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President Trump nominated judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme court.
To replace the President Trump the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy has set the stage for a bruising confirmation battle, the Senate Democrats and liberal groups vowed to resist what could be a dramatic and long-lasting shift to the right on the Supreme court.
Within seconds Trump announcement at the White house Monday night, the far-left political action committee, democracy for America, called Kavanaugh, 53, a “reactionary ideologue” whose confirmation would “lead directly to the deaths of countless women with the removal of the abortion.”
And in a statement, the women-March mischief said, enunciating: “trump is today’s announcement is a death sentence for thousands of women in the United States.”
“Trump-today’s announcement is a death sentence for thousands of women in the United States.”
“Stripping a woman is the ability to decisions over her own body is a state of violence,” the group. “We can’t stand. We will raise our voices and take to the streets.”
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The scene outside of the Supreme Court tarnished quickly Monday night, as the demonstrators screamed and huddled in a very hostile atmosphere after Trump announced his selection.
No. Only. Absolutely. Garbage. https://t.co/E8N5GaG5yc
— Democracy for America (@DFAaction) July 10, 2018
Kavanaugh, who is a Catholic and formerly served as a law clerk for Kennedy, has long said that he would largely respect a precedent, including Roe v. Wade. In his time In the Bush White House and his twelve-year stint at the influential DC Circuit Court of Appeals, rich, Kavanaugh has alerted a number of occasions, both pro-life and pro-choice advocates.
Democracy for America called Kavanaugh’s pick a “generations-attack on the justice, freedom, and our country’s core democratic values.”
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And top Senate Democrats, said a long time, you would not seriously consider any of the candidates, Trump has been considered, also vowed to fight Kavanaugh, citing what they described as an anti-abortion record.
“This nomination, the balance of the court could change to favor more powerful interests and against the families for a generation, and takes labor, civil and human rights of millions of Americans,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, respond. “We can’t let that happen. If we are successful in this nomination to block, it could lead to a more independent, moderate selection, which could be supported by both parties.”
Schumer continued: “In the selection of judges Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme court, President Trump has reproductive rights and freedoms and health protection for millions of Americans, on the judicial chopping block.”
All eyes on Monday afternoon were on moderate Republicans, including Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, as well as several red-state Democrats, including West Virginia, Joe Manchin, North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp and Indiana’s Joe Donnelly.
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Their votes could be crucial in the upcoming nomination decision, since the Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate. A prominent Republican, John McCain, it is not expected that, because of his constant battle with a brain tumor. Vice-President Mike Pence, could break up a 50: 50 tie in the Senate.
Brett Kavanaugh’s record as a judge and lawyer, is clear: the enemy of health insurance for millions, in contrast to the CFPB & corporate accountability, thinks of the President as the trump card over the law – and the conservatives are convinced that he would overturn Roe v. Wade. I’m voting you to no.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 10, 2018
This means that the Republicans can’t afford to lose Republican votes, unless you also select-at least one Democratic senator.
In a statement, Collins-who has vowed not to vote for a candidate who would overturn Roe v. Wade — just said that she would ask questions about Kavanaugh in a targeted manner.
“Judge Kavanaugh has an impressive track record and many years of experience, she served for more than a decade on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals,” Collins said. “I’ll conduct a careful, in-depth security review of the President’s nominee to the Supreme court.”
Donnelly, a Democrat, holds a vulnerable seat in red Indiana, again this assessment is repeated.
“I have said the same approach as I stood beforehand for a Supreme court empty,” Donnelly. “After the President’s announcement, I will read carefully and take into account the inclusion and qualification of judges Brett Kavanaugh.”
Kavanaugh-long insider-DC-record — from his tenure on the bench, as well as for his work in the Bush White House and the Kenneth Starr report that led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment — has threatened a delay in the confirmation process in the midst of the legislator with the promise of vocational education and training the new candidates.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, however, said on Monday that it expected Kavanaugh to be confirmed by Oct. 1.
But despite this optimistic statement, the top Republicans expected an epic scramble in the coming days.
Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana, said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle, as Democrats focus on abortion. The senator, a member of the legal Committee, the get the first chance, the question was nominated, predicted a “rough, tough, down in the dirt, the ears, the nose-biting, fight.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.