Senate Democrats admitted it will be hard to defeat Kavanaugh with only 49 seats in their caucus, but their goal is to inflict as much political damage on the GOP as possible ahead of the November midterm elections. The two other branches are represented by the presidency and Congress.
"Absolute joy" is how former Whitewater independent counsel and Baylor University president Ken Starr says he felt when he learned President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Trying to tell how Kavanaugh would rule in future cases is hard.
"This is about replacing the authority of government - putting the government's authority ahead of the authority of a woman to make a decision about her own body and her future", Harris said at a news conference Tuesday.
Senator Kamala Harris added: "Listen if you are a young woman in America or you care about young woman in America pay close attention to this nomination".
Booker, according to an aide, will argue that Trump shouldn't appoint a justice while under investigation over his campaign's ties to Russian Federation. "He has to care more about the court's legacy", Covington explained.
Democrats in red states facing re-election in November face a "nightmare" over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court - ultimately coming up against "a lose-lose situation", pollster Doug Schoen said Wednesday. Kavanaugh needs only a simple majority of 50 votes for confirmation; there are 51 Republicans in the upper chamber, but Sen.
Democrats are going to build a grandstand from which they will try to block the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The confirmation marathon is expected to drag on for months, and no date has yet been set for hearings. "Answer yes or no", Harris shot back.
When Haspel deflected again, Harris said, "Will you please answer the question?"
"With a Justice Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, we could see reversals of hard-won gains securing equal opportunity in education, employment and housing", the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said in a statement.
The opposite is true of Republican Sen. McConnell was wary of Democratic attempts to use that as a tactic to string out or delay the confirmation process - one Republicans want completed in September, aides say.
In the Judiciary Committee in April, she also prompted Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg to contradict himself several times about why the company did not inform tens of millions of users in 2015 that their data had been improperly sold. "And I think it's going to be a attractive thing to watch over the next month".
Kavanaugh is a graduate of Yale Law School and he clerked for Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
Stylistically, Booker tends to ask longer, bigger-picture questions than Harris - though he's been part of key moments, as well. Each comes from a state that went for Trump.
Even more prominently, in January 2017, Booker testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee before he became a member of that committee against Sessions' nomination for attorney general. Will he safeguard ALL Americans' civil rights?
Another sometimes-mentioned 2020 presidential prospect, Minnesota Sen.
The retiring Justice Kennedy, although seen as being more conservative than liberal, occupied the spectrum's crucial middle, and held an effective deciding vote in especially contentious matters. Many fear a conservative majority could overturn Roe v Wade, the landmark ruling that gave women crucial reproductive rights.
"We can not go back to a time when women are made criminals for making a choice about what to do with their own bodies". But they are playing a very weak hand now, and there is little reason to believe that the next hand they are dealt will be any better.