USA senators take sides on Trump's Supreme Court pick
Jul 14, 2018, 03:28
Republicans are facing a narrow majority - 51-49, including two independents who caucus with the Democrats - in order to appoint President Donald Trump's nominee and McCain's absence could hinder that process.
Democrats have homed in on Kavanaugh's writing on executive power, arguing he would protect Trump from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE's probe into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation if it ever reaches the courts. He would succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring at the end of July.
On John Schnatter, who was forced out as head of the Papa John's pizza chain and subsequently the University of Louisville board of trustees for using racial insults, McConnell said, "There is no place for racism in this country". "I think if you frame it like that, you will be successful".
"Judge Kavanaugh's record shows a deep respect for and strict interpretation of the Constitution", said Sen.
"He basically reconfirmed to me that the Constitution is basically his guiding principle". However, Collins said she would not respond to pressure tactics.
Baldwin's decision was not unexpected and came three days after she voiced concerns about Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, but did not say whether she would endorse him or not.
Grassley said a speedy confirmation wasn't necessarily the goal.
Yet there's little doubt that Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, would shift the nation's highest court further to the right. The Republican-controlled Senate blocked his nomination and changed the Senate rules so that a nominee couldn't be confirmed in an election year. Capito said Kavanaugh is aware the road to confirmation is not easy.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, reiterated his pledge to "fight this nominee with everything I've got". "He's a very strong person and he knows he's going to have a rough ride, but he seems very firm in his convictions". Adding that she would vote how she thought was right and that "it has nothing to do with the party".
With the President's announcement, the next hurdle for Kavanaugh will be to gain the U.S. Senate's approval.
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That goal was cancelled out by a second-half Ivan Perisic equalizer to ensure the sides were tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes. We've always known when it will be played-Sunday, July 15-but we now know who will contest it, too: France and Croatia .
Attorney Michelle McConaghy told the judge the government has a plan to reunify all parents and children by the deadline. A longtime court settlement says children who cross the border illegally can not be detained for more than 20 days.
Trump's wife is also concerned about how the British people will be viewing her and her husband during the trip. Many thousands of Britons are expected to protest against Mr Trump in London and other cities.
Trump will even meet the Queen over the course of his visit, which will be the 12th such meeting from a US President. Trump will then spend a private weekend in Scotland with his wife, where he owns two golf resorts.
She had 14 winners and 10 unforced errors, while Kerber had three winners and - this was key - zero unforced errors. Ahead of the tournament in London, Williams told "Good Morning America" that her body had changed after the baby.
Shortly after her 2009 nomination to the Court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor announced plans for a memoir, which was published in 2013. Kavanaugh has also worked in the public sector and did not build his wealth through private practice, the report states.
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