"I've heard this from many people".
Of the four women that Kavanaugh hired, Kim Jackson is the only one who has worked for him previously.
The same question faces the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct after the White House successfully argued that the Kavanaugh allegations should not be conflated with the rest of the movement. "That is who I am". Because I have many friends that are Democrats.
The Republican leader said he was talking with political strategists a day before Saturday's vote to confirm Kavanaugh and they told him voters were more excited by the court fight than by any other issues.
Although White House advisor Kellyanne Conway insisted the president would "keep an open mind" to Christine Blasey Ford's account, Trump has launched a full-offense against Kavanaugh's accuser. A flawless person. The best student.
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll taken after the hearings involving Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford found that by almost a 2-to-1 ratio, suburban women do not want Kavanaugh on the court.
Trump also pointed to television footage of protesters outside the Capitol, and said their numbers paled in comparison to the thousands of supporters awaiting him in Kansas.
Trump has repeatedly sided with men accused of sexual misconduct and has warned of the dangers false accusations pose to men - even though research has shown false accusations to be extremely rare. Though Democrats still maintain an advantage in competitive House races, the past two weeks appear to have shifted momentum in the fight for the Senate majority back to the party of Trump.
"Now the people are going to have to decide", the Minnesota Democrat said. And he toughed it out.
He thanked the Republicans who stood with Kavanaugh and said "it was a great honor to be involved in this situation".
Kavanaugh is the second Supreme Court nominee of President Trump to be confirmed by the Senate. (An allegation, it should be said, that was disproven by reporters on the ground.) The following day, after the judge's confirmation, he spoke for American women, saying they were "outraged at what happened to Brett Kavanaugh".
Romano said Republicans don't need to use Kavanaugh for fundraising or recruitment. (Or, if you are a Democrat, you at least need to win some of those while hoping the rest do not turn out to vote in significant numbers.) That is because races that will determine the Senate majority are happening in states such as North Dakota, Montana, Missouri, West Virginia and in - all states with significant rural populations that lean conservative.
Trump swore in Kavanaugh Saturday as the nation's 114th member of the Supreme Court after a savage battle that splintered the Senate and riveted the country.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday praised his party's senators, whom he said re-established the "presumption of innocence" in confirmation hearings. "We don't give up", he said. Yet Kavanaugh is joining under a cloud.
Outside groups are working on an unusually long paper trail from his previous government and political work, with the National Archives and Records Administration expected to release a cache of millions of documents this month.
Senator McConnell called the current partisan divide a "low point", but he blamed Democrats. With Kavanaugh's ascent to the nine-member high court, Trump now has filled two vacancies on the court from his list, including Neil Gorsuch previous year.