Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

President Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington

Finally, McConnell reiterated his concerns about the tariffs President Donald Trump imposed in recent weeks.

Texas may have an ally to gain if President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is confirmed.

Democrats hope two Republicans who back abortion rights, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, will vote against the nominee. "The country wants the president to be "one of us" who has the same responsibilities of citizenship".

"There's been some pre-judging - which is unfortunate - before people get to meet him", she said. "What we'd like to see is a few open minds about this extraordinary talent".

"We'll try to do what we can to accommodate everybody's interests", said the Iowa Republican.

With Republicans holding a 51-49 majority - and Sen. Conservatives are hoping to win over at least some moderate Democratic senators to solidify Kavanaugh's chances. Democrats who were invited but declined included Sens. The last two Supreme Court nominees - Justices Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch - were approved after about 66 days.

LEO: I didn't, but I did look at the materials that Judge Kavanaugh has written on that subject.

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Capito also said Kavanaugh also talked about meeting late U.S. Sen. Four states - North Dakota, South Dakota, Mississippi, and Louisiana - would automatically ban abortions. "The stakes are high for the LGBT community".

If confirmed, Kavanaugh would follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Justice Kennedy, who also spent the majority of his career in public service. He is also widely known as the "swing vote" in many Supreme Court decisions. Kavanaugh, who serves on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is expected to be less receptive to abortion and gay rights than Kennedy was. His nomination must be approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and then by the full Senate. That doesn't change even if the Supreme Court topples Roe v. Wade.

Once again Pence owned his pro-life convictions, while insisting that the president had not discussed Roe with Judge Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh mentioned that former President Bill Clinton would have had more free time to hunt down terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden if he had not been "distracted by the Paula Jones sexual harassment case and its criminal investigation offshoots".

"Judge Kavanaugh routinely rules against working families, regularly rejects employees' right to receive employer-provided health care, (and) too often sides with employers in denying employees relief from discrimination in the workplace", said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

"I don't know what about my career makes them think I'm easily intimidated", McConnell said, adding that the protesters were not trying to simply persuade him.

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