Protests disrupt Senate hearing for Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Protests disrupt Senate hearing for Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

In a moment captured by TV cameras, Fred Guttenberg approached Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the start of the lunch break during his confirmation hearing in Washington DC.

The hearing gave Democrats a platform to make their case against Kavanaugh ahead of November's congressional elections in which they are seeking to seize control of Congress from Republicans. More than five dozen protesters were ousted from the hearing, anti-Trump activists leveled rash allegations of racism against the Trump team assisting the judge, and Democrats deployed rhetorical and procedural tools to try to derail the nomination.

The paper, issued just as Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee began, carries an urgent call to action.

Kavanaugh, now a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, will also praise his colleague Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's unsuccessful Supreme Court nominee. 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. He would replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his plans to retire earlier this summer.

Harris said in her email that Kavanaugh puts "so many of our hard won civil rights - and the rule of law itself - on the line". "I am not a pro-plaintiff or pro-defendant judge".

Before Kavanaugh spoke Tuesday evening, the hearing was repeatedly interrupted by protesters.

Democratic Senators mulled making an even more dramatic scene, according to Politico report published Tuesday night.

"I don't decide cases based on personal or policy preferences", Kavanaugh said.

Feinstein was not reassured by Sen. "And we believe what he said".

"You had a chance and you lost", Graham told Democrats.

Kavanaugh: "If you walk into my courtroom and have the better legal argument, you will win".

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Brett Kavanaugh is going to be the next Supreme Court justice. The justices on the Supreme Court do not sit on opposite sides of an aisle.

The hearing kicked off with chaos Tuesday as Democrats demanded more time to review 42,000 pages of documents from Kavanaugh's time working in President George W. Bush's White House. He said plenty of information on Kavanaugh has already been made public, including 415,000 pages turned over to the Judiciary Committee. Besides his family, he was accompanied by outgoing White House Counsel Don McGahn and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy asked.

"I think it's more true of what goes on in the United States Senate and there's more bipartisanship than what people see". Kamala Harris, D-Calif. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Cruz said his Democratic colleagues were trying to relitigate the results of the 2016 election.

Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, agreed, calling Democrats' complaints "trumped up".

"Their motives are clear", said Sen.

Questioning of Kavanaugh will not begin until Wednesday.

Liberals are concerned Kavanaugh could provide a decisive fifth vote on the nine-justice court to overturn or weaken the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion nationwide. Not the U.S. Supreme Court. He has since said that presidents should not be subject to criminal investigations while still in office, a position that could affect Trump in the future.

"Is this president, or any president, above the law?"

"What we've heard is the noise of democracy".

"If you watch the video, you see that's not the case, " Guttenberg said.

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