The Resistance At The Kavanaugh Hearings: More Than 200 Arrests

Supreme Court nominee steers clear of Trump criticism

Senate Democrats have added a new line of attack against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, accusing the longtime appeals court judge of misleading or even lying under oath during his confirmation hearing last week.

"But when it becomes all about the spectacle of Cory Booker, you think to yourself, 'I think I smell a phony here.' And that's what I think I smell here".

Kavanaugh maintained that he views Roe v. Wade, which legalized a woman's right to obtain an abortion, as an "important precedent" during his recent Senate hearing, including when he was asked directly about the 2003 email. During his time questioning the nominee, Leahy asked Kavanaugh about whether receiving emails about Democratic strategies marked "highly confidential" or "take no action on this" raised any "red flags".

Sen. Patrick Leahy and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Sasse has been a long-time supporter of Trump's selection of Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice.

Kavanaugh refused to answer questions about Trump or commit to stepping aside from any case about the Russian Federation investigation that might come to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh said he hadn't.

"I think we ought to have this loudmouth removed", he added as another activist interrupted the hearing.

The first day of the hearings saw several of women outside the hearing room protest his nomination by dressing in costumes from the book The Handmaid's Tale, while several more individuals were removed from the hearing room after attempting to disrupt proceedings.

A key point about Kavanaugh's stances on abortion came on Thursday, when The New York Times revealed an email exchange from Kavanaugh's tenure working for the George W. Bush administration.

Eastmond was followed by two children with chronic health problems, both of whom have apparently been led to believe that if Kavanaugh is confirmed, they will be banned from seeking treatment for their conditions and forced to breathe dirty air.

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Senate Democrats had worked into the night Thursday on Kavanaugh's final day of questioning in a last, ferocious attempt to paint him as a foe of abortion rights and a likely defender of President Donald Trump.

"I know it's frustrating to the press, but until I finish my review I'm going to defer my decision-making", Collins said outside of Abbott Laboratories, a Scarborough company that manufactures diagnostic tests for the health care industry.

Collins said she would examine the issue this weekend.

Booker's threat to release the emails prompted committee chair John Cornyn of Texas to read a rule stating that Booker could be dismissed from the Senate if he did so.

Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked the judge Tuesday. "We'll see where we are".

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, and Sen.

Kavanaugh denied having conversations about the special counsel with individuals at Kasowitz Benson Torres, and the firm also denied that anyone from their office spoke to him about it.

In a July 28, 2002, email, Miranda wrote Kavanaugh that Leahy's staff has distributed a confidential letter to Democratic staffers, and then described the contents of the letter.

The third day of the confirmation hearing again was repeatedly interrupted by protesters hostile to Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh demurred on the issue: "If I committed to deciding a particular case. all I would be doing is demonstrating that I don't have the independence of the judiciary". On Friday at 9:30 a.m., hearings will continue with a series of outside witnesses, including members of the nonpartisan American Bar Association, which recommended Kavanaugh as highly qualified.

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