Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Health Care | By Belinda Paul

'Team player' Brett Kavanaugh sworn in again as US Supreme Court Justice

'Team player' Brett Kavanaugh sworn in again as US Supreme Court Justice

A White House ceremony was held Monday night, in which President Trump erroneously said that Kavanaugh had been "proven innocent" of sexual-assault allegations levied at him by Christine Blasey Ford.

McConnell suggested that if Democrats were to pursue that strategy, voters would turn against them. Forty-nine Democratic senators supported the resolution and they would have needed an additional Republican vote - besides Collins - to reach the 51-vote threshold for the measure to pass, though the GOP-controlled House would likely not have acted on the legislation.

"It's turned our base on fire", McConnell said about the battle, which he's also called a political gift.

"A majority wanted a conservative Supreme Court justice and they got that", Perry said, "but the process itself made it not seem like the victory that Utah voters were hoping for". Republicans thought they would finally overturn the law as the court had eight justices appointed by Republican presidents. Mark Miloscia, and the 26th District, a seat left open by Republican Sen.

Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said the caucus has "some pretty strong feelings about the whole issue now", but hedged a bit by saying that he "wouldn't presume to" speak for what Schumer might accept.

He says it would backfire and help Trump in 2020 the way President Bill Clinton's impeachment cost Republicans two decades ago.

"She's certainly going to recover", he said.

In order to carry out the Republican agenda, the party has minimized and belittled an accomplished woman who has had to carry the trauma and pain of her sexual assault for 36 years. She spoke up, but the verdict with the procedural vote is "we believe you, but we don't care". "Nobody is going to beat her". A recent Fox News poll has Heitkamp trailing her Republican challenger, Rep. Kevin Cramer, by 12 points.

"She is a Republican in our conference in very good standing", McConnell added. "It would be a shame, because we'd be wasting a lot of time".

"If a male student says "I am anxious I am going to be accused of sexual assault because I've heard other people being accused of sexual assault"... their worry is not 'Do I know people who have been assaulted?' ..." But, he added, "I would think it would be very, very hard to unseat the President in a primary". In his opening statement at his confirmation hearing he said, "In our independent Judiciary, the Supreme Court is the last line of defense for the separation of powers, and the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution". Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell made it his goal to fill this seat before the midterms.

McConnell responded, "I'm not changing anything". "But never just kind of mindless obstruction", he said. Republicans said at the time that the Senate should wait until a new president was elected to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

New Justice Brett Kavanaugh says the U.S. Supreme Court "is not a partisan or political institution", and is promising to "always be a team player on a team of nine".

According to Deadline, Kimmel joked that Trump is "flying extra high today after the confirmation of beer-battered Brett Kavanaugh, who is now on the United States Supreme Court despite all of the stuff you know about".

The overhaul legislation some Democrats are tentatively calling "H.R. 1" is three-pronged: imposing greater oversight on lobbyists, strengthening voting rights-including a measure that would create a national automatic voter registration system-and forcing greater transparency on donations to politically active organizations, including super PACs.

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