Central Illinois Delegation Reacts To Kavanaugh Supreme Court Pick

Vice President Pence says he still wants Roe vs. Wade overturned won't say where Trump's SCOTUS pick stands

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade", The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing the federal judge's financial filings and information from the White House.

"We have the largest field program we've ever had, and we're using it to take Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation fight directly to voters", RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement to CNN.

Like the other eight justices on the court, Kavanaugh has an Ivy League law degree, spending his undergraduate and law school years at Yale.

The stakes are high.

Republicans control the Senate with a 51-49 majority.

But McConnell, who met with Kavanaugh in his office, praised him on Tuesday as a "great nominee" who deserves bipartisan support.

"The @GOP and leaders like @LindseyGrahamSC and @SenateMajLdr seem to care more about a typo in a press release than they do about the future, safety, and rights of women, children, and our nation's most marginalized communities", the group said in another tweet. "The majority's decision represents a radical extension of the Supreme Court's abortion jurisprudence", he said in his dissent.




She watched and snapped photos as Kavanaugh was serving meals to the homeless outside of Catholic Charities in downtown Washington, D.C. "I think he is an excellent choice by the president". Like Trump's first nominee past year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of Obamacare.

While Supreme Court nominations are the job of the Senate, House members are also weighing in. President Trump repeatedly promised to nominate justices to the bench who are hostile to Roe v. Wade, and who will undermine our health care laws.

Administration officials told Politico that Trump spent the most time with Kavanaugh out of the other three candidates - he was interviewed at least twice - and was impressed with Kavanaugh's credentials and "fidelity to the Constitution", in Politico's words.

Kavanaugh still needs Senate confirmation to join the Court.

"I'm reviewing the court cases that he's made, his writings, I plan to listen to the testimony, hopefully interview with him and so this is the beginning of the process", said Donnelly, who is up for re-election in the fall in a state Trump won by 19 percentage points. He is also widely known as the "swing vote" in many Supreme Court decisions.

"What matters is not a judge's political views, but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and the Constitution require", President Donald J. Trump said in a prime-time speech last evening.

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