US Top Court Nominee Kavanaugh Facing More Questions

Blanche Robertson
September 11, 2018

Instead of focusing on the Constitution and Judge Kavanaugh's 307 opinions from his work on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, it appears that a number of Senate Democrats have concentrated their efforts on their quest for face time as part of their pursuit for the Democratic nomination for President in 2020.

The coat hangers are symbolic of returning to women receiving "back-alley" abortions before the 1973 Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion.

Activists have raised almost $400,000 for Collins' opponent in her 2020 re-election campaign if she votes to confirm Kavanaugh; the money will be returned to donors if she votes against his nomination.

Maine Senator Susan Collins will play a pivotal role in the upcoming vote on whether to consent to Donald Trump's nominated candidate.

Last month, Collins voted to preserve funding for Planned Parenthood - a day after the organization rallied in Washington to encourage her to vote against Kavanaugh.

Currently, Republicans have 51 seats in the Senate and only need 50 votes in order to consent to Mr Kavanaugh's nomination.

The Maine senator's support of Kavanaugh is seemingly in defiance of her own constituents, 49% of whom do not want her to confirm Kavanaugh.

Judge Kavanaugh could have said that he has never fired someone because they are LGBT, if true, which he did not. The hangers, which have been arriving at Collins' office since July, symbolize the unsafe techniques used in back-alley abortions that take place where abortions are not legal.

"The Supreme Court is too important to rush the confirmation process forward to meet a political schedule, and the confirmation process is too important to ignore the possibility that a nominee may have lied to the Senate".

A controversial Democratic PAC, the Democratic Coalition, claimed over the weekend it had filed a perjury "complaint" against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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"He is just capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years", he said. But nothing will get done if this generation doesn't vote, he added.

While Vice President Pence is confident that Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed, Sen. Both Collins and Murkowski will probably have to vote "no" for Kavanaugh to be blocked.

Leaders from the Women's March were among a broad coalition of organizations, including abortion rights groups, labor unions and advocates for gun control, behind this week's activism.

Kavanaugh sat in silence as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee battled over the release of classified documents related to his time in the George W. Bush White House. "I should not and may not make a commitment", he said. He dodged questions about whether a president could pardon himself, or could be subject to a subpeona, although he did call the Supreme Court's 1974 decision that forced President Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes "one of the greatest moments in American judicial history".

Collins has kept quiet about how she will vote.

"I can't comment on that", he said.

"Judge Kavanaugh would bring great integrity, independence and intellect to the court, as exemplified by his 12 years of service as a federal judge", White wrote in his statement.

Another television and online ad campaign, by liberal group Demand Justice, highlights Roe v. Wade and Collins.

Collins insists she's still deciding.

Former President Richard Nixon's White House counsel John Dean, who testified at Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, said Nixon tried without success to fire the special prosecutor during Watergate.

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