Hero or villain? Trump's court pick is in for a fight

President Donald Trump talks with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Kavanaugh’s family after nominating him to the Supreme Court

President Donald Trump talks with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Kavanaugh’s family after nominating him to the Supreme Court. Alex Brandon AP

Sometimes, Kyl has stayed in the background, as he did in Sen. "There weren't any questions on constitutionalist judicial philosophy and application of the Constitution - whereas with Kavanaugh, there are some questions", he explains.

Grassley said a speedy confirmation wasn't necessarily the goal. "I have no doubt he is going to be a great justice", he said. Pence told reporters that Kavanaugh was a "good man". Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota - "to once again vote across the aisle for their own sake to keep their Senate seats". John McCain of Arizona, nearly every vote matters.

Great America PAC and Great America Alliance will next week launch a campaign to confirm Kavanaugh built around cable television, radio and digital ads in seven states that were won by Trump in 2016 and where Democratic senators are campaigning for reelection. 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.

Referencing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's successful push to hold off the Supreme Court confirmation until after the 2016 election, Peters said McConnell is "not being consistent with his views" and should give senators adequate time to consider the nomination before the midterm elections this fall. News report on the Supreme Court nominee's financial forms.

Each of those Democrats will have to decide what to do, and all of their choices involve risk.

"It seems to be that if you are running for president on the Democratic side in 2020 or thinking about it, you have to prove you are the most insane person when it comes to Trump nominees", Graham said in the interview with Fox host Martha MacCallum.

Senators Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and West Virginia's Joe Manchin will no doubt face massive pressure from their own party to toe the line and vote no.

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In March, Germany agreed to allow Russia's energy-exporting monopoly Gazprom to build a pipeline through its waters. That means that if Trump really wants to pull out of US commitments here, he's going to have to take several steps.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pointed to the Women's March statement as proof that he was correct when he said Sunday that Trump "could nominate George Washington and the left would go insane".

"Well, I don't think anybody is going to overturn Roe v. Wade", Hatch told Judy Woodruff on "PBS NewsHour".

With Trump's Republicans clinging to a narrow 51-49 Senate majority, and Senator John McCain battling brain cancer and unlikely to vote, a single GOP defection could sink Kavanaugh if all Democrats unite against him.

"There are several others", Schumer said, claiming that Kavanaugh is "way at the extremes" and referencing a 2009 law review article authored by Kavanaugh to ridiculously assert that Kavanaugh - formerly a member of Ken Starr's investigative team into President Bill Clinton's Whitewarter and Lewinsky scandals - believes a sitting president shouldn't be investigated.

A press release by the Women's March organization slamming Kavanaugh received criticism for writing "In response to Donald Trump's nomination of XX to the Supreme Court of the United States", implying that they would oppose whoever the nominee was.

She did not explicitly say whether she would support Trump's pick. When you reflect back on that time in your life, in light of Kavanaugh's nomination, where does your mind go?

"We won this battle in the light of day previous year", said Sen. "I think we should have the hearings; let's lay out the facts".

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