Kavanaugh faces more questioning

Kavanaugh faces more questioning

Kavanaugh faces more questioning

Booker says he will violate a committee rule and release an email from Kavanaugh on the subject of racial profiling.

Harris, who has been mentioned as a 2020 presidential contender, returned to questioning Kavanaugh, asking him again if he had a conversation with anyone about Mueller's investigation.

"Our Democratic colleagues want justices who will rubber-stamp efforts like the Obama administration's efforts litigating against the Little Sisters of the Poor", he said.

Kavanaugh's comment that "three current justices" would overturn Roe is out of date due to changes on the court. Others have been provided to the committee on "confidential" terms, meaning senators can see them but they can't be made public.

In 2003, while he was working at the George W. Bush White House, Brett Kavanaugh wrote that he wasn't sure whether the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling was settled law - a view he's contradicted during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing this week. The document was partially redacted. GOP challengers hit Dems over tax votes Live coverage: Trump court pick on the hot seat in day two of hearing The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance - Day Two: Kavanaugh to spar with hostile Democrats MORE (D-N.J.), a member of the Judiciary Committee, pressed Kavanaugh to say that if confirmed he would recuse himself from any cases that could come before the Supreme Court, arguing the move would help alleviate "suspicion" that Trump picked Kavanaugh to protect himself from Mueller's probe.

Kavanagh was responding to a question from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Thursday, Kavanaugh explained he was simply summarizing views of legal scholars, not offering his own view. He said he offered the comments because he's "always concerned with accuracy".

Booker called the process "a bit of a sham". John Cornyn (R-Texas) to file paperwork to kick him out of the Senate, acting as though his stand for transparency was an epic moment like Spartacus's slave revolt.

Hirono later released the documents, about programs for Native Hawaiians, on Twitter. "I should not and may not make a commitment", he said. When Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT invited him to denounce Trump's criticism of federal judges, the nominee demurred.

Sen. Kamala Harris of California asked Kavanaugh late Wednesday if he had spoken about the Russian Federation investigation with anyone at the law firm founded by Marc Kasowitz, who has represented Trump. The firm in question was founded by Marc Kasowitz, who has represented Trump.

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"I don't recall any conversations of that kind with anyone at that law firm", Kavanaugh said during the third day of hearings.

Protesters have repeatedly tried to interrupt the hearing, which has carried strong political overtones ahead of the November congressional elections. Democrats lack the votes to block confirmation but have been pressing Kavanaugh for his views on abortion rights, gun control and other issues.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed the protesters' "unhinged antics" as powerless to stop Trump's choice. "There's no hecklers' veto", he said, in the Senate, which has been forced to cut short its business this week amid Democratic objections over the panel's process.

"Why not right now, right now, even at the jeopardy of President Trump pulling back your nomination, why not now alleviate all of that suspicion that a reasonable person can have?" They also complain that classification decisions were made by former President Bush's attorney, William Burck, a former deputy of Kavanaugh's. Still, he began his long day in the witness chair by declaring that "no one is above the law".

Kavanaugh underwent a 12-hour session of questioning that ended late Wednesday. Richard Blumenthal of CT to pledge to step aside from any Supreme Court cases dealing with Trump and Mueller's investigation.

In a 2002 email, Kavanaugh writes that security procedures adopted in the wake of the September 11 attacks should ultimately be race-neutral, though he acknowledged that developing such procedures could take time. He defended his dissenting opinion past year in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen in federal custody.

The White House lawyer presented the question of "whether we should work toward a race-neutral system at all or whether we should instead permit the use of race as a factor in certain circumstances".

When questioned about the honesty of his 2006 testimony during his nomination for the appellate court when he said he was not involved in some Bush-era policies, Kavanaugh said he was "100 percent accurate".

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