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    GOP rallies around Judge Kavanaugh

    Got two big thumbs up from McCain and GW Bush today.

    Republican leaders and lawmakers on Monday night were quick to rally around President Trump's decision to nominate federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

    GOP senators and other conservatives praised Kavanaugh's academic credentials and judicial track record and expressed optimism that he'd be promptly confirmed. Pres GW Bush praised the nomination as well, saying in a statement that that his former aide "will make a superb Justice." "Brett is a brilliant jurist who has faithfully applied the Constitution and laws throughout his 12 years on the D.C. Circuit," Bush said. "He is a fine husband, father, and friend — and a man of the highest integrity."

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., praised federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh after his nomination Monday evening to the Supreme Court as someone with "impeccable credentials" and who is a "fair, mainstream judge." “In selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy left by Justice Kennedy, President Trump has chosen a nominee with impeccable credentials and a strong record of upholding the Constitution," McCain said in a statement.

    http://thehill.com/regulation/court-...eme-court-pick
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    No surprise at all.

    Kavanaugh worked in the GWB administration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    No surprise at all.

    Kavanaugh worked in the GWB administration.
    Yea he seems to be the establishments pick. Probably easiest to confirm.

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    Yeah... he was a Bush guy. McCain's thumbs up usually means it will likely happen.

    If the Democrats don't take the Senate back and that is looking bleak; I have a strong feeling Barrett is next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Got two big thumbs up from McCain and GW Bush today.

    Republican leaders and lawmakers on Monday night were quick to rally around President Trump's decision to nominate federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

    GOP senators and other conservatives praised Kavanaugh's academic credentials and judicial track record and expressed optimism that he'd be promptly confirmed. Pres GW Bush praised the nomination as well, saying in a statement that that his former aide "will make a superb Justice." "Brett is a brilliant jurist who has faithfully applied the Constitution and laws throughout his 12 years on the D.C. Circuit," Bush said. "He is a fine husband, father, and friend — and a man of the highest integrity."

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., praised federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh after his nomination Monday evening to the Supreme Court as someone with "impeccable credentials" and who is a "fair, mainstream judge." “In selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy left by Justice Kennedy, President Trump has chosen a nominee with impeccable credentials and a strong record of upholding the Constitution," McCain said in a statement.

    http://thehill.com/regulation/court-...eme-court-pick
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/n...rett-kavanaugh
    Why do they need to rally around him? The GOP has the numbers. What do the fear...Bad press?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    Yeah... he was a Bush guy. McCain's thumbs up usually means it will likely happen.

    If the Democrats don't take the Senate back and that is looking bleak; I have a strong feeling Barrett is next.
    They claim Trump wanted Barrett but was told she would be difficult to confirm. So we will see. Rumors are already flying that Clarence Thomas wants to retire under a GOP president. But he is only 70 and thats fairly young for a justice these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Yea he seems to be the establishments pick. Probably easiest to confirm.
    Actually McConnell did not want to go with him - he has a long paper trail.

    Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, told President Trump this past week that Judges Raymond M. Kethledge and Thomas M. Hardiman presented the fewest obvious obstacles to being confirmed to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the Supreme Court, according to Republican officials briefed on the conversation.

    While careful not to directly make the case for any would-be justice, Mr. McConnell made clear in multiple phone calls with Mr. Trump and the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, that the lengthy paper trail of another top contender, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, would pose difficulties for his confirmation.

    Mr. McConnell is concerned about the volume of the documents that Judge Kavanaugh has created in his 12 years on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as well as in his roles as White House staff secretary under President George W. Bush and assistant to Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/07/u...eme-court.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Actually McConnell did not want to go with him - he has a long paper trail.
    True but he was favored among the establishment so I imagine they figure he could get confirmed. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski dont seem to be a concern anymore. Now it seems its just Rand Paul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    True but he was favored among the establishment so I imagine they figure he could get confirmed. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski dont seem to be a concern anymore. Now it seems its just Rand Paul.
    Agree...although the confirmation process could drag out

    And nothing to fire up the base and women for the D's - an anti-abortion pick for SCOTUS.

    63% of people favor keeping Roe vs. Wade as is.

    But the part about a sitting president "is above the law" - I'm pretty sure that why Trump ended up going with him.

    And that also will be a huge issue during his confirmation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Agree...although the confirmation process could drag out

    And nothing to fire up the base and women for the D's - an anti-abortion pick for SCOTUS.

    63% of people favor keeping Roe vs. Wade as is.

    But the part about a sitting president "is above the law" - I'm pretty sure that why Trump ended up going with him.

    And that also will be a huge issue during his confirmation.
    Yea it seems the issue has gone from abortion to the pardoning of president thingy. Will be interesting to see.

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