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Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday vowed to be a “a neutral and impartial arbiter” if confirmed to the Supreme Court, after a chaotic first day of hearings on Capitol Hill amid political theatrics and protests from Democrats.
“If confirmed to the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case,” Kavanaugh said. “I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich. I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law.”
Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings started Tuesday and are set to continue through the week.
Before he spoke, Kavanaugh was introduced by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman and attorney Lisa Blatt – a liberal Democrat who said she voted for Hillary Clinton for president but supports Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Democrats, in their opening remarks Tuesday, sounded the alarm about Kavanaugh’s past work in Republican politics, including as a lawyer in George W. Bush’s White House.
But Kavanaugh said Tuesday, “I don’t decide cases based on personal or policy preferences.”
Earlier Tuesday, protests from Democratic lawmakers and demonstrators delayed the formal start of proceedings by more than an hour. Within moments of Tuesday's confirmation hearing kickoff, top Democrats tried to sideline the session with a rapid-fire string of objections concerning access to the nominee's records.
The spectacle underscored the political nature of the confirmation hearings, coming two months before the midterms and as some senators gear up for a possible 2020 presidential run against President Trump. Several of those senators led the charge Tuesday in objecting to Kavanaugh.
When Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley first tried to deliver opening remarks, Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris raised objections to the committee just receiving a batch of 42,000 documents relating to the nominee's work with past administrations.
“We cannot possibly move forward," Harris, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential contender, said.
Grassley told her she was "out of order," but other Democrats chimed in to back up Harris, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who moved to adjourn.
This prompted applause from some in the audience, and touched off protests and shouting. Then, after New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker added his voice complaining of a "rush," Grassley countered: “I think you are taking advantage of my decency and my integrity.”
The chaos led Republican Sen. John Cornyn to remark, "This is the first confirmation hearing subject to mob rule." The Texas senator suggested Democrats would be “held in contempt of court” if they behaved that way in a court of law.
More than an hour and 15 minutes after the hearing began, Grassley moved past Democratic attempts to delay and finally delivered his opening statement, over the sustained shouts of protesters who were being escorted out of the room.
"Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most qualified nominees – if not the most qualified nominee – I have seen," Grassley said.
The disruptions continued as lawmakers attempted to make opening statements. There were 63 interruptions before the break for lunch.
I saw Mark too and he was on fire! Like a 7 alarm fire. I love the fact that Grassley hired a female expert, in sexual assault questioning to handle that Blasy Ford woman on Thursday. I can't wait to watch her test-a-lie. Watch her eyes and her body language!
I have a fuzzy drunken memory from my teen years - an as yet unnamed Democrat appointee to the Supreme Court made unwanted sexual advances toward me, or one of my friends, or one of my kids, or one of my pets....... details are sketchy, but it happened and I (or my friend or my kid or my pet) was severely traumatized by this decades later.
#MeToooooo !!! #AndMe !!! LOL
LOL Are you SURE? I mean, are you certain that the turtle in the back yard didn't do something? Come on now.
OMG Robin! That Democrat DID it to the Turtle! I remember it less fuzzily now!
I’m not sure what is the lower class gesture here....these baseless accusations, or d*ck they sent Susan Collins....my apologies for offending.
Things are getting so rediculous at this point, we could say all kinds of crazy stuff, and, it would sound just like the left.
Not to scare you. But the craze IS going to get worse. If those spineless GOPee-ons do appoint Kavanaugh...and that's a big "IF" at this point...just wait till Ginsberg's or Breyer's number is up.
I foresee mayhem that'll make the OWS and Antifa riots look like a grade school scuffle!
Oh I know things will get MUCH worse. I foresee huge riots all across the country. Massive violence and possibly an attack like we saw Timothy McVeigh pull off. I put NOTHING past these nutbags.
Trust that I am prepared. I am a prepper and I carry things on me for protection! I am aware of where I go and I don't take my eyes off of anyone when I am out. I won't even walk to my car without scoping out the other cars and parking lot.
So . . .uh . . .another dimbo (dimwit bimbo) says that, at a party where college students were drunk and god knows what else, the soon-to-be JUSTICE Kavanaugh whipped-it-out and the dimbo touched it. She was, at her own admittance, drunk too!
So, all of the sudden, it came back to her; or did another shrink (Dr Ford, maybe?) get it out of some "repressed memory" too?! And I guess that the lawyer will say that it's Kavanaugh who also has the burden of proof as well; and not the accuser?
Sorry. NO SALE!
The rabid left have overplayed their game. Their "crying-penis"...I mean "-wolf"...isn't working anymore!
CONFIRM KAVANAUGH NOW!!!
Let those dimbos suck on those pe-pe-pe- LEMONS! ;D
The Kavanaugh Interview
When I weigh what the radical left tried to do, and did, to Justice Clarence Thomas during his confiirmation hearings to what is being comtted against the Honorable Bret Kavanaugh there is no doubt in my mind that their is no limit to the democrat / media's, and their fanatics, complete disregard for family including their children.
Despite all the deeply descriptive threats to the entire Kavanaugh family, they are united. Their faith, values and love of country and Constitutional integrity re,sims stedfast. The Kavanaughs are neither caving in nor seeking to hide under a rock - like most of our elected GOP members have ALWAYS done throughout history.
If the GOP led Senate squirms and throws Judge Kavanaugh under the bus to placate the jackals on the left, they'd be joining them in spitting at the Kavanaughs. Such an action would represent their alliance with the far left.
Would, or could, the majority of their voting block even have anymore desire to vote this November? I wouldn't. Where I stand, the entire fight, going back to 2010, has been to protect and defend the very spirit and intentions of our Founders and Framers. And that "spirit" is found within our US Constitution which includes our Bill of Rights.
To reject Bret Kavanaugh's appointment would be a spit on the faces on all Americans that love their roots and what they stand for. Think long and hard. And I am addressing the likes of Flake and Collins, etc. Do not surrender our country. Do not surrender OUR HOME and our very Freedom!
Well said, Luis!
Well said! I remember the Clarence Thomas hearings too. Brett Kavanaugh is fighting back in a different way, but he did say he’s standing firm and his interview was quite compelling. The left thought he’d cut and run, but he’s fighting. They don’t know what to do next.