Trump's SCOTUS pick meets with key senators as nomination fight begins

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While Schumer has been vocal about the damage that he believes the Supreme Court, with the addition of President Trump's latest nominee, could do to liberal policies, some other Democrats are resistant to his calls for unity.

"A decision by one or all of them [red-state Democratic senators] to try to bolster their standing with Republican-leaning voters in their states by backing the president's nominee would undermine Democratic leaders as they try to sustain party unity".

Kavanaugh's many written opinions provide insight into his thinking and also will be fodder for Senate Democrats who will seek to block his confirmation.

Sen. Tim Kaine gestures during a speech at a campaign kickoff rally in Richmond, Va., April 2, 2018. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., could be a swing voter. With the Florida votes still undecided in December because of a state-mandated recount due to the razor-thin margin of the election results, Kavanaugh joined Bush's legal team, which was trying to stop the ballot recount in the state.

"Five years ago, if you went back in time and gave this fact pattern to anybody: the president under investigation, over 70 charges, over 20-plus entities or individuals charged, you have five people plead guilty", New Jersey Sen. Joe Donnelly of IN - made similar comments Tuesday, saying whether pre-existing conditions can still be covered under Obamacare will be a "central part of this nomination", noting that he supported the law and expanded coverage for his constituents. "I think that getting along with Russian Federation, getting along with China, is a good thing". "We should all worry", Schumer said on the Senate floor Wednesday. There were also pledges of open minds by key senators whose votes will most likely determine the outcome.

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.

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Wesolowski also said Kavanaugh would be hostile to the Affordable Care Act and to workplace protections for Americans.

"Whoever replaces Justice Kennedy will play a critical role in the lives of all women and every single American", she added. "Kiss my you know what", said Sen.

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It was the Supreme Court. She's protested against Republican-led efforts in the Florida legislature to put abortion restrictions in place, and some have even faced court challenges.

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President Trump's other appointee to the high court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, reported assets in excess of $3.6 million. How do these men - and Brett Kavanaugh now - fit in with what you want to see from the US judiciary? The meeting came at nearly the same time that Senate Democrats held a rally against Kavanaugh in front of the Supreme Court, an event led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will hold Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing in the coming weeks.

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