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

President Donald Trump talks with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Kavanaugh’s family after nominating him to the Supreme Court

President Donald Trump talks with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Kavanaugh’s family after nominating him to the Supreme Court

In the case of Potter Stewart, he replaced Justice Harold Burton who retired on October 13, 1958-less than a month before the election.

"Getting the band back together again is a good way to put it", Beach said. "And that's the kind of leadership North Dakotans expect from their senators".

"It seems to be that if you are running for president on the Democratic side in 2020 or thinking about it, you have to prove you are the most insane person when it comes to Trump nominees", Graham said in the interview with Fox host Martha MacCallum.

The late-night personality admittedly didn't know much about Kavanaugh, but he suspected Trump might have mistaken him for Celebrity Apprentice winner/Rock of Love star/Poison band member Bret Michaels, since Kavanaugh's middle name is Michael.

Many of Heitkamp's colleagues-as well as her Republican opponent for Senate this November, U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.,-shared their thoughts nearly immediately after the announcement.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been described by conservatives and legal experts as a "brilliant jurist" and an originalist who will uphold the integrity of the U.S. Constitution.

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Yale Constitutional law professor Akhil Reed Amar praised Kavanaugh in an op-ed for the New York Times, titled "A Liberal's Case for Brett Kavanaugh", writing that this is Trump's "finest hour, his classiest move". Kennedy announced his retirement at 81.

Cramer's campaign office had nothing to add Tuesday afternoon. His opponents will contest this conclusion, but largely because they are focused less on what the law requires than on winners and losers, and they fear that the undoubtedly conservative Kavanaugh will rule against them in many contexts.

A former Washington, D.C. Appeals Court judge who also served as White House staff secretary under George W. Bush, 53-year-old Kavanaugh has raised concerns because of his ultra-conservative stance on abortion and women's reproductive rights. Simultaneously, interest groups both for and against the nominee will be putting pressure on senators and trying to activate the public.

Senator Richard Blumenthal went a step further "Judge Kavanaugh, you don't belong in this building as a justice", he said. "A woman's right to make her own health care decisions is at risk".

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., joined Smith in tweeting about Kavanaugh's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ruling earlier this year, and statements the judge has made in favor of a net neutrality repeal.

He said he'd only consider Supreme Court nominees who were opposed to abortion rights, though Trump and his advisers say the president didn't ask Kavanaugh about the subject. Manchin has. But Donnelly echoed Manchin when he said, "I work for the people of IN and I want them to have a voice IN this".