Women dressed in Handmaid's Tale robes protest Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation hearing

Women dressed in Handmaid's Tale robes protest Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation hearing

In the hearing room, Kavanaugh is being asked about his ability to uphold laws crucial to reproductive health.

Judge Kavanaugh's morning session in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill was put on pause Tuesday, and as Trump's pick for the Supreme Court was getting up to leave. Trump also contradicts himself by conceding that Republican Sen.

"We can not possibly move forward", said Sen.

So it was that Kamala Harris, with an eye on 2020, immediately demanded that Chairman Chuck Grassley adjourn the Judiciary Committee hearing. What are we trying to hide by not having the documents out front? "What are we hiding by not letting these documents come out?" asked Senator Cory Booker.

"The Brett Kavanaugh hearings for the future Justice of the Supreme Court are truly a display of how mean, angry, and despicable the other side is", Trump wrote on Twitter. We can't tell if they're going through the histrionic motions or if they might actually try to block a confirmation vote.

Kavanaugh's hearing began less than 24 hours after the Senate had received 42,000 pages of documents from Kavanaugh's tenure, and three days after the White House asserted executive privilege and refused to release a hundred thousand documents.

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In a statement Tuesday evening, the U.S. Capitol Police said a total of 70 people were charged with in connection with protests of Tuesday's hearing.

Kavanaugh has been prepping intensively in recent weeks but he held his last, full-day mock hearing last Monday, the White House aide said. If all goes as Republicans plan, Kavanaugh could be on the bench when the court begins its new term on October 1.

"It's that president who's decided you are his man", Durbin said.

In an interview on Tuesday afternoon, Guttenberg, who had been introduced at the hearing earlier as a guest of Sen. He said he would not decide cases on his personal views.

Aged just 53, Kavanaugh would replace retired swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy in a lifetime appointment, a move that could solidify a hard-right court majority and help shape key aspects of American society for a generation or more.

That's far more than for any previous Supreme Court nominee, but millions of pages have been withheld. "And she taught me that good judges must always stand in the shoes of others".

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Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime died in the February 2018 attack, approached Kavanaugh after he rose from the witness table for a lunch break.

Kennedy was a solid conservative but sided with the court's liberals on some issues, including abortion and gay rights.

Kavanaugh also is likely to face questions about his views on investigating sitting presidents and the ongoing probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., scoffed at Democrats who complained that Kavanaugh is too partisan.

Witnesses will also speak about Kavanaugh. He has served for the past 12 years on the appeals court in Washington, DC.

With Senator John McCain's death, the Republican Senate majority shrank to 50-49, but McCain's replacement is likely be seated before a final vote on Kavanaugh, restoring the majority to 51-49 and providing the votes needed for confirmation.

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"Their motives are clear", said Sen.

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