Baldwin Opposes Kavanaugh, Says He Would ‘Turn Back The Clock’ on Women

Democrats are also arguing that Trump picked Kavanaugh because of a law review article he wrote in 2009, that makes the case for deferring criminal investigations against sitting presidents.

Kavanaugh and Vice President Mike Pence met Tuesday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Justice Kennedy, who was often considered the swing vote, occupies a far more liberal position in the system than Kavanaugh does. Did you talk to President Trump about that? Senate Republicans hold only a 51-49 majority, leaving them hardly any margin if Democrats hold the line. If he were to be confirmed, women's reproductive rights would be in the hands of five men on the Supreme Court. "This is like he chose somebody to try and protect himself from all the things that might arise from the investigation".

The meeting came at nearly the same time that Senate Democrats held a rally against Kavanaugh in front of the Supreme Court, an event led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will hold Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing in the coming weeks.

But that may be a tall order.

In January, Kavanaugh dissented from a ruling by a federal appeals court that upheld the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was established in 2010 to protect Americans against abusive financial products and services. Jon Kyl. He also met with Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, for what Grassley described as a "pleasant conversation".

Grassley said a speedy confirmation wasn't necessarily the goal. "We're not just going to stand by and let this happen". John McCain of Arizona.

She did not explicitly say whether she would support Trump's pick.

"The @GOP and leaders like @LindseyGrahamSC and @SenateMajLdr seem to care more about a typo in a press release than they do about the future, safety, and rights of women, children, and our nation's most marginalized communities", the group said in another tweet.

Kavanaugh is likely to be more conservative than Justice Kennedy on a range of social issues.

Anthony Kennedy joined the Supreme Court in 1988.

By fall, the nomination may turn on a handful of senators who will be under enormous pressure ahead of the midterm elections.

Another vulnerable Democrat up for re-election - Sen.

"Judge Kavanaugh routinely rules against working families, regularly rejects employees' right to receive employer-provided health care, (and) too often sides with employers in denying employees relief from discrimination in the workplace", said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

Abortion will be perhaps the key issue in upcoming confirmation hearings for Kavanaugh.

Murkowski said, "We've got some due diligence that we've got to do". The last two Supreme Court nominees - Justices Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch - were approved after about 66 days.

As a Supreme Court justice, Kavanaugh would make about $255,300 per year. Like Trump's first nominee previous year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of Obamacare. "Even before President Trump made the announcement, it was clear that this was going to be a partisan battle".

Republicans called the choice a triumph and rallied behind Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh's evolved view on the subject could have implications for President Trump.

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