Kavanaugh made it clear where his loyalties lie.
He said, "I can't give you an answer on that hypothetical question". He said in the interview that he was never charged in the matter and that he never it considered his action to be hacking, because the documents were on a shared computer server. "So sad to see!"
"I don't live in a bubble, I live in the real world", said the judge, who sits on the US Court of Appeals in Washington. "But we're also able to conduct our hearing the way it should be conducted". And Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, confirmed before starting his questioning of Kavanaugh that McConnell's move to adjourn the Senate until noon on Thursday allows the hearing to continue. "We are not working with the Democrats, we are working with ourselves!" one shouted as police removed her.
This doesnt mean the Democrats are done with demagoguery.
Yes. The committee received 42,000 pages of documents Monday night.
But asked later by the panel's top Democrat, Sen.
Grassley ignored the Democrats' request to stop the hearing, saying it was "out of order".
"Democratic senators interrupted the hearing 63 times before lunch".
Vermont's senior senator accused the judge of being aware of emails stolen from Leahy and other Democrats from 2001 to 2003 and having knowledge of the warrantless surveillance of United States citizens that went into effect in the aftermath of September 11, 2001.
But Democrats are powerless to delay a vote on Kavanaugh since McConnell led Republicans, during the Gorsuch nomination, in eliminating the 60-vote filibuster threshold that had been in place for Supreme Court nominations. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Journalist Bob Woodward's new book about Trump says Kavanaugh recommended Porter for the job. They characterized the hearing as a "charade and mockery of our norms".
There is only one reason why Grassley worked in tandem with White House lawyers and lawyers for former president George W. Bush to ensure that tens of thousands of pages of relevant documents were withheld from Senate Democrats and the public.
The week of hearings on Kavanaugh's nomination began with a sense of inevitability that the 53-year-old appellate judge eventually will be confirmed, perhaps in time for the first day of the new term, October 1, and little more than a month before congressional elections.
The hearing has strong political overtones ahead of the November election, but Democrats lack the votes to block Kavanaugh's confirmation.
Kavanaugh also sidestepped questions from Sen.
"Judge Kavanaugh had more papers submitted to our Judiciary Committee than the last five judicial nominees to the Supreme Court combined", he said.
Day two of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings began much as the first with protesters often interrupting proceedings. "We shouldn't have to put up with this kind of stuff". Perabo took a photo outside of the Supreme Court and quoted the novelist James Baldwin to explain how she felt about her country. But the Democratic frustrations that boiled over on September 4 had been simmering for more than two years.
Since Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, many have questioned him about his loyalty to President Donald Trump, but the judge told Americans where his loyalties lie during his Senate testimony.
"I think the first quality of a good judge in our constitutional system is independence", Kavanaugh added.
The DC Circuit majority read Supreme Court precedent differently because the 17-year-old who had crossed the southern border had already fulfilled the requirements of state law for a minor trying to obtain an abortion.
White House spokesman Raj Shah posted a video of the moment and said it "clearly shows security intervened" when Kavanaugh was approached by the "unidentified individual".
While judges do, in fact, rely on legal precedent and the text of the Constitution when they decide cases, Clark said, they "filter the precedent through their personal beliefs". "I am not a pro-prosecution or pro-defense judge".
Kavanaugh said he would have a "completely open mind" if the legal issues came before him as a judge.
"I'm not thinking of any right now, senator", Kavanaugh responded.
He said he understood the importance of the precedent in the landmark 1973 case, Roe v Wade, which legalised abortion nationwide, pointing out it had been reaffirmed by the Supreme Court several times. Kennedy had a track record of siding with the more liberal justices on the bench on some decisions, the more conservative wing on others.