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Justice Kavanaugh unlikely to heed calls for recusal

Justice Kavanaugh unlikely to heed calls for recusal

When Obama nominated Garland in 2016 to fill the vacancy of the late, venerable Justice Antonin Scalia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell famously (or infamously, perhaps) led a Senate GOP refusal to hold confirmation hearings.

As the 2018 midterms approached, pundits and polls suggested Democrats would turn the election into a referendum on President Trump. When former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was running for office, the republicans used the argument of President Bill Clinton's affair as a continual weapon against Secretary Clinton.

"It's not coming from the Republican side of aisle", McConnell said in response to a question at a news conference on Wednesday. They only "seek investigations ... of the public statements he has made as a nominee to the Supreme Court", Henderson said in a statement. Republicans thought they would finally overturn the law as the court had eight justices appointed by Republican presidents. He said Republicans were inundated with protesters in recent weeks and had their lives disrupted.

Just a few days ago, 50 Republican senators cast the deciding votes for Brett Kavanaugh to ascend to the highest court in the U.S. The Supreme Court was initially envisioned by the framers of the Constitution to be an unbiased and nonpartisan institution that would be immune to party politics and the whims of the nation.

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McConnell signaled he's willing to take up another high court nomination in the 2020 presidential election season should another vacancy arise.

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In order to carry out the Republican agenda, the party has minimized and belittled an accomplished woman who has had to carry the trauma and pain of her sexual assault for 36 years. After her vote Collins spoke on Sunday news shows saying she believed Ford was indeed assaulted but that Kavanaugh was not the one. "Nobody is going to beat her".

Polls have put her Republican opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer, comfortably ahead.

"She is a Republican in our conference in very good standing", McConnell added.

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"When I say we, you know, 'we kick 'em, ' I don't mean we do anything inappropriate".

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The 15 complaints, related to statements Kavanaugh made during his Senate confirmation hearings, were initially filed with the federal appeals court in Washington, where Kavanaugh served for the last 12 years before his confirmation Saturday to the Supreme Court. "And when I looked at the lack of any corroborating evidence, including no evidence from her very best friend who was present at the party, I could not conclude that Brett Kavanaugh was her assailant".

McConnell responded, "I'm not changing anything".

"It's not surprising that Senate Democrats are fighting to take away people's choices on health care, to drive up premiums", said Sen.

The Kentucky Republican said it awakened them to the Supreme Court cause - an issue that inspired numerous same voters to back President Trump in 2016.

According to the National Law Journal, Kavanaugh hired 25 women and 23 men while serving as an appeals court judge on the D.C. Circuit. "But Republicans went on to gain control of the Senate in those elections and increase their majority in the House of Representatives".

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