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Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Brewer says McCain won't resign as Senate moves to confirm Kavanaugh

Brewer says McCain won't resign as Senate moves to confirm Kavanaugh

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continued meeting with USA senators Thursday, which included speaking to Sen. Sotomayor, who was then a judge of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in NY, told a group of law students that a "court of appeals is where policy is made".

"I think a thing that concerns me from some of his writings that the president shouldn't be distracted by criminal law or investigations of the president", Leahy said. "What we'd like to see is a few open minds about this extraordinary talent".

Kavanaugh's views on presidential power and abortion are expected to draw particular attention in his confirmation hearing.

"We'll try to do what we can to accommodate everybody's interests", said the Iowa Republican.

LEO: Well, I don't think so. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called him a "superb choice" who is well-qualified for the job. Conservatives are hoping to win over at least some moderate Democratic senators to solidify Kavanaugh's chances.

At the same time, Republicans are urging a half dozen Democratic senators, largely those who are up for re-election in Trump-won states, to back the president's choice. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, whose panel will hold Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing and eventually vote on whether his nominee should be referred to the full Senate, said he expects the consideration process to be "thorough".

Then-District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Brett Kavanaugh attends a news conference Republican leaders in Washington D.C., May 22, 2006. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) have not promised their support for Kavanaugh, they did say openly that Schumer would not be able to influence their votes.

But it could prove impossible for Schumer to persuade senators like Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of IN to vote against Kavanaugh.

The stakes are high.

"Whoever replaces Justice Kennedy will play a critical role in the lives of all women and every single American", she added. Judge Kavanaugh got the nomination because he passed this litmus test, not because he'll be an impartial judge on behalf of all Americans. Some Democrats said Kavanaugh, a more committed conservative, could disrupt precedents like Roe v. Wade, which said women have the constitutional right to abortions.

According to the Daily Caller, it was a passerby that spotted the Supreme Court nominee on her way home from work Wednesday night.

All supported Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch last year, and all three said their decision won't be swayed by Schumer no matter what he does this year.

Speaking at the White House, Kavanaugh pledged to preserve the Constitution and said that "a judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law".

Much has been made about the timing of President Trump's selection of Kavanaugh before the election heat really turns up in what some are calling the most important midterm elections ever.

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