Stephen Colbert blasts Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Audrey Hill
July 12, 2018

"What we'd like to see is a few open minds about this extraordinary talent".

"Brett Kavanaugh is a right-wing ideologue selected off the ultra-conservative Federalist Society's judicial wish list", U.S. Sen. "If we said something, by golly, we needed to dig back through the boxes of grand jury transcripts to make sure that's exactly what was said". But angering social conservatives, he refused to go further and say she had no constitutional right to abortion. Senate Democrats don't have a majority, however, and they are powerless to block the nomination unless some Senate Republicans join them. There is a small contingent of Democrats from states that Trump won in 2016 who face narrow paths to reelection this fall. Some Democrats, including Sen.

"I believe that the judge has impressive credentials".

Kavanaugh's record on the subject of net neutrality is alarming as well; he thinks it's "unlawful" to protect the rights of users to access information freely on the internet.

The Affordable Care Act is "wildly popular and necessary in the reddest of states", said Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, in an interview Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe". "The stakes are simply too high for anything less".

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.

Democrats are likely to confront Kavanaugh with those words when he sits for his confirmation hearing.

Harris argued "Kavanaugh has consistently proven to be a conservative ideologue instead of a mainstream jurist".

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"President Trump said he was going to put somebody on the court who was going to overturn Roe v. Wade and make abortion illegal and take away preexisting conditions and that's what he's got", Sen. But he also talked a good game when Kavanaugh was up for confirmation for his current judicial seat, and Kavanaugh was confirmed.

"He has to answer questions", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters.

Brian Fallon believes Democrats shouldn't "reserve judgment" when it comes to opposing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

In addition to working in the White House Counsel's office under Bush, Kavanaugh also worked for independent counsel Kenneth Starr's investigation into the death of Clinton aide Vince Foster and the Monica Lewinsky probe that led to President Bill Clinton's impeachment.

Grassley noted that Democrats were saying this before the announcement was even made.

Kennedy's retirement gave Trump the opportunity to move the court solidly to the right.

They believe that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may try to make the president testify in his investigation of the Trump campaign's possible links to Russian Federation.

Jenny Beth Martin, chairman of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, said Kavanaugh "has a stellar record of as an originalist, and has proven to be a strong defender of the Second Amendment and freedom of speech and religion". Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. Democrats, who at this point are looking for any and all opportunities to extend the process as they attempt to rally a significant grassroots burst of opposition to the pick, certainly would be pleased by that development. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska made clear that while they're both in the earliest of stages of reviewing Kavanaugh's record, they both find him to be "qualified" for the position. "If you're going to say "I'm going to support him" today or "I'm not going to support him" today, then you're not doing the job we're here to do".

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