Questions about Kavanaugh temper enthusiasm for Trump pick

Questions about Kavanaugh temper enthusiasm for Trump pick

The fate of Donald Trump's US Supreme Court nominee increasingly appears to lie in the hands of two Republican senators, pro-choice moderates with a penchant for rebellion - and who have bucked the president before.

Sen. Bob Casey is the rare Democrat who opposes some abortion rights and who describes himself as "pro-life", but he opposed Trump's nomination for a reason unrelated to abortion and before he knew it was Kavanaugh.

In Washington, a Sherpa is an informal but widely known term for a nominee's guide to the political tundra in the Senate. Turns out the name tag Kyl wore to the Capitol on Wednesday was a blue White House security badge, reserved for staff, which he had forgotten to take off.

Second, clear and simple: the confirmation process timeline.

Cramer's campaign office had nothing to add Tuesday afternoon. Later, Kyl could be heard saying that being back in the Senate again brought back a lot of memories. Jon Kyl. He also met with Sen. Rob Portman's office Wednesday.

Other times, he's been accidentally on-camera.

More than any other red-state senator, Heitkamp has received a remarkable amount of help from Republicans to keep her job.

Democrats are anxious that Kavanaugh will join with the court's other four conservative members to reverse legalized abortion in the United States. A lawyer and lobbyist, Kyl was elected to the House from Arizona in 1986 and the Senate in 2004.

"He's a good guy, very smart, very conscientious, very thoughtful, a good colleague, unbelievably hard-working", Leipold said.

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This scenario is awful for those vulnerable Senate Democrats, who must either vote against the nominee in states where voters are likely to view Kavanaugh and Trump favorably or risk alienating their Democratic supporters by playing a direct role in the confirmation of a judge that many rank-and-file Democrats find wholly unacceptable.

New York State Lieutenant Governor candidate Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, who represents the 45th Council District in Brooklyn, was arrested Monday night outside Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan as he protested the President's nomination of District of Columbia's Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the highest court in America.

The most likely outcome of the Kavanaugh nomination involves all 50 Republican senators voting to confirm him to the Supreme Court (with John McCain not voting).

During the rally, Williams emphasised his concern that the right-leaning Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 ruling that made abortion a constitutional right.

If Kavanaugh's nomination is defeated by a combination of 49 Democrats and one or two Republicans, the process to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy would continue through the elections, creating an issue that could well boost Republican enthusiasm, as it did in 2016, when the vacancy over the seat of the late Antonin Scalia, and Senate Republicans' gamble in not considering President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, hung over the election.

"Brett Kavanaugh is a right-wing ideologue selected off the ultra-conservative Federalist Society's judicial wish list", U.S. Sen.

But don't expect Kyl to reveal much publicly.

"I believe if we can prove to the American people, which I believe is truly the case, that this nominee will lead to a court that repeals women's reproductive freedom, repeals ACA with its protections for pre-existing conditions, we will get a majority of the Senate to vote for it", Schumer said Tuesday on CBS.

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