Senate Judiciary Committee wraps up Kavanaugh hearing

Wednesday, 12 Sep, 2018

Eastmond was followed by two children with chronic health problems, both of whom have apparently been led to believe that if Kavanaugh is confirmed, they will be banned from seeking treatment for their conditions and forced to breathe dirty air.

Democrats began Kavanaugh's hearing on Tuesday with an attempt to postpone the vote to a later date, in order to have the proper time to not only review the documents they now have their hands on, but also to request access to the documents that have mysteriously been made unavailable to them. Currently Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate.

Utah's junior senator, Mike Lee, wrote in his weekly newsletter that Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington, D.C., would be a Supreme Court justice by the end of the month. If approved by the full Senate, Kavanaugh would fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

"I hope that the senator will reconsider his decision because no senator deserves to sit on this committee or serve in the Senate, in my view, if [they] decide to be a law unto themselves and willingly throws out the rules of the Senate and the determination of confidentiality and classification", said Cornyn. He has intervened to confirm education secretary Betsy DeVos, to confirm ambassador Sam Brownback and to allow states to block funding for Planned Parenthood. Miranda said he may have shared stolen material with Kavanaugh, but never told him the material came from Democrats.

"We should put these Democratic Senators under oath, because they are the ones deliberately misleading the public", Shah said.

Kavanaugh maintained that he views Roe v. Wade, which legalized a woman's right to obtain an abortion, as an "important precedent" during his recent Senate hearing, including when he was asked directly about the 2003 email. Democrats also said Kavanaugh, a former lawyer in the George W Bush White House, sought to obscure his own positions on presidential immunity, racial profiling and other issues.

With special counsel Robert Mueller deep into his investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, committee Democrats expressed concerns throughout the weeklong hearing that Kavanaugh would side with Trump on questions such as whether a president can be forced to testify.

"There were numerous emails sent to him that made it very clear this was stolen information, including a draft letter from me", Leahy said in an interview.

Later, Feinstein's office tweeted it was skeptical about Kavanaugh's response.

What does Brett Kavanaugh have to do with this? "Too many missing emails and too many questions about his trustworthiness".

The group alleges that Kavanaugh committed perjury during his hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

No surprise here: U.S. Sen. Booker said he would gladly accept the consequences.