Democratic Senator Says Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Process Is 'Not Normal'

Casey GreeneSep 04, 2018

However, Senator Lindsey Graham claimed that Kavanaugh may change the status quo of Roe v. Wade if given the opportunity.

"Democrats have more than enough information to understand that this is a highly qualified jurist that should be the next Supreme Court justice", Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican, said in an interview on ABC's "This Week". "So I don't think that's the way you examine a nominee and get the facts out".

Some left-wing activists have been urging Senate Democrats to walk out in protest because they feel Democrats have not had enough time to review all of Kavanaugh's documents, but Biden reportedly said during a Pittsburgh Labor Day parade that Democrats should "stay in the room, demand answers and keep pointing out that they have not given the material that was expected to the committee".

The Trump administration is withholding more than 100,000 pages on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's record of legal work within the George W. Bush administration.

The judge was deeply skeptical of Congress' ability to impose restrictions, calling limits on outside groups "blatantly unconstitutional" - a position the Supreme Court eventually took as well when it struck down the restrictions. "We're going to have a hearing and there's no drama in this hearing", he said.

In recent weeks, moderate Republicans considered swing votes have met with Kavanaugh - for long meetings on critical issues.

The matter could be significant to Trump if the high court is called upon to render judgment on matters arising from special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russia-related investigation into the Trump administration and several civil lawsuits pending against Trump.

"If he's so proud of his conservative credentials, show us the record, stand before us, trust the American people and they will trust you". But Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is required by state law to name another Republican to replace McCain and says he expects to do so in the coming days.

Most Senate Democrats have said they'd like to delay the nomination, but they don't have the power to do so.

Kavanaugh's confirmation is complicated by the sheer number of emails that exist during his years in the White House. But Burck's team of 50 lawyers have led a separate process because the sheer volume of Kavanaugh's papers would make it essentially impossible for Archives officials to finish reviewing the documents in time to get Kavanaugh confirmed by October 1, when the Supreme Court convenes for its fall term. "Why are Republicans hiding his records from this time period?"

The late Monday release "underscores just how absurd this process is".

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