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Mike Pence, on Kavanaugh, Trump-Putin summit and Mike Flynn
In an extensive interview with Bret Baier, Vice President of Pence, says the White house is encouraged by the early response to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Trump believes in commitment with Russia, and to dismiss the President was right, General Flynn.
Vice-President Mike Pence told Fox News exclusively on Tuesday that he was encouraged “very much” from the initial reaction on Capitol Hill to Board of judges Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme court.
Speaking on “special report with Bret Baier,” Pence said he previously said Kavanaugh would be the senators secure a place on the high court, despite fierce opposition from progressive groups and top Democratic.
“The administration will work very closely with the members of the [judiciary] Committee and the members of the Senate to Judge Kavanaugh,” Pence said. “We have full confidence to know that, as the members of the Senate will come to appreciate judge Brett Kavanaugh know … we see him confirmed.”
Pence met with Kavanaugh, 53, earlier in the day on Capitol Hill, with Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Pence said he would endow a Tuesday night with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to discuss Kavanaugh’s nomination.
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The Vice President said Kavanaugh qualifications would be the key to his success.
“He had 12 different opinions have been said by the Supreme court of the United States,” Pence. “He is someone who the character, the background, the career and the record that gave the President Trump the confidence to know that, when he was appointed judge Kavanaugh … he would be another constitutional conservative.”
Potential key swing vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination has been publicly noncommittal on Tuesday, although a few sounded notes of optimism on the selection.
Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins, who said she would not vote for a candidate who would overturn Roe v. Wade, praised Kavanaugh’s “impressive track record and years of experience” on Monday, as it vowed to carefully vet his nomination.
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And to legitimize the Kentucky Republican sen. Rand Paul, a fierce opponent of government surveillance, some critics say that Kavanaugh would vote to keep a vow, an “open mind” on his nomination.
But Kavanaugh’s nomination consternation among the pro-choice progressives, who regarded him as a threat to the right to abortion. triggered In a statement on Monday, the women March mischief said, enunciating: “trump is today’s announcement is a death sentence for thousands of women in the United States.”
Pence added accidentally to these concerns on Tuesday, when asked whether he still supports Roe v. Wade overturn.
“I know, but I have not yet been nominated to the Supreme court,” he told CNN, alarming pro-choice advocates, who said Kavanaugh was selected to curtail the right to abortion.
The Vice President also briefly discussed foreign Affairs before this week’s key NATO summit in Brussels, where President Trump, it is expected that the demand for U.S. allies to contribute more resources for their own national defense.
“President Trump is said to be a realist about the world,” Pence. He added that, although North Korea, the last of the hostile rhetoric against the United States, “We are going to work on; we are not going to push on the siding, or side-tracked.”
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.