Booker, Menendez Condemn Supreme Court Nominee at New Brunswick Church

Booker, Menendez Condemn Supreme Court Nominee at New Brunswick Church

Booker, Menendez Condemn Supreme Court Nominee at New Brunswick Church

Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president. President Trump has said he would select a Supreme Court nominee - a lifetime appointment - who would vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade.

Kavanaugh said no suspicions had been raised by the information he received from the Republican operative because most of what was discussed was commonly shared between the White House and Senate staff members. "I'm confident he'll be confirmed", McConnell told reporters in Louisville, Ky., adding that he believes Kavanaugh did a "spectacular job" during his hearing before the Judiciary Committee last week. But after two marathon days in the witness chair in a Senate hearing room, Kavanaugh appeared on his way to becoming the court's 114th justice.

Some liberals have expressed concern Kavanaugh could be a rubber stamp for Trump and protect him from lawsuits and investigations. She said, "It's clear that Republicans want to speed this nomination through before we know who Brett Kavanaugh is". "I'm an independent judge".

"If in fact (Kavanaugh) was not truthful, then obviously that would be a major problem for me", Collins said.

She accused the Senate Republican majority and Kavanaugh of "deliberately concealing his record from the American people". During both hearings, Kavanaugh said he learned about Miranda's action only from news reports, and Leahy did not have access to Kavanaugh's emails.

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, went further than Schumer, writing that Kavanaugh gave "untruthful testimony, under oath and on the record".

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2018.

"It all seemed consistent with the usual kinds of discussions that happen and sometimes people do say things of 'here's what my boss is thinking, but don't share it around, '" Kavanaugh said. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, also is being closely scrutinized on Kavanaugh.

And Sen. Ron Wyden of OR wrote that "Kavanaugh used stolen documents and LIED about it for personal gain". That prospect worries Democrats and heartens Republicans on volatile issues including abortion, gun rights, gay rights, the death penalty, religious liberty and business regulation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he hopes to have Trump's nominee confirmed to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy before the new court session begins October 1. In the email, Kavanaugh wrote: "I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule its precedent, and three current Justices on the Court would do so".

An email written by Miranda on March 18, 2003, and copied to Kavanaugh, had the subject line was "for use and not distribution".

Tuesday's hearing was so chaotic at times that Sen. They were released by the committee minutes later.

But in a unusual twist, Republicans on the Judiciary Committee said that the George W. Bush library and the Justice Department had cleared several of the documents for public release the previous night, suggesting that Booker, in fact, was not risking anything by going public with the documents.

That means Pence's constitutionally allotted power to break Senate ties might be used in an unprecedented and potent way, to install Kavanaugh in the seat vacated by retiring justice Anthony M Kennedy, thereby tilting the court to the right.

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