Sharpton: 'No Democrat Should Even Meet' with SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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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.

Hatch also said Tuesday that Democrats' concern that Kavanaugh's appointment to the court would endanger abortion rights was overblown and labeled it "pathetic" as a rallying cry against him.

The opinion of the Yale petitioners was far less favorable, calling Kavanaugh's nomination "an emergency" and the judge himself a "threat to the most vulnerable". He said it's different with mid-term elections.

The Supreme Court's Catholic majority stands in contrast to the presidency - only one US president, John F. Kennedy, has been Catholic - and the overall composition of the country: In 2014, about 20 percent of Americans identified as Catholic. If confirmed, he would replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Kavanaugh once clerked. "In law school I learned that no person is above the law". Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) - condemned the choice and said Kavanaugh, if confirmed, could mean the end of Roe v. Wade and a negative impact on women.

According to The Washington Post, Kavanaugh reported having between $60,000 and $200,000 in debt between three credits cards and a personal loan in 2016 but the debt either was paid off or fell below the required amount to be reported.

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I asked him and he said he was OK, it did not affect him much. "Thank God we have shown our character". This was not a handsome game, it was a fight, a battle for the semifinal. "And he who does, wins".

Now Democrats - who as the minority party have few options to block the Kavanaugh confirmation process - are desperate for their support once more as they weigh what many see as one of the most consequential decisions of Trump's presidency.

FILE - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell greets Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 10, 2018. The majority for the Republicans in the Senate is razor thin and so every vote will matter dearly to each side. "A solid conservative who interprets the law, who won't make the law".

Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Rand Paul of Kentucky could potentially have some problems with Kavanaugh.

"Well, I don't think anybody is going to overturn Roe v. Wade", Hatch told Judy Woodruff on "PBS NewsHour". "He will get a lot of questions from senators of both parties that reach into his background, and then they'll delve into the Minnesota Law Review article and try to figure out how this will play out going forward", Covington said.

"I really consider Kavanaugh a friend of all the bill of rights provisions, I've studied other opinions of his, so yes, he would be a friend of the Second Amendment", said Stephen Halbrook, a lawyer and Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute.

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