Shaheen, Hassan to vote against Kavanaugh's nomination

Erika Holt
September 11, 2018

Susan Collins, R-Me., to oppose the nomination, maintaining that "there's a deep bench of conservative jurists to choose from, and surely the president can find one without Kavanaugh's strained relationship with the truth". Lisa Keen argues at Keen News Service that Kavanaugh's testimony "did nothing to quell concerns in the LGBT community that Kavanaugh is an ultra-conservative, maybe even anti-LGBT, jurist who will nearly certainly give the Supreme Court's existing four conservative justices the fifth vote they need to vote against the equal rights interests of LGBT people". "And we have every confidence that Judge Brett Kavanaugh will very soon be Justice Brett Kavanaugh and take a seat on the Supreme Court".

With D.C. appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court hearings over, and his record of lies to the Senate and legal extremism laid bare for all to see, voters are demanding answers from their senators.

Sen. Maggie Hassan said Monday that Kavanaugh has promoted a judicial philosophy that diminishes the rights of women and people of color, favors corporations over people, and promotes a right-wing ideology.

Shortly after Kavanaugh's nomination was announced, Bennet said he had "grave concerns" about the choice.

"I do think this was an unprecedented process in which significant amounts, the overwhelming majority of the documents relevant to Judge Kavanaugh's service in the Bush administration as staff secretary were blocked from review by the committee", Coons said. We need judges that respect the founding principles of federalism and separation of powers.

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Federal judges, including U.S. Supreme Court Justices, can be impeached and removed from the judiciary for committing perjury.

Both Lee and Hatch criticized Sen.

Booker released confidential White House emails pertaining to Kavanaugh. Other Democrats rallied around him in support.

Calling it an act of "civil disobedience", Booker claimed reading the email to the committee "is about the closest I'll probably ever have in my life to an "I am Spartacus" moment". "That is irresponsible and outrageous", the Texas Republican said.

He said the Supreme Court's ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey was "precedent on precedent". Booker, who is African-American, and Harris, who is of Jamaican and Indian descent, faced criticism for some of their tactics, such as Harris suggesting Kavanaugh had conducted conversations about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation without providing specific evidence.

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