Shaheen, Hassan to vote against Kavanaugh's nomination

Kamala Harris grills Kavanaugh on Mueller investigation

Kamala Harris grills Kavanaugh on Mueller investigation

Collins' support is crucial to Kavanaugh's nomination, as Republicans now hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate with the recent confirmation of Sen. A two-thirds majority was previously required.

"When Justice Kennedy announced his retirement, I urged the president to appoint a consensus nominee who could earn broad bipartisan support in the Senate and the confidence of the American people", Bennet said July 9.

"I hope that the senator will reconsider his decision because no senator deserves to sit on this committee or serve in the Senate, in my view, if [they] decide to be a law unto themselves and willingly throws out the rules of the Senate and the determination of confidentiality and classification", said Cornyn.

"In those hearings, Kavanaugh denied any knowledge or use of Senate Judiciary Committee emails in his role as a White House staff specialist on judicial nominations. But, we are trying to create a national pressure against the confirmation", Menendez said.

Some democrats believe Kavanaugh will help overturn Roe v. Wade, which gives women the right to have an abortion.

With special counsel Robert Mueller deep into his investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, committee Democrats expressed concerns throughout the weeklong hearing that Kavanaugh would side with Trump on questions such as whether a president can be forced to testify.

Even if Kavanaugh could claim that he didn't have any hint at the time he received the emails that these documents were of suspect provenance - which I personally find implausible - there is no reasonable way for him to assert honestly that he had no idea what they were after the revelation of the theft.

But according to former White House counsel Bob Bauer and Professor Ryan Goodman in a Just Security blogpost, Kavanaugh has written that the constitution "seems to dictate" that Congress not federal prosecutors can investigate a sitting president, and that the constitution "appears to preclude" prosecution of the president when in office.

Lyon airport: Police arrest man who smashed through terminal in vehicle
He added that auto was "almost certainly stolen", with a source close to the inquiry saying it had Luxembourg license plates. A driver crashed through glass doors at Lyon global airport and sped on to the runway before being chased down by police.

Regarding Kavanaugh himself, Americans are still split on whether his views are mainstream or too extreme, with 39 percent who say he's mainstream and 37 percent who think he's too extreme on important issues.

In a summary of the argument presented by the pro-life Catholic group Priests for Life in the case Priests for Life v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which was brought over the HHS contraception mandate, Kavanaugh stated that the priests "said filling out the form would make them complicit in the provision of the abortion-inducing drugs that they were, as a religious matter, objecting to". Booker referred to his actions as an act of "civil disobedience" and said he was prepared to face punishment.

Pence attacked Booker, though not by name.

"I am told that he was editing an op-ed for clarity and was merely stating a fact that three judges on the court were anti-Roe", she said.

There were "a lot of antics in the audience and some passion from various members of the Judiciary Committee but he kept his cool", McConnell added.

Another committee member, Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse, told CNN's State of the Union Washington had become a "frenzied circus" and he was thinking of switching registration to independent.

"The president has done some good things", Sasse said. "I applaud the president for that pick".

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