Four days of confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ended Friday with Utah's Republican senators ripping Democrats' "theatrics" and predicting the judge will soon become a justice. The documents were emails from Judge Kavanaugh's time serving in the Bush White House, and had been cleared for the Judiciary Committee to view during its considering of the Supreme Court nomination, but haven't been cleared for the public yet. Lisa Keen argues at Keen News Service that Kavanaugh's testimony "did nothing to quell concerns in the LGBT community that Kavanaugh is an ultra-conservative, maybe even anti-LGBT, jurist who will nearly certainly give the Supreme Court's existing four conservative justices the fifth vote they need to vote against the equal rights interests of LGBT people". "That doesn't mean Roe v. Wade doesn't have any complexities", Sasse said.
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. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., cited it as she opened Democratic questioning Thursday morning.
"I have to be careful what I say here because I'm the vice chairman of the Ethics Committee and in that role I can't comment on anything that may or may not come before the Ethics Committee", Coons told the network's Chris Wallace, adding that there was a "dispute" on the committee over Booker's actions.
"And I thought that was not a quite accurate description of all legal scholars because it referred to all". Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
During Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings this week Mr. "I am very concerned since learning Brett Kavanaugh's views on guns, and how he would strike down any assault weapons ban", she explained - an opinion no doubt informed by her close reading of his opinions on the matter as well as her knowledge of precedents on the Second Amendment.
He said he was fully aware of the significance of the issue. As I have said many times, I am deeply discouraged by the Senate's descent into rank partisanship. Instead, the Electoral College, hatched in part to protect the interests of the slave states, handed victories to Donald Trump and, with an assist from the Supreme Court itself, George W. Bush-giving us Justices Neil Gorsuch, John Roberts, and Samuel Alito (though not so much Merrick Garland).
"The Supreme Court didn't just reaffirm it in passing", the nominee said.
"Thomas, Alito, Roberts and Gorsuch used the same playbook", the tweet said.