Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Democratic Senators Issue Last-Minute Warnings About Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Democratic Senators Issue Last-Minute Warnings About Trump's Supreme Court Pick

In the New York Legislature, Democrats enjoy an overwhelming 104-41 Assembly majority, but a razor-thin 32-31 Senate majority (the Senate now has a Republican majority leader due to a power-sharing agreement between the Independent Democratic Conference and Senate Republicans).

"I am pleased with the President's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court", Stefanik wrote on Twitter on Monday.

And, in an interview earlier, he predicted that the potential new justice wouldn't be the deciding vote in overturning Roe v. Wade, the decision legalizing abortion nationwide.

Informing the Republican Senators of my nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

"I believe that precedent is important for the Supreme Court", Stefanik told The Sun last month.

"I think you're going to find that not only is this a fine, great man, and a good family man and a very intelligent judge, but he can do a very good job on the court, and that's all we can ask for", Hatch said. Republicans hold a 51-vote majority, and Sen. "I didn't discuss it with him, either".

Gillibrand urged her colleagues to oppose his nomination, citing the Supreme Court as a bulwark against numerous challenges by the Trump administration to roll back Obama-era regulations. "There's thousands of nominees who can be offered who would be bipartisan nominees".

Kavanaugh, left, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, and Vice President Pence at the Capitol on Tuesday. "So there is a lot to go through", she said.

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"I think anything's possible".

"I'm going to do everything I possibly can to speak out against this nominee".

As for what he says about NY law being tougher on abortion than Roe, that's marginally true. He is as sure as any lawyer can be that a woman's right to an abortion will not be overturned.

"Establishment Democrats, like the Governor Cuomo and Lieutenant".

"Women's health issues deserve more than political stunts with stolen one-liners from 'The Apprentice, '" said Candice Giove, a spokesman for Senate Republicans, in a statement. "He confirmed that he had not and would not", she said.

Kathleen Gallagher, the director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference, a key opponent, said that the governor's proposal would make late-term abortion available "for nearly any reason", would let health providers other than doctors perform abortions and would eliminate the crime of an "unwanted abortional act". If not for that alliance, Nixon said, Democrats could have been in power and the measure already would have become law.

Jumaane Williams as he protested against US President Donald Trump.

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