Vice President Mike Pence, speaking as Kavanaugh began making the rounds on his confirmation push, said the appeals court judge would bring "impeccable credentials and character" to the Supreme Court. His debt and its sudden disappearance is, however, a fair and necessary line of inquiry for his confirmation hearings.
Fitzpatrick also believes Americans should focus on future - not past - decisions.
Kavanaugh mentioned how he serves as the CYO basketball coach for his daughter's team and how much they enjoyed attending a U.Conn women's basketball game. His father went to law school at night, he added.
Cornyn said he asked Kavanaugh about the law journal articles during their "courtesy visit" Wednesday.
As a federal judge, he noted how he can hire three clerks a year, and that a lot of them have been women.
"With that in mind, it would be appropriate for Congress to enact a statute providing that any personal civil suits against presidents, like certain members of the military, be deferred while the President is in office", Kavanaugh wrote. That is not what Kavanaugh wrote.
In other words, Kavanaugh does believe that letting a president be president while he's in office and deferring non-presidential litigation until after he leaves is good policy.
Justice Clarence Thomas has assets listed between $695,000 to $1.7 million, which is the least among the justices, not counting departing Justice Anthony Kennedy, but still at least 10 times that of Kavanaugh. His legal opinions are unusually accessible.
Robert Mueller reportedly is among those who believes a president can not be indicted when in office.
Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, the nation's largest environmental group, said Kavanaugh "continually and reliably sides with corporate polluters and the wealthy over the public's right to breathe clean air and drink clean water".
Democrats will continue to argue that Kavanaugh's confirmation imperils Roe V Wade and reproductive rights.
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But for Kavanaugh, the differences are stark between his finances and those of his would-be peers on the Court. And there is no record of Kavanaugh favoring overturning judicial precedents. Bill Clinton chose Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer.
"I think there's nothing to worry about with regard to Roe v. Wade".
"Low-Energy Jeb" was how Trump mocked President George W. Bush's brother during the 2016 campaign.
Take the issue of abortion, which was a key issue in Jones' upset victory and it's gearing up as a key issue in Kavanaugh's impending nomination. Before that, Kavanaugh worked for Bush in the White House and during his election recount with Democratic opponent Al Gore in 2000.
Pence said he was confident that the members of both parties, as well as the American people, would come to realize that Kavanaugh "is quite simply the most qualified and the most deserving nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States".
What were the Democrats thinking? Kavanaugh endorsed the administration's effort to block the procedure, at least until the girl could obtain a sponsor, a process that could have taken weeks and made it more hard to terminate the pregnancy. "Throughout his judicial career, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated a strong commitment to upholding the law, rather than legislating from the bench".
But if any Republicans defect, the nightmare becomes a disaster, because each of these red-state Democrats suddenly becomes the deciding vote.
Are Democrats playing the "Get Out Of Jail Free" card because they don't have anything better in their hand?
"They know that they're going to be asking questions that he can't answer, and then they'll say, 'Well, he won't answer the question", said Sen. "But they didn't think him and all of a sudden he's gone".
"If Kavanaugh reveals himself in his confirmation hearings to be someone in that mold, the Trump base will not look fondly on providing a companion for Chief Justice Roberts".