Published: Sun, October 14, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

More Americans disapprove of Kavanaugh's confirmation than support it, new poll shows

More Americans disapprove of Kavanaugh's confirmation than support it, new poll shows

Chief Justice John Roberts referred judicial misconduct complaints about newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Colorado, the Washington Post reported Wednesday afternoon.

In the long run, to prevent one party controlling the Supreme Court decade after decade, to prevent politically strategic retirement, and to even out presidential opportunities to appoint justices to the Court, I have long favored an additional amendment providing for 18-year or 24-year terms for Supreme Court Justices.

Republicans now hold the White House and both chambers of Congress, but many in the party fear anti-Trump voters will overwhelm the president's supporters in the elections, pushing the House - at least - over to the Democrats.

The 23-year-old from the nearby Republican-dominated state of IN was exactly the type of voter organizers were hoping to encourage to get involved IN the election.

McConnell criticized Clinton, who said on CNN this week that "civility can start again" after Democrats capture the House or Senate in next month's elections.

More broadly, the stakes in November for Democrats are extremely high.

Trump thanked top Republicans for spearheading Kavanaugh's confirmation, and particularly praised Maine Republican Sen. On Thursday, the deal was reached.

The outlook in Texas and Tennessee is more bleak for Democrats.

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Joan McCarter, a writer for Daily Kos, an activist liberal blog, argued that Democrats should stay in Washington to drag out consideration of the nominees while colleagues in tough races go home to campaign.

Asked about Heitkamp missing votes to campaign, her spokeswoman Abigail McDonough took a shot at the House, where her GOP opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer, serves.

Ultimately, every Democrat voted against Kavanaugh except for Sen.

There are more Trump nominated judges in the pipeline.

He laughed loudly and said the answer was so obvious that even political reporters could determine on their own that it was true. "On behalf of the nation, I'd like to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the awful pain and suffering you've been forced to endure", President Trump said. Henderson said they all relate to the hearings, not to his conduct as a judge.

Democratic leaders also recognized the risk that a deal that put more conservatives on the bench could anger and dispirit their base voters. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who some Republicans have accused of leaking Ford's letter claiming sexual assault by Kavanaugh. Numerous most contested House races are in suburban districts where women voters will play a pivotal role, according to Jim Kessler with the center-left group Third Way. That was reinforced by the poll's finding that 48 percent of Americans would vote for a Democrat and 38 percent of Americans would vote for a Republican if the congressional election was held in their district today.

According to Golstein, a lot of things will depend on the state of the economy: "If the economy does not take a sudden nose-dive, I am not sure that Democrats and their offensive will be effective", he opined. In a video purportedly shot at a recent campaign event in Georgia, Holder says, "When they go low, we kick them", paraphrasing former first lady Michelle Obama, who famously said during the 2016 campaign, "When they go low, we go high". "I don't think you can make any deal with Mitch if he thinks he's going to get you".

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