Battle begins over Trump’s Supreme Court pick

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

If confirmed, Kavanaugh would receive a raise of nearly 16% from his current, $220,600-per-year salary for his role as a circuit judge.

Democrats hope two Republicans who back abortion rights, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, will vote against the nominee.

President Donald Trump may relish his status as an outsider, but Kavanaugh is anything but.

He has ruled on hundreds of cases and contributed to prosecutor Kenneth Starr's report into president Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, which outlined grounds for Clinton's impeachment. He called Kavanaugh a "brilliant jurist" who has "devoted his life to public service".

That insider status can help Kavanaugh win over the Washington elite and secure enough Senate votes to avoid an embarrassing loss for Trump.

Ingraham said that Democrats will create "viral drama" in order to turn out their base and "slash away" at a "perfectly competent" pick like Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh, who has been a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit since 2006, has had a large amount of credit card debt for more than a decade, ranging between $60,000 and $200,000, per The Washington Post.

As with Trump's own financial disclosure forms released earlier this year, and summarized by the Inquisitr, the forms give only a range of values for Kavanaugh's assets and debts, rather than precise dollar figures. The value of residences is not subject to disclosure, and Shah added that Kavanaugh has a government retirement account worth almost half a million dollars that also was not required to be disclosed.

". In that speech he was praising Chief Justice [William] Rehnquist's dissent in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and the subsequent 1992 Casey decision that effectively affirmed this phantom right to abortion", he tells OneNewsNow.

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Last year, however, he said the complete opposite, that "you can't ask a potential judge who's nominated for a judgeship about a specific case that might come before them".

The reason, according to the White House: baseball.

Kavanaugh found himself in the middle of controversy yet again when he joined the legal team of then-President-elect George W. Bush to argue against recounting Florida ballots.

If Democrats can convince voters in red states that Kavanaugh is a threat to Obama-era health care, they might be able to peel off the one or two GOP votes needed to sink Kavanaugh's nomination. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Sen.

Ingraham pointed out that prominent Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.), Sen.

"So, I think we've got to work from the standpoint that most of the Democrats have said they're going to vote 'no, '" he added. Seats a dozen rows behind the dugout in the lower area of the stadium can go for as much as $6,000 apiece for an 81-game season package. The president has faced allegations of sexual harassment and remains under investigation for obstruction of justice in the Russian Federation election meddling investigation.

In 2009, Kavanaugh floated the idea that presidents should be immune from criminal and civil charges while in office because of the pressures of leading the nation. The two other branches are represented by the presidency and Congress.

Kavanaugh never wrote that the president is above the law.

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