The True Danger Brett Kavanaugh Poses To LGBTQ Rights

  • The True Danger Brett Kavanaugh Poses To LGBTQ Rights

The True Danger Brett Kavanaugh Poses To LGBTQ Rights

Other Democratic senators from Trump-voting states, including Bill Nelson (D-FL), also said they'd hear Kavanaugh out.

"I will talk to my colleagues", Democratic Senator Kamala Harris told AFP, referring to Collins and Murkowski, as well as the three red-state Democrats, each of whom voted for Trump's first Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch a year ago.

In a statement released that same day, McCain said the judge's reputation as "fair, independent and mainstream" has earned him respect among his peers.

While one national political analyst said McCain, who has been in Arizona since late previous year battling brain cancer, may be willing to give up his seat if it would help Kavanaugh be confirmed, another Arizona lawmaker has different thoughts.

On Monday, President Trump once again delivered on his promise of nominating constitutionally sound Supreme Court justices.

Kavanaugh moved on to Yale University and Yale Law School before clerking for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, whom he would replace if confirmed.

Democrats will continue to argue that Kavanaugh's confirmation imperils Roe V Wade and reproductive rights.

"I don't think that if he were to be confirmed, we would see large and sudden shifts in the way the court goes about its business", Covington said, adding that "It's relatively safe to assume that you would see some incremental movement to the right, simply because he will be more conservative, in some ways, that Justice Kennedy was".

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade", The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing the federal judge's financial filings and information from the White House.

"Millions of people are just months away from determining the senators who should vote to confirm or reject the president's nominee, and their voices deserve to be heard now, as [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell thought they deserved to be heard then", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said last week. Thus, no matter whether the President is Democratic or Republican, no matter whether the Senate is controlled by Democrats or by Republicans, you have the same ground rules for how nominations will be considered. Speaking to reporters, she said, "The healthcare issues are very important to me". Susan Collins (R-ME) signaled she's not opposed to Kavanaugh.

I do. That's not to say it won't be hard.

While Scalia's unexpected death in 2016 gave Obama a chance to nominate a third person to the court, Senate Republicans refused to give the Democrat's nominee, Merrick Garland, a hearing.

"I think it will be a very noisy confirmation process", he said.

The new campaign will join an increasingly crowded effort by outside groups on both sides of the political spectrum to influence public opinion and senate elections.