Published: Thu, September 06, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Organizer Tries to Stop Charlie Kirk From Questioning Kavanaugh Protesters

Organizer Tries to Stop Charlie Kirk From Questioning Kavanaugh Protesters

Senate Democrats urge delay of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing; Shannon Bream reports.

Inside the hearing, protesters shouted out, and Democrats immediately demanded the hearing be stalled until thousands of documents from Kavanaugh's time as a Bush-era White House lawyer are reviewed. In recent years, Supreme Court nominees have got through their confirmation hearings by refusing to say how they would rule what they say is a hypothetical future case on the issue.

President Donald Trump's nominee will be answering questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

After Cornyn read the Senate rules about the repercussions for disclosing confidential business of the Senate, which includes committees, which carries the punishment of expulsion from the chamber, Booker responded, "bring it". Booker then said he would release an email about racial profiling even, he said, if he could be kicked out of the Senate for violating rules. "I completely agree with you".

"Please tell us what judicial independence means to you, including whether you have any trouble ruling against the president who appointed you", Sen.

"This is about the closest I will probably have to an "I am Spartacus moment", said New Jersey Sen".

The US Capitol Police said 61 people were removed from the committee room on Tuesday and arrested for disorderly conduct. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) released another email chain from Kavanaugh in 2002, with him debating whether Native Hawaiians should have the same protection as Indian tribes.

Booker aligned with other Senate Democrats last month in demanding a release of 141,000 documents that had been marked committee confidential, his office said in a statement.

If he is approved by the panel, his nomination goes to the entire Senate, where Republicans will hold a slim 51-49 majority when Republican Jon Kyl fills the seat of the late Arizona Senator John McCain.

"It was a gut punch for me, " he said, and he was "shocked, disappointed, angry". "Bring it", he replied to Cornyn. Just like the three documents I shared that were already public, these other six contain no personal information, no presidential records, restrictive material.

Which is why Booker's stand made political sense: Expulsion is the most serious effect a senator can face, and few do.

The New York Times obtained the email from what it said is an unknown source and first published its contents Thursday.

"If Brett Kavanaugh becomes a Supreme Court justice, will he help gut or overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in America?" tweeted Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. Behind the scenes for weeks, they and their aides argued that Republicans were trying to rush through Kavanaugh's nomination and hide something from his past that could jeopardize his chances.

"The point there is in the inferior court point", Kavanaugh wrote, responding to a draft op-ed that was circulated for edits between lawmakers and White House staff. He repeated his previous comments that cases since Roe v. Wade have upheld the decision and established "precedent upon precedent". Many of those conservatives he worked with enthusiastically support Judge Kavanaugh. "There are rules, and it's frustrating to be told no on something you're passionate about". Kamala Harris, a California Democrat, on Wednesday night.

Kavanaugh described himself as an "independent" federal judge whose decisions are founded on law and precedent - "not based on policy, not based on political pressure". Republicans hope Kavanaugh will be confirmed by the Senate before the next Supreme Court term starts on October 1.

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