Trump Calls Brett Kavanaugh a ‘Flawless Person’

Lamar Ellis
October 9, 2018

Justice Kavanaugh - who vehemently denies the sexual assault allegations against - is due to take his seat in the Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear arguments about longer prison terms for repeat offenders.

But clearly the pair do not speak for the 55% of women who told pollsters that they were opposed to Kavanaugh's confirmation, or the 52% who said they believed Dr. Ford's testimony.

So, for Democrats, such as Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY, to say that they are going to investigate Kavanaugh for perjury and related issues if the Democrats take the House and/or Senate is not only premature, but a bad mistake, and one that will only redound to the Democrats' detriment.

As Kavanaugh dominated the headlines over the past two weeks, Republicans made slight gains in the House's generic ballot, while significantly improving their prospects in the race for Senate control. If the Senate and House go in opposite directions, it's rare and will prove a bump from the Trump-Kavanaugh combo.

"Frankly, we are just less than a month away from an election", Coons said. Eighty-five percent of all voters in these districts say the Supreme Court is either important or extremely important in deciding their vote for Congress this year.

"It was a disgraceful situation, brought about people that are evil", the president added, though it was unclear whether he was referring to Kavanaugh's accusers, Senate Democrats opposing his confirmation, or other unnamed individuals.

Trump swore in Kavanaugh Saturday as the nation's 114th member of the Supreme Court after a savage battle that splintered the Senate and riveted the country.

At a Supreme Court preview in September, former Obama Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. predicted that with Kavanaugh on the bench, Roe v. Wade will be overturned, at least in part, within five years. "So I think even before you start focusing on questions about his truthfulness before a Senate committee, you've got to focus on the urgency of the work over the next 30 days, and that's where my focus is", Booker said. "I think that the MS speech had great impact", he said, calling it "a very important thing".

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Kavanaugh was administered the official Constitutional Oath and Judicial Oath by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy shortly after being confirmed by the Senate.

When Trump ran for the presidency in 2016, he vowed to appoint conservative judges to the Supreme Court, disclosing a list of possible candidates.

As he left the White House for an event in Florida on Monday, Mr Trump said: "So I've been hearing that now they're thinking about impeaching a brilliant jurist".

"Unfortunately, it's going to take a lot more than female clerks to undo the damage to the legitimacy of the court done by this travesty of a confirmation process".

It drew the line under a bruising nomination process defined by harrowing testimony from a woman who says Kavanaugh tried to rape her when they were teenagers - and by his fiery rebuttal. "I had never been more [angry] in my life".

A day after Manchin broke with his party on what may be the most consequential vote of the Trump era, the vulnerable Democrat is facing a political firestorm back home.

"When people ask why should they vote, now they have a chance in November to vote and declare their message loud and clear", Kasich said.

The Hawaii Democrat criticized Collins for her views in light of the Maine Republican's meetings with sexual assault survivors.

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