Trump's fellow Republicans hold a 51-49 Senate majority, leaving them little margin for error.
President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court once wrote that sitting presidents should be immune from criminal investigation because their job is too important and prosecution would be a burdensome distraction.
"Justice Kennedy devoted his career to securing liberty. Ever since I joined the faculty, I have admired him for serving as a teacher and mentor to our students and for hiring a diverse set of clerks, in all respects, during his time on the court". "Like Trump's first nominee a year ago, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of" Obamacare".
The on-the-fence Democrats ignored calls by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to present a united Democratic front against Kavanaugh's nomination. So far, Trump has installed more than 20 appeals court judges and more than 16 trial court judges on the federal bench. He also was a key aide to Kenneth Starr during his investigation of President Bill Clinton and worked in the White House during George W. Bush's presidency.
With a short list of candidates already in hand, Trump has moved quickly to select his nominee, just 12 days after Kennedy announced his retirement. The official spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the official announcement.
"He is positioning his opinions to speak to the Supreme Court", Perkins said.
An hour earlier, she had tweeted: "Very few times I've felt threatened while out in the field".
Schumer pledged to use all the weapons in his arsenal to stop Kavanaugh from joining the Supreme Court.
Other Republicans said they hoped to confirm Kavanaugh before the court reconvenes in October. While I happen to think Presidents are entitled to the confirmation of their judicial nominees if they're intellectually and experientially qualified, it has always been accepted that ideology plays a major role in both the appointment and confirmation process.
NOM and other conservative groups have launched massive lobbying operations in favour of Kavanaugh, who was vetted by the anti-LGBT Heritage Foundation and Federalist Society, both of whom have strongly opposed anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.
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Here's why: Kavanaugh's court rarely issues opinions on Monday. "My body, my choice!" and "hey, hey, ho, ho, Kavanaugh has got to go!"
Mike Sacks, a reporter for the Fox television affiliate in NY and a self-described lapsed lawyer, was among the first to make the connection on Twitter.
Among their targets are Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, as well as Doug Jones of Alabama, who is not up for re-election but represents a conservative state in the Deep South.
The poll shows that Democrats in three states - Sen.
Under Republicans' most bullish forecast, they would actually pick up six seats, the four mentioned above plus OH and Missouri. "They're all saying, don't do that, you don't do that, you shouldn't do that", he told Maria Bartiromo.
At the White House late Monday, Trump called Kavanaugh a "brilliant jurist" who has "devoted his life to public service".
Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, says it's "extremely disappointing" that some Democrats have made clear they'll oppose the nominee even before the president announces his choice.
Updated today, July 9, 2018, at 9:19 p.m. with new information throughout. From the formation of the first permanent Pennsylvanian local labor union in Philadelphia in 1792, through the Lattimer massacre in Northeastern Pennsylvania, to the Homestead Strike in Western Pennsylvania to today's struggle to protect the right to organize, Pennsylvania workers have led the way to ensure that working people have basic rights, good wages, and benefits, like health care. On Tuesday he said that Trump is "worried" about an investigation over Russian collusion in the 2016 election and believes Kavanaugh would serve as a "barrier" should the inquiry end up before the supreme court.
Former Sen. Jon Kyl will guide President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee through the Senate confirmation process. In 2003, he served as Assistant to the President as the White House Staff Secretary, according to SCOTUS Blog. He works for the Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling.