The official says Trump decided on Kavanaugh because of his large body of jurisprudence cited by other courts, describing him as a judge that other judges read.
The Affordable Care Act is "wildly popular and necessary in the reddest of states", said Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, in an interview Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe". Trump's administration refused her request, which prompted ACLU to sue on her behalf and a federal district judge ruled in her favor.
Also, they might win the House of Representatives this November.
Stabenow said in a Monday statement that the vacancy "represents a very consequential moment for our country where we can chose to make progress on so many important issues for MI families or we can turn the clock back".
By contrast, Senate Republicans were in the majority in 2016, when McConnell and his GOP colleagues blocked President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, for more than nine months, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
After endorsing Trump choice Neil Gorsuch a year ago, Cashman is at it again, this time backing Brett Kavanaugh.
One of the biggest issues on which Kavanaugh is expected to have a say is the future of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer charged that Trump "chose the candidate who he thought would best protect him from the Mueller investigation" while Cory Booker of New Jersey warned darkly that Trump "chose the one person that has written that he should have immunity from any investigation and from any kind of prosecution it might result in".
Kavanaugh will begin making the rounds on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, accompanied by former Sen.
Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, said: "If confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh will have the chance to codify President Trump and Vice President Pence's risky anti-LGBTQ record and the agenda of anti-LGBTQ groups into law for decades to come". If she took the bait, then Democrats would have it in their power to stop the judge's confirmation by their own efforts, and that might justify endangering a Democratic senator or two if it meant forcing Trump to appoint a different kind of SCOTUS justice.
Jones' position could be critical to Kavanaugh's confirmation as the Republicans hold only a 51-49 advantage in the Senate. LLC v. EPA. The Supreme Court cited Kavanaugh's dissent in MI v. EPA, when it reversed the D.C. Circuit's decision upholding the standards. He helped draft the Starr Report, which called for President Bill Clinton to be impeached because he lied about having had a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern.
The DNC deleted its initial tweet with the incorrect picture and sent out another tweet with the correct one, but not before they were mocked by several conservative reporters and the office of Sen. "But the conservative senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee must use the confirmation hearing to ask him legitimate questions to verify his backers' claims that he's a textualist and originalist".
Last year, the Justice Department sent the Senate more than 144,000 pages of records relating to Neil Gorsuch's time in the agency during his confirmation process, according to Politico.
Some Republican senators had favored other options.
Donald Trump's pick for the US Supreme Court will irrevocably tip the court's balance against LGBT rights.