Kavanaugh reports relatively modest finances, debt repayment

Kavanaugh reports relatively modest finances, debt repayment

President Donald Trump announced Monday that Kavanaugh is the Supreme Court nominee for Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat.

"The litmus test for judges that are focused on reproductive rights and the Affordable Care Act, to me, is a step too far", Dozier said. "The stakes are high for the LGBT community". The Republican-controlled Senate blocked his nomination and changed the Senate rules so that a nominee couldn't be confirmed in an election year. The official said Trump decided on Kavanaugh because of his large body of jurisprudence cited by other courts, describing him as a judge that other judges read.

Trump, speaking less than 11 hours after a prime-time event to unveil his new Supreme Court nominee, said Kavanaugh has received "great reviews" from the legal community. "I think that getting along with Russian Federation, getting along with China, is a good thing". In a lecture hosted by the conservative Heritage Foundation, Kavanaugh said Byrd stressed to him the importance of the powers listed in the Constitution.

But if the confirmation debate becomes an argument over manners or how Republicans maneuvered to get to this point, Sanders suggested, the public - which he believes is mostly detached from Supreme Court-related jousting - will switch off.

However, Kavanaugh appears to have passed her litmus test on the issue. One feminist group is also demanding an investigation into whether Judge Kavanaugh knew anything about sexual harassment claims against another federal judge for whom he clerked in 1991.

Baldwin also opposed Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first Supreme Court nominee.

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The states the RNC is focusing on are Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Indiana, Ohio, Florida, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and MI.

Capito also said Kavanaugh also talked about meeting late U.S. Sen. "All this swirl going on, should a president be allowed to appoint somebody who's already made it clear that he would give immunity to him should anything come before the Supreme Court".

If confirmed, his relatively modest means would rank Kavanaugh in the lower tier in personal finances among members of court.

Baldwin is considered to be one of the most liberal Democrats running for reelection this year in a state carried by the president.

At the same time, Republicans are urging a half dozen Democratic senators, largely those who are up for re-election in Trump-won states, to back the president's choice. Even if they do, states would immediately pass laws legalizing abortion and gay marriage.

"Tammy Baldwin's vow to obstruct Judge Kavanaugh shows that she'd rather stand with her Washington party bosses than do her job to defend the Constitution", National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Calvin Moore said in a statement.

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