Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, an umbrella coalition of more than 200 civil rights organisations in the United States, likened Kavanaugh to Trump, a property tycoon, saying "he would protect the rights of the wealthy and powerful over the rights of all".
"When should we as a society paternalistically decide that the participants in these sports and entertainment activities must be protected from themselves - that the risk of significant physical injury is simply too great even for eager and willing participants?"
It's common for a major nomination to trigger a paperwork avalanche during the laborious Senate confirmation process, which will see Kavanaugh having one-on-one meetings with influential senators before he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will vote to send his nomination to the Senate floor.
The judge emphasized that no one is above the law, but he pointed out that the Constitution already provides a solution if there's a scoundrel in the White House.
Kavanaugh made a reference to his experience with the Starr Report, which said that president Bill Clinton lied under oath in Clinton vs. Jones regarding his sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky, obstructed justice, and refused to testify. "I am going to do my due diligence, exercise an independent review and independent judgment so don't have a feeling one way or another", said the Alabama Democrat. The Senate minority leader vows to fight Kavanaugh "with everything I've got". His has been a consistently conservative voice on the court. He needs only one Republican to switch if Arizona Sen. Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota have all been floated as possible "yes" votes for Kavanaugh, but on Tuesday, they were just as mum as their moderate colleagues on the other side of the aisle.
In a teleconference on Tuesday with reporters, Al Sharpton, a civil rights and activist founder of National Action Network, a group providing community services for the poor, accused the Republican-controlled Senate of "double standards". Trump also has suggested he could pardon himself.
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Giuliani said , "If the president says, 'I fired him for the good of the United States, '" it was justification enough. Mueller. "I have advised the president, which he understands: no discussion of pardons", Giuliani said.
Kavanaugh, a conservative federal judge who previously served in the administration of George W. Bush, has been tapped to replace Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, a longtime swing vote for whom Kavanaugh once clerked. While he has yet to reveal his sentiments on the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to abortion access, he was involved with a dispute over whether a pregnant migrant woman who was being held by immigration authorities could receive an abortion in 2017, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Democrats are specifically targeting two pro-choice Republicans, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Richard Blumenthal of CT, another Democrat on the committee, said when asked if Democrats were simply trying to slow down the fight.
On the appeals court, he's voted to strike down environmental regulations and said he would have overturned internet regulations issued while Barack Obama was president.
Although neither Fallon nor Demand Justice responded to Observer's request for comment, the former told McClatchy last month that "the last person we need on the Supreme Court is a Mitch McConnell crony who will interpret the Constitution with the goal of helping Republicans win elections".
As he arrived on Capitol Hill Tuesday, he huddled with McConnell, Vice President Mike Pence and former Sen.