Sen. Mark Warner Will Vote Against Kavanaugh


"Senate Democrats are not happy about this fact and they did everything they could to stop Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation process this week", he said. The editorial board of National Review explains why allegations that Kavanaugh's testimony at earlier confirmation hearings was untruthful are "laughably frivolous". He argued he was "not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule its precedent, and three current Justices on the Court would do so". Some emails warned Kavanaugh not to distribute talking points from the Democrats on the committee. I'm obviously glad American's have the right to express their First Amendment views. Susan Collins, R-Me., to oppose the nomination, maintaining that "there's a deep bench of conservative jurists to choose from, and surely the president can find one without Kavanaugh's strained relationship with the truth".

The Maine senator's support of Kavanaugh is seemingly in defiance of her own constituents, 49% of whom do not want her to confirm Kavanaugh.

No, Kavanaugh should be removed because he was repeatedly asked under oath as part of his 2004 and 2006 confirmation hearings for his position on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit about whether he had received such information from Miranda, and each time he falsely denied it. Activists have raised almost $400,000 for Collins' opponent in her 2020 re-election campaign if she votes to confirm Kavanaugh; the money will be returned to donors if she votes against his nomination.

At ThinkProgress, Ian Millhiser writes that Kavanaugh's endorsement during his hearing of the Glucksberg test for determining when an unenumerated right is protected by the Constitution, which looks at whether the right is deeply rooted in history and tradition, "threatens a whole lot more than the right to an abortion": "It also suggests that he believes that a wide range of Supreme Court decisions governing sex, romantic relationships, and intimacy were wrongly decided". John McCain's successor John Kyl.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he had no doubt "whatsoever" that Kavanaugh would be confirmed.

On Wednesday, responding to questioning from Feinstein, Kavanaugh called Roe "an important precedent of the Supreme Court that has been reaffirmed many times".

The four-day Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Kavanaugh was targeted for "creative resistance" by liberal activist groups attempting to disrupt the proceedings.