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Fred Guttenberg the father of Jamie Guttenberg who was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland Fla. left attempts to shake hands with President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh right as he leaves for a

Fred Guttenberg the father of Jamie Guttenberg who was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland Fla. left attempts to shake hands with President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh right as he leaves for a

Afterward, Guttenberg tweeted that Kavanaugh "pulled his hand back, turned his back to me and walked away".

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee mounted a coordinated effort to derail the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh on September 4, delaying the chairman's opening remarks with more than an hour of out-of-order objections. "So what do they want you to know about Kavanaugh instead?"

If all goes according to Republicans' plans, the committee will vote later this month - nearly surely along straight party lines - to send his nomination to the full Senate in hopes of getting him on the court by the October 1 start of the 2018 term.

"The Supreme Court must never be viewed as a partisan institution", Kavanaugh said.

Matt already debunked one controversy to arise from the Brett Kavanaugh hearing Tuesday. They also reveal the level of Democrats' desperation, she said Tuesday in an interview on Cheddar.

Nonetheless, Democrats successfully delayed much of the hearing with long-winded speeches blasting Kavanaugh on the merits of his rulings, writings, and beliefs.

With Senator John McCain's death, the Republican Senate majority shrank to 50-49, but McCain's replacement is likely be seated before a final vote on Kavanaugh, restoring the majority to 51-49 and providing the votes needed for confirmation.

Kavanaugh - holding his daughter's hand and smiling broadly as he entered the hearing rooming - sat stone-faced minutes later as lawmakers spoke loudly over one another, and protesters erupted in anger from the back of the hearing room, leading police to eject them from the proceedings.

Kavanaugh's extensive record - hundreds of opinions, journal articles and so on - are more than enough for senators to make up their minds about how to vote. If Kavanaugh, a staunch Republican, is confirmed, he may well tilt the court's ideology right-ward for at least a generation, as he'd replace a man who often acted as a swing vote on landmark decisions.

Seth Meyers has put the first day of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing under the microscope, hilariously summing up the feelings of many watching the spectacle.

Republicans, who control the Senate, hope to confirm Kavanaugh in time to join the high court when its fall term begins next month, cementing a 5-4 conservative majority. He retired in July.

That's far more than for any previous Supreme Court nominee, but millions of pages have been withheld.

The Trump administration has refused to release thousands of documents about the conservative federal appeals court judge's work for President George W Bush. He has served for the past 12 years on the appeals court in Washington, DC.

Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are the only two Republicans even remotely open to voting against Kavanaugh, though neither has said she would do so.

The morning had barely begun when anti-Kavanaugh protesters shouted over the voices of senators, speaking out against the nominee's perceived views on abortion and other hot-button issues. The White House cited executive privilege for keeping some of the documents under wraps. Her exit was followed by that of two other women, according to another video shared by another activist, Fox News reported.

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