A 2017 report from the Center for Public Integrity said that at least six of the nine justices were millionaires, with Justice Stephen Breyer reporting a minimum net worth of $6.15 million in 2016 and Chief Justice John Roberts a minimum reportable net worth of more than $5 million. And Democrats on Capitol Hill have vowed to do everything they can to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation until after the midterms, with the hope that they can take control of the Senate and effectively stop it. A CNN article published Monday said Cramer had asked the president not to make "some sort of affirmative action pick".
Manchin, Donnelly and Heitkamp were the only Democrats who voted a year ago to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. "Beyond his judicial philosophy, we talked about what kind of person he is", Capito said.
Anti-abortion-rights activists do not disagree.
But if the confirmation debate becomes an argument over manners or how Republicans maneuvered to get to this point, Sanders suggested, the public - which he believes is mostly detached from Supreme Court-related jousting - will switch off.
Republicans control the Senate by a slim 51-49 majority, meaning McConnell has little room for defections. "They've been waiting for this moment for 50 years". Protesters filled the steps of the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
"Seven out of 10 Americans support abortion rights", she says. "But I'm also the only senator who has ever worked at Planned Parenthood".
Those protesting are calling on Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio to reject the nomination. All represent states Trump won in 2016, and all but Jones are up for re-election in the November 6 midterms.
Meanwhile, Democrats are targeting moderate Republican Sens.
"The right to access abortion safely and legally in this country is absolutely on the line", she said. "For Democrats, it's pushing the court further to the right and potentially undoing what many saw as liberal gains in the law in the sixties and seventies".
The RNC plans to make Brett Kavanaugh's nomination the focus of phone calls and door-to-door visits with flyers and petitions, as well as Facebook and Twitter ad buys, email campaigns, volunteer training efforts and op-eds in key areas. The Senate has come together on a bipartisan basis to protect women's reproductive rights and to protect health care for millions of Americans before-including those with pre-existing conditions.
Later, in a statement provide by her office, Frankel said: "The alarming reality is that we are on the precipice of five men taking us back to the days of coat-hanger medicine, when women were maimed and killed as a result of back alley abortions".
Wermeil, the law professor, said he was skeptical all the spending would sway the outcome: a narrow vote to confirm Kavanaugh.
"I think he very much shares the same judicial philosophy as Justice Gorsuch, so I look forward to supporting his nomination", Cornyn said.
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