Kavanaugh to face marathon questioning in battle for SCOTUS
05 September, 2018, 18:27 | Author: Ann Santiago
"A good judge must be an umpire - a neutral and impartial arbiter who favours no litigant or policy", he said in the excerpts released by the White House.
In a preview of the tough questions Kavanaugh will face Wednesday, Democratic senators said they would press the judge on his views about abortion, gun control, and executive power. "The voices heard at today's hearing are the noise of democracy", he said during the hearing, "and it's because we have before us a nominee to the highest court in the land whose record is being hidden from the public".
Asked about court precedents, the importance of previously settled cases including the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that ensures access to abortion, Kavanaugh said, "Respect for precedent is important".
"We can not possibly move forward".
The Democrats ultimately come to a compromise - a disruptive and chaotic hearing, Politico reported. They say the White House is withholding thousands of documents about Kavanaugh's past work inside the White House, when he was a staff secretary for former President George W. Bush, a Republican.
Grassley ignored the Democrats' request to stop the hearing, saying it was "out of order".
Brett Kavanaugh's nomination hearing for the Supreme Court began Tuesday morning with plenty of partisan bickering but it was the lunch break exit by Kavanaugh that has some wondering whether he intentionally snubbed the handshake of Fred Guttenberg, father of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim Jaime Guttenberg. Should a single Republican defect to oppose Kavanaugh, it could throw his confirmation into jeopardy, although there has been little sign that any GOP senator was prepared to buck Trump.
If confirmed, Kavanaugh would move the court, already majority conservative, further to the right.
Majority Republicans can confirm Kavanaugh without any Democratic votes, though they'll have little margin for error. "Use any means available to attempt to delay the confirmation process of a well-qualified jurist, fit for the job, indefinitely".
More than a dozen protesters, shouting one by one, disrupted the hearing at several points and were removed by police.
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Republican Senator Lindsay Graham said President Trump often drove him insane but his choice of Kavanaugh was the best thing he had ever done.
Hatch grew visibly irritated as protesters interrupted him.
Republicans also past year reduced the margin for advancing Supreme Court nominations from 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate to a simple majority in order to force through the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first high-court nominee.
Kavanaugh has suggested that his time working in the White House was in many ways the most "instructive" to him in his career as a judge.
Kavanaugh sat, fingers intertwined, quietly staring ahead at the committee members as audience members screamed while being dragged out of the hearing room.
During the final moments of his Tuesday show MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell described the shocking scene when Brett Kavanaugh turned his back on the father of a fallen Parkland student.
Bystanders and media outlets shared videos of the women being led away from the hearing in makeshift handcuffs.
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