Democratic Senators Issue Last-Minute Warnings About Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Evarado Alatorre
Julio 12, 2018

"I think you're going to find that not only is this a fine, great man, and a good family man and a very intelligent judge, but he can do a very good job on the court, and that's all we can ask for", Hatch said. The group is specifically targeting vulnerable Senate Republicans including Sens.

Pence spent his day on Capitol Hill accompanying Kavanaugh to meetings with Senate leaders after Trump's announcement Monday night that the 53-year-old judge, who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, is his choice to succeed Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who is retiring.

"I will oppose him with everything I've got", Schumer said. "It has been decided by the Supreme Court".

"It's remarkable he was nominated given his record", Gillibrand told reporters in a conference call on Tuesday. During a presidential debate in 2016, Trump said Wade would be "automatically" overturned if he had the opportunity to appoint multiple justices. She said the breakaway Democrats helped Republicans remain in control of the Senate for the past eight legislative sessions.

"I'm going to do everything I possibly can to speak out against this nominee".

"He would put our rights and democratic priorities in jeopardy, including the Affordable Care Act, protections for the environment, organized labor, LGBTQ rights and the protections of Roe v. Wade", said Cuomo in a statement.

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A spokeswoman for the Senate Republicans, Candice Giove, said the bill would allow nondoctors to perform abortions and might lessen rights of pregnant women who suffer physical abuse.

Andrew Cuomo announced an executive order Monday placing new mandates on insurance companies to subsidize contraception, in what he calls a preemptive measure to guard against a more conservative Supreme Court majority.

As Democrats attempt to take control of the state Senate in this year's elections for the first time in almost a decade, the governor pledged to oust GOP incumbents and stumped in Westchester and Nassau counties on Tuesday. "But, come September, New Yorkers will decide if they want elected officials who follow or lead at the helm of our state's government".

"He has prioritized keeping the IDC and the Republicans in control", Nixon said.

The vice president also briefly discussed foreign affairs ahead of this week's key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, where President Trump is expected to demand US allies contribute more funding for their own national defense.

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