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Kamala Harris Dismisses The Constitution To Kavanaugh As 'That Book You Carry'

Kamala Harris Dismisses The Constitution To Kavanaugh As 'That Book You Carry'

Democrats pressed Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick, over newly released emails highlighting his views on abortion and race issues on Thursday during his Senate confirmation hearing after a tense partisan fight over the public release of the documents.

At the time, Kavanaugh was associate counsel in the White House and was responsible for helping to vet judicial nominees who would appear before the Judiciary Committee. Testimony is expected from witnesses who will testify regarding Kavanaugh's fitness for the position. "We've got some things to talk about", they chanted. A number praised his concerted efforts to hire as law clerks both minorities and women.

His testimony came during a week marked by feuds between Democratic and GOP lawmakers over Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing - a nominee who many believe could shift the court to the right for decades if confirmed.

Harris' cavalier attitude toward the Constitution seems to fit quite well with her previous history; in December 2010, when she became California's Attorney General, Harris announced that her office would not defend Proposition 8 before the 9 Circuit Court of Appeals, despite the fact that it had been passed by voters in 2008 and attorney generals usually defend state laws.

Sure, Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court would represent a generational shift to the right.

Democrats were infuriated in the weeks leading up to Kavanaugh's hearings due to the lack of documentation the National Archives provided on the judge's history.

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Yet he's also courted controversy with comments about homosexuals, women and victims under the 1964-85 military dictatorship. Bolsonaro is running on a tough-on-crime platform and has advocated for looser restrictions on gun ownership in Brazil.

Democrats have portrayed Kavanaugh as a justice who might vote to roll back or overturn the Roe v. Wade decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion.

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who voiced support for Booker's actions, has asked why Kavanaugh is receiving special treatment in his hearing process. The witnesses included Rochelle Garza, the legal guardian for a pregnant immigrant teenager whose quest for an abortion Kavanaugh would have delayed past year.

"Some of that stuff's good as a politician, because it shows that you care", Watters acknowledged. White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement that Leahy's assertion shows "just how desperate he is to smear Judge Kavanaugh's stellar reputation". "If you torpedo Kavanaugh you'll likely end up with someone worse".

In February 1974, Dean was disbarred in Virginia for his "unethical, unprofessional, and unwarranted conduct in the Watergate affair", the New York Times reported. He was the first administration official to testify in the Watergate hearings to Congress and was key in the investigation, as he admitted the president was directly linked with the Watergate cover-up. It's debatable how much has actually been revealed about Kavanaugh's thinking as a judge, or the kind of Supreme Court justice he would be.

Trump himself, campaigning in Montana on Thursday night, sought to make Kavanaugh's confirmation a political test for voters, saying the judge deserves bipartisan support and criticizing the "anger and the meanness on the other side - it's sick".

Judiciary Committee Republicans complained that the question was unfair.


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