Brett Kavanaugh: 'Confirmation Process Tested Me...Did Not Change Me'

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Republicans have used Clinton and Holder's remarks as further justification for their "mob" characterization and the suggestion of violence or any confrontation in very personal ways, describing threats they received after they voted for Kavanaugh.

The other eight justices were all in attendance for Monday's swearing-in by retired justice Anthony Kennedy at an entirely ceremonial event.

Republican Rep. J.T. Wilcox, who has been involved in fundraising for Republicans running in the House where more than a dozen seats are in play, said there's no question that he's anxious because "the national wind is blowing in our face".

But in the historically red state of North Dakota, Heitkamp's strong stand against the confirmation of the conservative judge could jeopardize her ability to hold onto her Senate seat after next month's midterms. All were filed originally with Kavanaugh's old court, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the latest last Wednesday, while the battle over his confirmation was still under way.

A majority of Americans disapproved of Kavanaugh's nomination.

The Senate vote approving Kavanaugh's nomination followed a bitter partisan fight that became a firestorm after sexual misconduct allegations emerged.

Kavanaugh was Trump's second selection for the nation's highest judicial body, following conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago. West Virginia's Joe Manchin was the only Democratic Senator to vote in favor of Kavanaugh's confirmation while Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted present and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) was not present for the vote since he was at his daughter's wedding.

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At one point, Kavanaugh could be seen having a lighthearted exchange with liberal Justice Elena Kagan, seated next to him.

Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan will remain the judicial activists on the Supreme Court, who believe our Constitution is a "living and breathing" legal contract, which should be interpreted exclusively on the basis of the modern times; this is a concept of legal tyranny that our Founders were clearly against, which is why they inserted a mechanism for amendment, and crafted the 9th and 10th Amendments - the unenumerated rights and states' rights amendments, respectively. Gorsuch responded with a faux grimace of pain.

The law clerks include one former clerk of Kavanaugh's from the D.C. Circuit Court, Kim Jackson, and Shannon Grammel and Megan Lacy, who previously clerked for other appeals court justices. "We do have an affordability problem", Collins said Wednesday, "but I don't think the answer is to wipe out consumer protections for people with pre-existing conditions". The "Gorsuch wasn't accused of rape, but Kavanaugh was; therefore, Kavanaugh is guilty" tactic was an age-old gaslighting play from the Democrats' and DMIC playbook.

President Trump has praised his US Supreme Court pick. For the first time in generations, the Supreme Court has a conservative majority. "Women will feel much more confident in the court when their fundamental rights are protected and their equal dignity is respected in the rulings handed down by the justices".

Throughout the hearing, Kavanaugh downplayed his drinking habits during high school and college.

The same question faces the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct after the White House successfully argued that the Kavanaugh allegations should not be conflated with the rest of the movement. Kavanaugh denied all allegation and after the FBI investigated the claims, investigators found no corroborating evidence. Kavanaugh's blatant partisanship and short temper should be of great concern for anyone who cares about this nation.

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