The White House is hoping the Senate moves quickly to confirm Kavanaugh before the midterm elections in November threaten to unfurl the narrow Republican majority in the chamber and nix the precious leverage the GOP holds over some red state Democrats up for reelection in 2018.
Jones was among the Democratic lawmakers invited to the announcement at the White House but did not attend. "I look forward to meeting soon with Judge Kavanaugh", said Senator Gardner. "I do not apply an ideological test to their personal views".
The nominee will need at least 50 votes in the Senate, which Republicans now hold a slim advantage at 51 seats. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) said that Kavanaugh deserves a straight up-or-down vote in the Senate.
What Could Complicate Kavanaugh's Nomination?
President Donald Trump was poised Monday to nominate a new conservative judge to the Supreme Court, a decision with momentous implications for America on everything from abortion to guns to immigration.
When reached via email on Tuesday, Kyl said that he's busy with the confirmation process. "The most important thing we can do".
Senate Democrats know that they can't stop the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Dianne Feinstein of California.
The ad will be a bio spot about Kavanaugh, JCN said Monday night. He was a runner-up past year when Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
"We'll do well to remember that we are evaluating a judge, not debating a candidate for political office", McConnell said, noting that several Democrats had signaled their opposition to Trump's pick before the nomination was made public.
The reaction of her constituents in ME to Kavanaugh's nomination has been "very mixed", she said. "I believe it vital that the President be able to focus on his never-ending tasks with as few distractions as possible", Kavanaugh wrote.
The conservatives urged Trump to keep an open mind on Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th Circuit, whose confirmation hearing tete-a-tete with Sen.
The campaign will include a biographical ad about the nominee.
The Heritage Foundation and Federalist Society are also readying resources to ensure a nominee is confirmed.
"I will oppose the nomination the President will make tonight because it represents a corrupt bargain with the far Right, big corporations, and Washington special interests", said Casey in a statement.
"For those who care about abortion rights, for those who want to see abortion rights, constitutional abortion rights preserved, I think there is some reason to be concerned about Judge Kavanaugh", he said. We reject judicial activism and policymaking from the bench.
Congrats are in order for federal judge Brett Kavanaugh, 53, as President Donald Trump has selected him as his Supreme Court Justice nominee on July 9. The group Fix the Court, which advocates for Supreme Court transparency and accountability, sued the National Archives and Records Administration and the Justice Department on Tuesday over outstanding requests under the Freedom of Information Act related to Kavanaugh's time working under the former independent counsel Ken Starr, who was investigating the Clinton White House.
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