Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of CT, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said the president "outsourced" his decision to the conservative Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation, which first helped Trump compile a list of 25 prospective Supreme Court justices during the 2016 campaign.
"I have no doubt that many members of Congress and outside groups will announce how they stand on the nominee before doing their due diligence and instead just take a partisan stance-but that isn't how I work", her statement read.
It didn't take long for protests to start. Some protesters had makeshift signs that had been updated with the nominee only minutes after his announcement. The appellate court judge in Washington has a "slight" advantage, John Malcolm of the Heritage Foundation, who helped shape Trump's list of possible justices, said Sunday on Fox News.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., told the crowd of protesters that they should be ready to challenge the nomination. "Are you ready to defend Roe vs. Wade?" "And we have a great country, folks". "We have the American people on our side, now we have to go state by state by state to make sure senators do what their constituents want".
But Justin Walker, a former clerk of both Justice Kennedy and Judge Kavanaugh, said Judge Kavanaugh has authored a number of opinions defending religious liberty. He has been a judge on the federal appeals court in Washington since 2006. "I think that there has been incredible concern and outrage and anger about that".
Leonard Leo, a former vice president of the Federalist Society who has advised Trump on judicial nominations, said his goal "has always been to find people to serve on the court who believe in the constitution as it's written".
Leo said that rallying Democrats on the issue of Roe v. Wade is a "scare tactic". Afterward, from 1993-94 he clerked for Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
"We are close to making a decision", Trump said on July 8. Democrats are alarmed that he will overturn rulings about abortion and same-sex marriage.
What McConnell reportedly said about Trump's... In a case in which an undocumented minor in USA custody sought an abortion, he wrote in his dissent that requiring the Trump administration to assist the teenager would not recognize the government's "permissible interest in favoring fetal life, protecting the best interests of a minor and refraining from facilitating abortion".
Kavanaugh's confirmation was expected to be contentious.
Jones' position could be critical to Kavanaugh's confirmation as the Republicans hold only a 51-49 advantage in the Senate. And some GOP moderates, including Sens. Gorsuch restored the court's conservative majority.
JCN played an active role in opposing the 2016 candidacy of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court - a nomination that died during the final months of the Obama presidency - and supported the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court past year.
Monday marked the second time Trump has nominated a Supreme Court justice in less than two years in office. The long-time Democratic California senator said Kavanaugh is would represent political interest groups rather than the rights of Americans.
Alabamians will be hearing a lot about Kavanaugh in the coming days.
"He is from Washington", Santorum said. He called it the "fruit of a corrupt process straight from the D.C. swamp".
Trump could yet have further opportunities to move to the court to the right.
Democrats have sounded the alarm that Trump could shift the ideological balance of the court and thereby place women's reproductive rights, health care and gay rights at risk.
Prior to being tapped by Trump, some conservatives questioned Kavanaugh's bona fides, and he's controversial with Democrats because of his role in the Starr investigation of Clinton.