Women's March slammed for goof in statement on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

Women's March slammed for goof in statement on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

Women's March slammed for goof in statement on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

Grassley said a speedy confirmation wasn't necessarily the goal. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the median net worth disclosed by Supreme Court justices was $4.6 million in 2017.

"One of which is to kind of shore up a conservative base and convince them that, despite other controversies that seem to arise around him, that they need him, and that he is delivering on something that is important to the base and that is delivering conservative judges", Pickerill said. After a stint in private practice, Kavanaugh then joined the George W. Bush White House as an associate counsel and then as an assistant to the president.

Several said they were determined to make up their own minds as they weigh the political consequences back home before deciding whether to support Brett Kavanaugh to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Later, in a statement provide by her office, Frankel said: "The alarming reality is that we are on the precipice of five men taking us back to the days of coat-hanger medicine, when women were maimed and killed as a result of back alley abortions".

Fallon, who is the executive director of Demand Justice, a new group that promotes progressive judicial nominees, said his organization has been working to persuade senators to oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation. McConnell has a 51-49 Senate majority, narrowed further by the absence of ailing Sen.

The White House did not say how much of the debt came from ticket purchases, or name the friends involved in the transactions.

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

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Manchin, Donnelly and Heitkamp were the only Democrats who voted past year to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

While the Senate's leaders have been outspoken, all eyes are on senators closer to the middle of the ideological spectrum.

In 2000, Kavanaugh represented pro bono the Miami relatives of 6-year-old Elian, who wanted to keep the child in Miami despite his father's wishes to have custody of him in Cuba.

"And for having a nominee who doesn't have a clear record on these issues Equality Florida has a lot of concerns with Judge Kavanaugh's nomination", said John Harris Maurer with Equality Florida.

Among their targets are Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, as well as Doug Jones of Alabama, who is not up for re-election but represents a conservative state in the Deep South.

Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania was the first senator from a red state to come out against the nominee, even before Trump announced who it would be. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to oppose any nominee who threatens Roe v. Wade.

"There's been some pre-judging - which is unfortunate - before people get to meet him", she said. "Brett Kavanaugh is hands down among the finest". "I'm interested in that it shows his views evolved, which I think is a reasonable learning experience".

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