Capito meets with Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

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Tammy Baldwin announced Thursday in a statement posted to Facebook that she doesn't believe President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is right for the country or Wisconsin.

The letter criticizes the jurist's record.

"The Supreme Court is supposed to protect the fundamental rights of all Americans, and I believe Judge Kavanaugh's judicial record shows that he will put the needs of special interests and large corporations ahead of the American people", he said in a statement. The letter states 'We write today as Yale Law students, alumni, and educators ashamed of our alma mater.

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Wisconsin's other senator, Republican Ron Johnson, said earlier this week that he supports Trump's decision to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy with Kavanaugh and was looking forward to a quick confirmation.

The newfound urgency to fill Justice Kennedy's #SCOTUS seat from numerous same people who refused to even consider President Obama's nominee is transparent opportunism that represents everything Americans hate most about politics today. He argued that Kavanaugh "has a long-established view that a president should not be subject to civil litigation or criminal investigation while in office", and therefore it "should raise a red flag" on his nomination.

McConnell, who has been influential in shaping Trump's remaking of the judiciary, said, "What we'd like to see is a few open minds about this extraordinary talent". "And that will happen automatically, in my opinion, because I am putting pro-life justices on the court", he said. "I don't have confidence that Judge Kavanaugh would be that justice", Baldwin added.

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"We're honored to be able to bring him here ... and begin the important work that the Senate will do in discharging its constitutional duties to consider this good man as the president's nominee to the Supreme Court", Pence said as he, McConnell, and Kavanaugh posed for the cameras. Those issues will be central to a heated fight among Democrats to persuade moderate Republicans and moderates in their own party to oppose Kavanaugh.

With the bark off, Booker suggested that Trump, in selecting the federal district of appeals judge, was handing himself a get-out-of-jail-free card in the ongoing investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion in the Russian elections meddling scandal. All three of these senators voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's first nominee to the high court. "A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law", Brett Kavanaugh was eager to say when he was introduced the other night by President Trump.

About the only thing the Democrats and Republicans, conservative and the liberal alike, can agree on is that the stakes are great and a permanent conservative majority - permanent as politics can make and measure it - would make itself felt across the culture for decades to come. And Democrats on Capitol Hill have vowed to do everything they can to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation until after the midterms, with the hope that they can take control of the Senate and effectively stop it.

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What worries NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota director Andrea Ledger is what the Supreme Court could do outside of Roe v. Wade.