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Graham Warns Dems Against Personal Attacks on Kavanaugh

13 July 2018

Senator Charles Grassley believes President Trump's supreme court nominee is well qualified for the job and critics will have trouble preventing his quick confirmation. A simple majority is required.

Stephen Colbert is "still recovering from watching America's Next Top Justice", alluding to President Trump's reality-show-ification of announcing his new Supreme Court Justice nominee. It is likely to be one of the more important decisions of his presidency.

Senator Graham released his statement on Kavanaugh in a Twitter post on Monday, saying that it was "a great night for the American people". He called Kavanaugh a "brilliant jurist" who has "devoted his life to public service".

Before that, Kavanaugh worked for Bush in the White House and during his election recount with Democratic opponent Al Gore in 2000. "Every Democrat voted against repeal of the ACA".

"Judge Kavanaugh is the real deal", Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said one day after a closed-door meeting with the nominee.

"I obviously want the opportunity to sit down with him one on one to get a better sense of his judicial philosophy". According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the median net worth disclosed by Supreme Court justices was $4.6 million in 2017.

The senator did not offer specifics but said they did discuss Kavanaugh's views on legal precedent.

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Other Democrats are anxious about Kavanaugh's written opinion that a President should not face legal action for a crime while in office. They see that as concerning amid the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and Russian ties to the Trump campaign. Do they think if they blocked Kavanaugh, Trump would name a moderate? "He's going to have all he can handle to handle current cases that come before the court, so I doubt seriously that that's really a legitimate concern".

Jenny Beth Martin, chairman of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, said Kavanaugh "has a stellar record of as an originalist, and has proven to be a strong defender of the Second Amendment and freedom of speech and religion".

Al Kauffman, a professor at St. Mary's University School of Law, said Kavanaugh has a pretty good chance at getting confirmed based on his qualifications, but it will be a very close vote. He described how his mother went on to earn a law degree, become a prosecutor and a judge.

Alaska is more for legal abortion than the USA as a whole, in the 2014 PRRI Atlas, with 56% of respondents saying they support legal abortions. While Republicans hold a majority in the Senate, and Senate actions taken previous year reduce the threshold for nomination approval to a simple majority, confirmation promises to be a stiff fight.

That said, it is a decision that is entirely up to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, and the Iowa Republican made clear to CNN's Manu Raju on Tuesday that he needs time to get his arms around the scale of the documents and review process before he locks in a timeline.

Kavanaugh, a federal appellate court judge in Washington, D.C., dissented in a recent ruling that allowed a 17-year-old detainee in an immigration facility to obtain an abortion.

Graham Warns Dems Against Personal Attacks on Kavanaugh