Parkland victim's dad says Kavanaugh 'turned his back' on him

Parkland victim's dad says Kavanaugh 'turned his back' on him

Parkland victim's dad says Kavanaugh 'turned his back' on him

Senate Democrats urge delay of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing; Shannon Bream reports.

Many Democratic senators already have announced their intention to vote against Kavanaugh and many Republicans have likewise signaled their support.

"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 tweeted. There has been speculation Booker and Harris might consider 2020 presidential runs. He points out that Democrats interrupted the hearing 63 times as agitators again start screaming and trying to interrupt the hearing as Grassley says that today will be different.

Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime died in the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, attended the hearing to listen to discussions on the Second Amendment, which protects the rights of gun owners.

Democrats raised objections from the moment Iowa Sen.

The 53-year-old judge, who serves on the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sat impassively for almost seven hours of senators' statements before speaking for less than 20 minutes.

Republicans have said Democrats have more than enough documents to assess Kavanaugh's record, including his 12 years of judicial opinions as a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Fred Guttenberg approached him out of nowhere with his hand extended.

"A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law", he added. "A judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent", he said.

Durbin also questioned Kavanaugh's credibility.

"This is something I have never gone through before in 15 Supreme Court nominations". But the justices often say they seek consensus when they can, and they like to focus on how frequently they reach unanimous decisions.

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, said a committee vote is likely to occur September 20.

Senate Democrats may not have the votes to block the Kavanaugh nomination, but on Tuesday, they at least showed a willingness to use whatever tools they could to try and slow its inevitability.

"There are battles worth fighting, regardless of the outcome", Sen. George W. Bush's lawyer turned over 42,000 pages of documents from Kavanaugh's time in the White House to senators late on Monday night, just hours before the hearings began.

Not long after the attempts to obstruct the hearing began, NBC's Kasie Hunt reported that the interruptions were part of a strategy to derail the hearings coordinated by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

"We can not possibly move forward, Mr. Chairman, with this hearing", she declared.

White House spokesperson Raj Shah said security intervened before Kavanaugh could shake the hand of the "unidentified individual".

"It is about politics", said Cruz.

But on Tuesday, Democrats were finally given a chance to tell the public why they are so intent on reviewing certain documents. Senate Republicans refused to consider Obama's nomination of federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland for the vacancy. He occasionally jotted notes on paper. Besides his family, he was accompanied by outgoing White House Counsel Don McGahn and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. "This is a mockery and a travesty of justice", shouted one woman.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, dismissed the complaints over missing documents as a distraction.

The hearing was also repeatedly disrupted by protesters, with 61 people removed from the room.

"He is an unindicted co-conspirator who has nominated a potential justice who will cast the swing vote on issues relating to his possible criminal culpability", Mr. Blumenthal said. "So are people nervous about this? Of course they are".

Feinstein was not reassured by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, described the hearing's "very unique circumstances".

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