C. Court of Appeals, the court that handles many government-related cases and is the last stop before the Supreme Court for major constitutional issues. He described how his mother went on to earn a law degree, become a prosecutor and a judge.
She said despite the "Antifa-like resistance" to the nomination, Kavanaugh could have been nominated by any Republican president. During confirmation to a lower court, he promised to be deferential to the precedent. The ease of Supreme Court confirmations depends, in part, on electoral politics in the Senate.
The second scenario is like the first, except with one or two Republicans opposing Kavanaugh, thereby putting Democratic senators in Republican states in the hot seat. Democrats say they will fight to prevent the high court from becoming too conservative.
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