"I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh's nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same", Schumer said in a statement. "That the text of the Constitution is extremely important in deciding cases, even though the Constitution was written over 200 years ago", she said.
Trump unveiled his pick showbiz style, in a suspense-filled prime-time televised announcement Monday evening.
Callahan Harrison said she recognized that the criminal prosecution is a "galvanizing issue" that could set Booker apart from possible rivals in the 2020 presidential race.
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Kavanaugh's name came to Trump through a list of candidates vetted by the Federalist Society. "From the notorious Starr report, to the Florida recount, to the president's secrecy and privilege claims to post-9/11 legislative battles including the Victims Compensation Fund, to ideological judicial nomination fights, if there has been a partisan political fight that needed a very bright legal foot soldier in the last decade, Brett Kavanaugh was probably there", Sen.
"We can't ignore the reality that Donald Trump wants to take us back to a time when insurers could refuse coverage to people with pre-existing conditions or that he promised to only nominate Justices who would put the government back in between women and their doctors", said Duckworth, a Democrat from IL.
President trump wants Kavanaugh confirmed by the time the court begins it's new term in October.
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Kennedy's replacement also could be more willing to allow states to carry out executions and could support undoing earlier court holdings in the areas of racial discrimination in housing and the workplace.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 25 Republican state attorneys general sent a letter to Senate leaders Thursday urging the confirmation of Kavanaugh.
While Supreme Court nominations are the job of the Senate, House members are also weighing in.
Republicans hold a slim, one-seat Senate majority, and a party-line vote would lead to Kavanaugh's confirmation by the narrowest of margins.
Democrats in turn hope to peel off some Republicans including Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and/or Susan Collins of ME, two senators who support abortion rights and have split with their party before on whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Kavanaugh was confirmed to his position on the Court of Appeals in 2006. Four states - North Dakota, South Dakota, Mississippi, and Louisiana - would automatically ban abortions. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - both considered swing votes in the Senate who could help Democrats with the majority against Kavanaugh. That view has particular relevance as special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign played any role in a foreign interference plot.
In 2017, Kavanaugh wrote in a dissenting opinion that an undocumented teenager should not be allowed to seek an abortion while in custody at the USA border in Texas.