"I look forward to meeting with judge kavanaugh and reviewing his record throughout the confirmation process". Still, Sanders said he was confident that Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was committed to - and capable of - keeping the caucus united, citing the New Yorker's work during previous high-stakes, high-profile fights.
Republicans control the Senate by a slim 51-49 majority, meaning McConnell has little room for defections.
"When I was 15, I found a friend near death, bleeding to death from a back alley abortion", Frankel said, according to the Washington Examiner, which reported she held up the hanger and tapped it on the table. "And I know that when women do not have the freedom to make their own choices about their reproductive health care, they have lost the freedom to direct their own lives".
Outside Florida's Supreme Court, protestors are making their case for opposing Kavanaugh's appointment. But she added that other issues also would come into play for her, including "judicial temperament" and "judicial philosophy".
KING: Judge Kavanaugh has also, interestingly, written in the past that he thinks a president should be exempted from criminal prosecution and investigation. "Like Trump's first nominee previous year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of" Obamacare". They already have also been hammering the message that he would vote to undermine key progressive priorities like the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights and the Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
The states the RNC is focusing on are Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Indiana, Ohio, Florida, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and MI.
Those writings from earlier in Kavanaugh's career have irked a handful of Senate Democrats tasked with evaluating his qualifications for the Supreme Court. The last two Supreme Court nominees - Justices Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch - were approved after about 66 days.
McConnell addressed recent protests he's encountered over immigration policies of the Trump administration.
The 53-year-old will face a tough confirmation hearing, but if his nomination is defeated it won't be due to his apparent love of Nationals baseball if that's indeed what the debt was from. Replacing Justice Kennedy's swing vote with a far-right jurist like Judge Kavanaugh could change the rules in America.
"I legit can't believe this got published", MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted regarding the op-ed.
"For too long we have suffered the ill effects of federal overreach as all three branches have at times exceeded the constitutional limits on their authority", the attorneys general said.