Democratic senators urge voters to focus Kavanaugh anger on election

Democratic senators urge voters to focus Kavanaugh anger on election

Democratic senators urge voters to focus Kavanaugh anger on election

President Trump talks to reporters as he departs the White House in Washington on Monday.

Grisham did not immediately respond to a follow-up question on what the first lady's prior commitment was.

Kavanaugh was officially sworn in Saturday evening as the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice John Roberts who administered the Constitutional Oath in the Justices' Conference Room, hours after the 53-year-old judge was confirmed by a bitterly divided Senate by 50-48 votes - the closest nomination vote since 1881. "I think it's the end of whatever legacy she has worked so hard to achieve as a moderate", Amy Halsted, co-director of Maine People's Alliance, which helped start the fundraiser, told Rolling Stone.

"Judge Kavanaugh was entitled to an up-or-down vote". During a campaign rally in MS, the president mocked Ford for not remembering key details of the alleged attack, including the date and location of the party she says she and Kavanaugh attended 36 years ago. "I'm against any kind of abuse or violence".

Donald Trump claimed Monday that the emotionally draining Brett Kavanaugh saga was a "hoax" perpetrated by "evil" Senate Democrats involving some intentionally faked claims of sexual assault that were created to derail the newest Supreme Court justice. In an emotionally charged testimony, Kavanaugh denied Ford's assault accusations as well as allegations that he drank more excessively than his peers in his younger years.

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Justice of the US Supreme Court.

Melania Trump has backed her husband's decisions but not on all occasions, she explained during a rare conversation with reporters from Egypt.

Pointing to television footage of protesters outside the Capitol, he said their numbers paled in comparison to the thousands of supporters awaiting him in Kansas.

"I just congratulated him", he said.

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When Bash asked if he was "happy" about Kavanaugh's confirmation, Kasich replied, "it's not about a matter of happy".

Trump also referred to reports that if Democrats gain a House majority in next month's midterm elections, they might pursue impeachment proceedings against Kavanaugh.

In a Facebook post, Jillian Gilchrest, a Democrat from West Hartford running for the General Assembly, proudly pointed to her campaign manager's presence at a protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Saturday after the Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh. With the partisan divide becoming more glaring on every issue with each passing election, Republicans feel their voters now increasinly view Democrats as opportunists who wanted to milk the Christine Blasey Ford testimony - especially after the way they whined despite the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe finding no corroborating evidence of Ford's claims against Kavanaugh from their high school years more than three decades ago.

He said Kavanaugh had withstood a "horrible, disgusting attack" that "nobody should have to go through".

The president - whose Republicans fear losing at least the lower house of Congress in November - angrily predicted that the Kavanaugh row would backfire on Democrats. All five of those states voted for Trump and Mitt Romney by double digits.

"I think in the states we're playing in, there is more Republican voters than Democrats", said a GOP operative who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak candidly about Senate races.

On Saturday, Democratic candidate for Alabama Deborah Barros tweeted: "Funny how a black female tennis player is held to a higher standard to keep her emotions in check than a Supreme Court nominee".

Susan Collins and her ilk knew the tactics they used to malign Anita Hill wouldn't work, so instead of calling Dr. Ford a liar, they all agreed to say she was a victim, but too dumb or hysterical to know who her perpetrator was. "Our base is on fire", claims Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.

Holder's bringing up Garland was also part of his point expressed in another tweet that emphasized that the concern over the process of selecting judges in the judicial system is more long term and not merely over what happened with Kavanaugh.

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