Kavanaugh also explained an occasion during the hearings last week when he turned away Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter was among the 17 slain in a February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. In an op-ed for The Hill, Dr. Roger Klein explains why, "w$3 hen future Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed later this month, the unsung hero of the battle will be Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)". He says if he had known who Guttenberg was, "I would have shaken his hand, talked to him, and expressed my sympathy". "If I vote against him, the money is refunded to donors".
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) took to Twitter to call on Democrats to condemn "attempts to bribe" Sen.
Democratic senators and others working to defeat Kavanaugh's confirmation believe Kavanaugh significantly misled the Judiciary Committee more than a decade ago on his involvement in controversial Bush-era programs and judicial confirmations. Judicial Watch said Booker admitted to the violation of Senate rules against disclosing "secret or confidential business or proceedings" in a September 7 tweet, and with a Facebook post September 9.
Judicial Watch has also provided a series of admissions by Booker to prove he indeed broke the rules.
We have added 28 new Kavanaugh "committee confidential" documents to the others publicly last week. It also excluded any documents Democrats wanted to see from Kavanaugh's time as Bush's staff secretary. After numerous Democrats deployed a strategy of holding up hearing business, citing lack of access to documents pertaining to Kavanaugh's record, the minority pushed for another delay in the confirmation process.
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In his confirmation hearing last week, Kavanaugh would not commit to upholding the provision of the health-care law that protects coverage for consumers with preexisting conditions.
A vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation by the full Senate is expected by the end of the month, in time for the first day of the court's new term on October 1. I did what any one member of this committee can do, hold over the nomination of Kavanaugh.
"Had we been consulted on these universally released documents, we would have consented to their public disclosure", the letter said.
"I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court", Feinstein said in a statement Thursday.
In this case, that senator is Maine's Susan Collins, a centrist who is seen by many as something of a swing vote in highly partisan congressional fights, including the Kavanaugh nomination.