Senate begins final day of Supreme Court nominee hearings

13 September, 2018, 01:19 | Author: Kim Reid
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Mitchell McConnellRyan, McConnell called to praise CEOs after they left Trump councils because of Charlottesville remarks: Woodward book This week: Senate set to pass sweeping opioid package Juan Williams: Tide shifts away from Trump on NFL MORE (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said that he expects Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to get a Senate vote in the final week of September.

During a Fox News Sunday interview, Coons refused to say whether Booker would be required to meet with the Senate Ethics Committee, suggesting the document dump might have come at a price.

"But when it becomes all about the spectacle of Cory Booker, you think to yourself, 'I think I smell a phony here.' And that's what I think I smell here". The nominee, enduring back-to-back days of lengthy questioning, remained in good humor, making no gaffes that were likely to derail his confirmation in a Senate narrowly controlled by Trump's fellow Republicans, despite the efforts of Democrats opposed to him.

Kavanaugh declined to answer questions on how that case could be applied relating to the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into potential collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation. During his time questioning the nominee, Leahy asked Kavanaugh about whether receiving emails about Democratic strategies marked "highly confidential" or "take no action on this" raised any "red flags".

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he had no doubt "whatsoever" that Kavanaugh would be confirmed. All three elected officials said Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court could impact Americans on the issues of immigration, health care, civil rights, racial profiling and abortion.

The judge then stated that he believed that Roe is "important precedent" which has repeatedly been reaffirmed by the Supreme Court. Booker asked previously, Kavanaugh said, "the independence of the judiciary requires that I not commit" to participating or not participating in a case.

"I think that the average independent voter - the labor family that voted for Trump last time but is now reconsidering - people like that don't think that screaming in a hearing room is a particularly effective strategy or a signal of a party that they much want to belong to", said Sen. A primary reason Democrats wanted access to all George W. Bush administration Kavanaugh documents was to find a smoking gun.

The accusations will nearly certainly remain a fixture in the debate over Kavanaugh's nomination as it continues on the confirmation process this month, but there is little sign they will change any votes in the Senate.

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The hearing ended on Friday after the committee heard from outside witnesses testifying for and against the nomination, with anti-Kavanaugh protesters again interrupting the proceedings. The nominee added that his email was merely summarizing the view of other legal scholars.

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey asked Kavanaugh whether he would recuse himself from a case involving the special counsel Robert Mueller or the Russian Federation probe if the nation's high court takes up the matter. Booker said he was willing to face possible punishment under Senate rules by releasing the documents himself, although Republicans said they had already agreed to release them.

GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said they are conducting the "most thorough vetting process for a nominee in the history of the Supreme Court".

"We have rules in the Senate, we have norms for decorum", Cornyn said.

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Kavanaugh and members of the Judiciary Committee then headed into a private executive session.

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