Watch Brett Kavanaugh’s Surpreme Court Confirmation Hearing Live

05 September, 2018, 17:40 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Kavanaugh set to begin confirmation hearings

"This is the first confirmation for a Supreme Court justice I've seen, basically, according to mob rule", Republican Senator John Cornyn said.

"What we've heard is the noise of democracy", Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said.

Trump campaigned on a promise to nominate pro-life judges and justices, and Democrats warn that Kavanaugh may seek to overturn Roe.

Guttenberg has become a prominent advocate for gun control, including stricter regulation on military-style "assault weapons", after his 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, was shot to death in her school hallway this February with a legally purchased AR-15-style rifle.

"We can not possibly move forward, Mr. Chairman, with this hearing", said Harris at the top of proceedings.

Kavanaugh could be in the hot seat for up to 12 hours, with Democrats showing on the hearing's first day that they were prepared to probe his suitability for the lifetime appointment on multiple fronts. Republicans need just 50 votes - their entire conference at the moment - to clear Kavanaugh's nomination. There were no signs of Republican defections.

The theatrics reflect the impotence of Democrats who lack the votes in the Senate to block Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Kavanaugh is likely to face intense grilling from senate lawmakers during the question and answer portion of the confirmation hearing. Orrin Hatch's opening statement, shouting over the seven-term Utah senator.




Republican Senator Lindsay Graham said President Trump often drove him insane but his choice of Kavanaugh was the best thing he had ever done.

Irked by a protester who interrupted him, Sen. He has said, 'The judge's job is to interpret the law, not to make the law or make policy.' I agree, as do most of the people we represent: judges shouldn't be legislating from the bench.

Gun control advocates say that if Kavanaugh is confirmed to the supreme court, which is now divided between justices who support gun rights and gun control, he may serve as the swing vote to make state and federal assault weapon ban unconstitutional, as well as to tear down local restrictions on carrying guns in public.

Republicans have released some, but not all, of the existing documents concerning Kavanaugh's two prior years as a lawyer in Bush's White House Counsel's Office.

Now, after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell completed the process former Democratic Leader Harry Reid started by eliminating the filibuster for all judicial nominees, there is absolutely nothing Democrats can do to stop Trump and the GOP Senate majority from installing Kavanaugh on the nation's highest court.

Kavanaugh sat silently and impassively for most of the day, occasionally sipping water and taking notes on senators' points.

In video of the exchange, Guttenberg can be seen reaching out to shake Kavanaugh's hand as the Supreme Court nominee stood up to walk out of the room for recess. But when a father who lost his teenage daughter in an unacceptably violent act asked for nothing more than a handshake and some acknowledgement of the human cost of the soaring American gun violence, Judge Kavanaugh couldn't be bothered.

White House spokesperson Raj Shah said security intervened before Kavanaugh could shake the hand of the "unidentified individual".

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