Seth Meyers Compares Trump & Kavanaugh Amid Criminal Probes to Bonnie & Clyde

Brenda Watkins
September 5, 2018

WASHINGTON-A man whose teenage daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting tried to shake the hand of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a break in Tuesday's confirmation hearing. They can confirm Mr Kavanaugh if they stay united.

The week of hearings on Kavanaugh's nomination began with a sense of inevitability that the 53-year-old appellate judge eventually will be confirmed, perhaps in time for the new term on October 1 and little more than a month before congressional elections.

"A good judge must be an umpire-a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no litigant or policy", Kavanaugh said in his opening statement at the tail end of the meeting.

Democrats still have an uphill battle to derail Kavanaugh's nomination.

Many Democratic senators already have announced their intention to vote against Kavanaugh and many Republicans have likewise signaled their support. They complained about the hearing date. Rather than engage Fred, however, Kavanaugh shot him a confused look and turned away. refusing to talk to the guy.

Confirmation hearings are underway in the Senate for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's second nominee to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh, nominated by a president who has sharply criticized the federal judiciary, told the senators that "a judge must be independent, not swayed by public pressure".

Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley couldn't finish his first sentence before California Democrat Kamala Harris interrupted to demand a hearing delay.

Protesters began interrupting about an hour after chairman Chuck Grassley gaveled in the hearing.

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The Lede: Day one of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court was chaotic, to say the least.

The Context: Kavanaugh's confirmation would tip the balance of the Supreme Court for a generation, and will have wide-ranging ramifications for women's reproductive rights, civil rights, workers' rights, human rights in general, healthcare (pre-existing conditions), as well as the rule of law.

Republican Senator Lindsay Graham said President Trump often drove him insane but his choice of Kavanaugh was the best thing he had ever done.

Meyers began by urging his audience to "step back for a moment" and acknowledge that Trump is "trying to appoint someone to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court while simultaneously being implicated in a truly staggering number of criminal cases and corruption scandals". Republicans also have released some, but not all, documents concerning Kavanaugh's two prior years as a lawyer in Bush's White House Counsel's Office.

I mean, nobody is calling for every document to be released. The two Senators the Democrats had pinned their hopes on, Alaska's Lisa Murkowski and Maine's Susan Collins, don't appear to have given any indication they won't vote with their party. He has been on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for 12 years and has authored 307 opinions, concurrences and dissents. "And I've seen more than anyone else in the Senate".

The White House cited "constitutional privilege".

Edward CruzCongress faces September scramble on spending Avenatti to hold "resistance rally" in Texas the same night as Trump's campaign rally for Cruz GoFundMe raises thousands to place billboard of Trump's anti-Cruz tweet in Texas MORE (Texas), another member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the charge that Democrats could have coordinated with protesters to create chaos in the hearing.

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