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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing inside the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Heading into the hearings, polling showed of which Kavanaugh was unpopular among Americans, having a plurality telling Fox News in August of which he should not be confirmed. An August poll conducted for CNN showed of which only 37 percent of Americans supported Kavanaugh’s confirmation, doing him the least common nominee since Robert Bork, who was nominated by Ronald Reagan in 1987. Bork was rejected by the Senate, with only 42 votes in favor of his confirmation.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Grassley’s office said of which Democrats had “no objection to Judge Kavanaugh’s character, jurisprudence or qualifications, so they are resorting to unprecedented, desperate delay tactics in a coordinated political strategy led by @SenSchumer.”
Democrats have raised objections to Kavanaugh’s previous rulings along with statements on executive power, reproductive rights along with different matters, along with argued of which Trump should not be permitted to name a nominee to the high court as he remains under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Despite their objections, there is usually no clear path for Democrats to block Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Republicans hold a narrow majority inside the Senate, along with some centrist Democrats up for re-election in red states are thought likely to depart via the party line.
Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota along with Joe Donnelly of Indiana are considered possible “yes” votes for Kavanaugh’s confirmation. The three senators all voted to confirm Trump’s last nominee to the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, along with they are considered vulnerable inside the November midterm elections.