Politics Donald Trump says he did not discuss abortion with Brett Kavanaugh

16:22  10 july  2018
16:22  10 july  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill, Dems warn of rightward tilt

  Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill, Dems warn of rightward tilt Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh returns to Capitol Hill Wednesday for a round of meetings with key Republican senators as Democrats ramp up their efforts to block his confirmation. Kavanaugh, the conservative appellate court judge President Donald Trump chose to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, is set to meet separately with Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and other senators.Democrats, as the Senate minority, have few options to block Kavanaugh.

WASHINGTON — The morning after announcing his second Supreme Court pick, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he did not discuss the abortion issue with new nominee Brett Kavanaugh .

Trump names Brett Kavanaugh as nominee for next supreme court justice. Some social conservative groups have warned that Kavanaugh is insufficiently conservative, citing decisions on Obamacare and abortion where they have felt that he did not go far enough in his opinions.

U.S. President Donald Trump introduces his Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 9, 2018. © REUTERS/Leah Millis U.S. President Donald Trump introduces his Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 9, 2018.

WASHINGTON — The morning after announcing his second Supreme Court pick, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he did not discuss the abortion issue with new nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"No, I haven't, I really haven't," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a week-long trip to Europe.

Abortion will be perhaps the key issue in upcoming confirmation hearings for Kavanaugh.

Senate Democrats planning to oppose the nominee said that, if confirmed, Kavanaugh would provide the necessary vote to overturn the 1973 Roe vs. Wade abortion rights decision.

Santorum on Kavanaugh: Trump bowed to Washington elite

  Santorum on Kavanaugh: Trump bowed to Washington elite Rick Santorum said Monday that President Donald Trump "bowed to the elite in Washington" by picking Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. "Well, I think that Donald Trump said he was going to energize the base with this pick. I don't think he did that," the Republican former Pennsylvania senator and CNN political commentator told Chris Cuomo on CNN's "Cuomo PrimeTime." Kavanaugh has been dubbed a Washington insider, having worked in both Bush administrations, and is currently a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit.

Brett Kavanaugh is nominated by Trump to succeed Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who have questioned Kavanaugh ’s conservatism based on various rulings he has made on health care and abortion , the people said .

Brett Kavanaugh is nominated by Trump to succeed Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who have questioned Kavanaugh ’s conservatism based on various rulings he has made on health care and abortion , the people said .

The Kavanaugh nomination "has put reproductive rights and freedoms and health care protections for millions of Americans on the judicial chopping block," said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who is scheduled to lead an abortion rights rally Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court building.

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Trump, speaking less than 11 hours after a prime-time event to unveil his new Supreme Court nominee, said Kavanaugh has received "great reviews" from the legal community.

"It's a beautiful thing to watch," he said.

Republicans hold a slight majority in the Senate and were able last year to confirm Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

Liberals attack Brett Kavanaugh for 'frat boy' name

  Liberals attack Brett Kavanaugh for 'frat boy' name The latest line of attack from liberals against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, is knocking the judge for his “frat boy”-sounding first name. “We'll be D***ED if we're going to let five MEN—including some frat boy named Brett—strip us of our hard-won bodily autonomy and reproductive rights,” the influential pro-choice organization NARAL tweeted Tuesday.Comedian Stephen Colbert of CBS’ “The Late Show” also mocked Kavanaugh’s name.“Now I don’t know much about Kavanaugh, but I’m skeptical because his name is Brett,” Colbert said during the monologue on his show Tuesday.

President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Brett Kavanaugh , a federal appeals court judge in Washington, to succeed Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. In his dissent, Kavanaugh said the Trump administration conceded that the teen had a right to an abortion , but he argued that the

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is selecting Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kavanaugh ruled in one case involving abortion last year and is considered a likely opponent of Trump had said he hoped to make his decision by the time he returned Sunday from a weekend in

Ahead of a Europe trip that includes a NATO summit, a visit to London, and a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump also told reporters during a brief question-and-answer question:

-- He will demand that NATO spend more and the U.S. spend less on the Europe-based security alliance. “We will work it out and all countries will be happy," he said.

-- Doesn't know if Putin is a friend or foe: "As far as I’m concerned, he’s a competitor. I think that getting along with Russia, getting along with China, is a good thing.” 

-- He wouldn't say whether British Prime Minister Theresa May should step aside in light of resignations from her government. “Well that’s up to the people. I get along with her very well. That’s up to the people.”

Schumer vows to fight Trump's Supreme Court pick .
<p>The Senate's top Democrat says President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court puts abortion rights and health care protections for women "on the judicial chopping block."</p>New York Sen. Chuck Schumer says by picking Kavanaugh, Trump is delivering on his pledge to "punish" women for their choices.

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