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Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas and Lloyd Doggett of Austin - also expressed grave concerns about statements Kavanaugh made regarding investigations and indictments of sitting presidents.

In a wide-ranging interview with Bret Baier, Vice President Pence says the White House is encouraged by the early response to President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, that Trump believes in engagement with Russian Federation, and that the president was right to dismiss General Flynn.

The Utah Republican said Monday of Barrett: "I don't think she's going to be the one who's chosen this time".

The senator had stumped publicly for her and called her an outstanding judge. Within the next year, the Supreme Court will not only evaluate the future of health care access, voting rights, civil rights, reproductive rights, labor rights, and our environment, it may decide the president's guilt or innocence in the Mueller investigation.

Hatch demurred when asked by reporters whether Trump is nominating Kavanaugh. "I think it's a damn shame that people spend millions of dollars in political campaign for supreme court justice".

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A key sticking point for Kavanaugh on many of these and other cases appears to be whether Congress has provided the specific authority to issue the environmental regulations in question. In the case decided Monday that had to do with attorneys' fees, there would be no majority if Kavanaugh were to withdraw.

Mike Sacks, a reporter for the Fox television affiliate in NY and a self-described lapsed lawyer, was among the first to make the connection on Twitter. Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota have all been floated as possible "yes" votes for Kavanaugh, but on Tuesday, they were just as mum as their moderate colleagues on the other side of the aisle.

All face tough re-election races this November in states Trump won easily in 2016.

All three states lean heavily Republican.

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But other Democrats - those with greater latitude to speak their minds - were more outspoken. They say the person would likely take strongly conservative views on issues like abortion and health care. Since the announcement from the White House, the opposition to his nomination has only become increasingly hostile and emotional from the left.

"They didn't care who the president appointed". Maine House fails to fund Medicaid expansion Insurers scramble after Trump suspends billions in ObamaCare payments Hawley seizes on Supreme Court to hit McCaskill in first TV ad MORE (D-N.Y.) took to the Senate floor to denounce President Trump's nominee before we even had a name. His 300 opinions over the past 12 years prove it and Democrats would serve the country well by focusing on substance, rather than emotion, as we move forward with the confirmation process. "I'm going to fight this nomination with everything I've got", Schumer said Tuesday on the steps of the Supreme Court, flanked by the 10 Democrats who sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Schumer says the administration's action highlights the stakes for senators.

Kavanaugh, a former Kennedy clerk, said that he was "deeply honored" to replace the retiring justice.

Judge Kavanaugh, 53, has significant Washington credentials.

"He has written nearly entirely in favor of big businesses, employers in employment disputes, and against defendants in criminal cases", according to Adam Feldman of the Empirical SCOTUS blog. He works for the Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling.

Jones' position could be critical to Kavanaugh's confirmation as the Republicans hold only a 51-49 advantage in the Senate.

Former New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte served as the "sherpa" for Justice Neil Gorsuch in 2017. It's unclear what evidence there is for that, other than Trump's promise to appoint anti-abortion judges. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania.

"Just as they held the Merrick Garland seat open on the Supreme Court, they also held open an terrible lot of vacancies on the district courts and the courts of appeal", said Russell Wheeler, who tracks judicial nominations at the Brookings Institution. The race is not expected to be competitive. "What he's revealed so far does not reflect America's values", she said on MSNBC, referring to his dissent in the ruling that forced federal immigration officials to allow a undocumented minor to receive an abortion. Here's everything you need to know about him!

Trump announced his choice with a prime-time address from the White House East Room.

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