Kavanaugh Hearing Interrupted by Protesters, Dems Call for DELAY — COURT CHAOS

See senators argue over Kavanaugh documents

See senators argue over Kavanaugh documents

Some seven hours after the hearing began, Kavanaugh - the conservative federal appeals court judge picked by Trump for a lifetime job on the top USA judicial body - finally made his opening remarks.

"This is the first confirmation for a Supreme Court justice I've seen, basically, according to mob rule", Republican Senator John Cornyn said, a characterization Democrats rejected.

"We should all be concerned about what it would mean for our country if Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court", the email stated.

Amid the nearly continuous disruption, Texas Republican John Cornyn said it was "the first confirmation hearing for a Supreme Court justice I've seen basically according to mob rule". Demonstrators voiced concern about what they saw as the threat posed by Kavanaugh to abortion rights, healthcare access and gun control. "Precedent is rooted right in the Constitution itself".

Trump picked Kavanaugh, 53, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement on June 27.

Andrew Pollack, another, more conservative father of a Parkland gun violence victim, publicly defended the judge on Tuesday. But barring a surprise, Senate Republicans have the votes to confirm him in time for Kavanaugh to take his place on the high court when it begins its fall term next month. As such, most of the proceedings were marked by bitter partisan fights and dozens of protesters who were led out of Congress over the course of the day.

We want to hear from you. That is, frankly, also not normal for Democrats and their handling of Trump judicial nominees. Senator Lindsey O. Graham, Republican of SC, who noted that he had voted for President Barack Obama's nominees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, was equally blunt. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., made a motion to adjourn.

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, said a committee vote is likely to occur September 20.

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"There are battles worth fighting, regardless of the outcome", Sen.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh sat through seven hours of shrill protests and Democratic warnings that he represented a legal apocalypse if confirmed to the Supreme Court - then tried to defuse those complaints, promising Tuesday to be a careful judge and "team player" with the other justices.

The president's comment followed the statements of Democratic senators who warned that Trump was, in the words of Sen. Kamal Harris, hijacked the Tuesday's hearing nearly as soon as it started and urged the committee to delay the hearing amid protests by liberal activists, some of whom were arrested.

Democrats repeatedly broke into Grassley's opening remarks to demand a halt in order to be allowed time to study the 42,000 pages released by the White House just 15 hours before the start of the hearing. They railed against the unusual vetting process by Republicans that failed to include documents from three years Kavanaugh worked in the Bush administration, and 100,000 more pages withheld by the Trump White House.

Not long after the attempts to obstruct the hearing began, NBC's Kasie Hunt reported that the interruptions were part of a strategy to derail the hearings coordinated by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Some of the sessions have focused on making sure that he is comfortable "with people shouting him down" or being heckled by protesters.

The tension was only exacerbated after the National Archives said it would be unable to release all of the documents that the Senate had requested from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel before October.

Cruz said his Democratic colleagues were trying to relitigate the results of the 2016 election.

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