President Trump visits Council Bluffs for 'MAGA' rally
- Author: Delores Daniels Oct 11, 2018,
Oct 11, 2018, 1:53
President Donald Trump, right, applauds as Justice Brett Kavanaugh hugs his wife Ashley Kavanaugh, following a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of Kavanaugh as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States conducted by Justice Anthony Kennedy in the East Room of the White House today in Washington.
During the swearing-in ceremony at the White House on October 8, Trump apologized to Kavanaugh and his family "for the bad pain and suffering you have been forced to endure". "You know what they're talking about and packing their courts with radical judges to overrule the will of the American people. I think, given our divides, it will pretty much fall predictably between those who are for and those who are against", Clinton said.
Protesters continued to take a stand against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this week, but came in fewer numbers and were mocked online.
"The Democrats are even talking about doing really bad things now to Justice Kavanaugh", Trump said. Every litigant in the Supreme Court can be assured that I will listen to their arguments with respect and an open mind.
Some of Trump's allies have suggested he will replace Sessions, whom he has repeatedly criticized, after the midterm elections. Sen.
Trump had once said he found her testimony credible.
"If an opening comes in the past year of President Trump's term, and the primary process has started, we'll wait until the next election", Graham said in remarks at the Atlantic Festival last week.
The crowd was orders of magnitude smaller than the throngs of women who occupied Senate halls and heckled Republican senators in the runup to Kavanaugh's critical confirmation vote last Saturday, but used the same costumes and held the same signs: "Kava-Nope", "Believe Survivors", and "We do not consent".
This "speaking truth to power" line has been spoken in reference to Anita Hill, the woman who accused SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment back in 1991; Hill has now had an HBO movie and a documentary glorify her testimony.
He denied the allegations and in a blistering partisan attack during a Senate hearing on Sept 27, accused Democrats of an "orchestrated political hit".
But the argument from some Republican strategists that the Kavanaugh fight has drained the blue wave seems far-fetched, according to this survey and others.
The survey produced nearly no good news for Democrats, who earlier this year expected to benefit from historical trends that show the party of first-term presidents nearly always lose congressional seats in the first midterm election after their inauguration.
The Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh in a 50-48 vote on October 6, concluding a bitter confirmation battle with exactly one month left before the midterm election on November 6. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. One of the two cases the court is hearing Wednesday involves the detention of immigrants, an issue on which Kavanaugh's vote could be key.
The return to judicial matters comes after weeks of heated debate over his confirmation in the wake of an allegation from California professor Christine Blasey Ford that he sexually assaulted her when they were high schoolers in suburban Maryland decades ago.