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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.
If the Democrats have any questions about where "incivility" is being supported, they need only look to their members of the Senate.
Trump: Democrats 'grasping at straws' during Kavanaugh hearing
President Trump slammed Democrats on Wednesday for "grasping at straws" during Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings this week.
Speaking to reporters while Kavanaugh appeared for his first day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump said his pick for the high court has shown "outstanding intellect" during a process that has been marked by protests by progressive activists on Capitol Hill.
"I'm happy with the Kavanaugh hearings," the president said during an Oval Office meeting with Kuwait's emir. "He's an outstanding intellect, he's an outstanding judge."
Trump continued, "The other side is grasping at straws and really the other side should embrace him."
This hearing is a travesty. How disgusting.
Doctors Claim They Saw Protesters Get Paid to Disrupt Kavanaugh Hearing
Judge Brett Kavanaugh‘s Supreme Court confirmation hearing was interrupted several times by protesters who shouted over Senators who were speaking, many of whom were arrested. Now, three men from Texas who were there claim that they saw some of them get paid for their actions.
Video of their comments has been circling in conservative circles, and the men were speaking with Adam Schindler, a digital strategy consultant who is a supporter of President Donald Trump. The doctors’ story has not been verified by any official body, but Schindler has shared photos that appear to back up their claim.
In one image that he posted to Twitter, a woman in a black and white top can be seen with a man who appears to be handing her cash. In another photo, an individual who appears to be that same woman is being escorted out of the hearing by officers.
Check out the pictures of the payments being made https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/doctors-claim-they-saw-protest...
Linda Sarsour Arrested For Disorderly Conduct at Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing
Kamala Harris and Corey Booker made complete asses of themselves in the hearing.
Corey Booker was THE biggest ass of all.
I am Spartacus!
More like Fart-a-cuss!!!
Now, that's funny. LMBO
Cory Booker goes full drama queen with 'I am Spartacus' moment
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Kavanaugh Protesters Star in Powerful New RNC Ad: ‘The Left Is Crazytown’
The Republican National Committee isn’t wasting any time.
A new RNC campaign ad stars the left-wing protesters who are trying to create chaos during Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings this week. The ad also stars the Democrats in office who enable the disruptive and unruly demonstrators.
Can you say DESPERATION? How about her CHINA spy she had for 20 years?
'Something That Happened w/ a Girl When They Were in High School' -- FBI Probing Judge Kavanaugh After Feinstein Prods Inquries
This is INSANE.
The senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee referred information involving Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme
Court, to federal investigators on Thursday, but the senator declined to make public what the matter involved.
Two officials familiar with the matter say the incident involved possible sexual misconduct between Judge Kavanaugh and a woman when they were both in high school.
The statement by Senator Dianne Feinstein of California injected an air of uncertainty into the confirmation process a week before the Judiciary Committee is to vote on his nomination. “I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” Ms. Feinstein said in a statement. “That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.”
The information came in a letter, which was first sent to the office of Representative Anna Eshoo, Democrat of California, and included the allegation of sexual misconduct toward the letter’s author, a person familiar with the letter confirmed. READ MORE: https://truepundit.com/fbi-probing-judge-kavanaugh-for-something-th...
Aaaaand, we have more. Oh boy, now he has a gambling problem? ROFLMBO
Democrat Senator Tries To Insinuate Kavanaugh Has A Gambling Problem
Democrats are still pretending they need more information before they can make a decision to vote against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
More documents related to Kavanaugh have been released than any other Supreme Court nominee in history, but still the Left claims we don’t know enough. And after more than 20 hours of testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democrats sent a “deluge” of written follow-up questions, including 14 pages (36 questions) from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
Whitehouse attempted to insinuate that Kavanaugh has a gambling problem, asking Kavanaugh if he has “ever reported a gambling loss to the IRS” or “sought treatment for a gambling addition.”
Naturally, the questions made the rounds on left-wing media websites like the Huffington Post and Salon. Kavanaugh submitted his answers to these questions Wednesday night. If you’re wondering, he answered “no” to all of Whitehouse’s insinuations.
Susan Collins and her staffers have gotten serious threats. The Dems are just showboating. There is nothing they can do to stop this confirmation. I don’t agree with Collins on many (most?) things, but I don’t see her as someone who will be intimidated by this.
I had heard various talk radio people mention these threats, so I googled ‘Susan Collins threats against’ to get a link and got several pages. That tells me ‘we don’t need no stinkin’ link.’