Kavanaugh Won't Answer 'Hypothetical' On Whether President Can Be Subpoenaed

Christopher Davidson
September 6, 2018

Dianne Feinstein of California, whether a president can be required to respond to a subpoena, Kavanaugh said, "I can't give you an answer on that hypothetical question". "I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich", he added.

Much like the first day of protests and arrests, which punctuated the senators' partisan quarreling over the nomination, the second day saw more than a dozen protesters hauled out of the hearing room shouting objections to Kavanaugh's nomination.

"This process will be tainted and stained forever" should it proceed as scheduled, Blumenthal said.

During day two of his confirmation hearings Wednesday, Kavanaugh referred to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion as an "important precedent".

Senate Democrats looking to win the battle of public opinion over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are essentially accusing Republicans of concealing evidence to ensure his confirmation before the midterm election.

The president lashed out at the Democrats for their "despicable" behaviour. "So sad to see!" They're raising the question of whether Republicans are trying to hide something in Kavanaugh's record.

Kavanaugh also is likely to face questions about his views on investigating sitting presidents and the ongoing probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.

Aged just 53, Kavanaugh would replace retired swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy in a lifetime appointment, a move that could solidify a hard-right court majority and help shape key aspects of American society for a generation or more. Majority Republicans can confirm Kavanaugh without any Democratic votes, though they'll have little margin for error. "But unbelievably, almost two dozen Democrats have still not come out against Kavanaugh, and just last week, you helped Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fast track 15 Trump judicial nominees". Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowsi, one of the swing votes that could stop the nomination, dismissed the Tuesday's protests as "a lot of drama", according to the outlet.

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Irked by a protester who interrupted him, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch told Grassley, "Mr. Chairman, I think we ought to have this loudmouth removed". That is the period of time when Kavanaugh served as Bush's staff secretary - and for which the White House has said no documents need to be produced because they involve confidential discussions.

"What is the rush?" Cory Booker, D-N.J., said.

Democrats have accused Senate Republican leaders of stealing a Supreme Court seat when they refused to consider Merrick Garland, Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee to the high court, in 2016.

"A good judge must be an umpire - a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no litigant or policy", Kavanaugh said in written remarks released in advance of the hearing. "I don't decide cases based on personal or policy preferences".

A set of emails, which have been made public and were reviewed by The Post, showed that Kavanaugh and his associates were concerned that whatever they wrote might one day be made public.

Sen. Dick Durbin of IL said there is a "35-month black hole" in Kavanuagh's career from which senators have been denied any and all documents.

"Is this president, or any president, above the law?"

Pressed by Feinstein on his comment several years ago that USA v. Nixon might have been wrongly decided, he said his quote - shown on a poster above the senator - was "not in context" and "I have repeatedly called US v. Nixon one of the four greatest moments in court history".

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