King Cites Concerns About Kavanaugh Nomination

King Cites Concerns About Kavanaugh Nomination

Hero or villain? Trump’s court pick is in for a fight Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., worries about the impact on the special counsel investigation. Rob Portman (R-OH), not in picture, at his office in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. And that may be the problem . – Ever since declaring that handgun bans violate the Second Amendment a decade ago, the Supreme Court has refused to say which other gun control laws are constitutional and which aren’t. They’re energized, outraged and ready to fight. They warn that Kavanaugh could be part of majority decisions rolling back women’s access to abortion and undoing aspects of the Affordable Care Act . There has been no one with experience in elected office since O’Connor, who had been a state senator and judge in Arizona. Right now, Democrats enjoy a significant enthusiasm advantage in the midterm elections. Kennedy broke some of the court’s most monumental liberal-conservative ties, the most recent of which included decisions on the president’s travel ban, labor unions and anti-abortion pregnancy centers. "That’s what it comes down too", said Jipping. "There’s a potential here for things to get really snarled", he said, adding he believes the Senate should hold off on a confirmation hearing for Kavanaugh until all the documents are reviewed. Democrats hope to model their opposition on their successful effort fending off a repeal of the Affordable Care Act a year ago, despite a Republican majority in Congress. But that fight featured a […]

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