Senate Democrats may not have the votes to block the Kavanaugh nomination, but on Tuesday, they at least showed a willingness to use whatever tools they could to try and slow its inevitability.
With Democratic senators repeatedly interrupting the Judiciary Committee's Republican chairman Chuck Grassley at the outset of the hearing and dozens of shouting protesters removed one by one by security personnel, the session quickly became a ruckus. He has served for the past 12 years on the appeals court in Washington, DC.
The week of hearings on Kavanaugh's nomination began with a sense of inevitability that the 53-year-old appellate judge eventually will be confirmed, perhaps in time for the new term on October 1 and little more than a month before congressional elections.
Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and other minority members, appeal to Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to delay the confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh.
The Supreme Court nominee is set to answer questions from senators throughout the day for the first time Wednesday. With respect to Justice Kagan, I had a firsthand seat to that.
This is horribly embarrassing for Brett Kavanaugh - the man the Republican Party is hoping will be our next Supreme Court Justice.
He called the Supreme Court "the last line of defense for the separation of powers (in the United States government), and the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution".
Feinstein was not reassured by Sen. But when a father who lost his teenage daughter in an unacceptably violent act asked for nothing more than a handshake and some acknowledgement of the human cost of the soaring American gun violence, Judge Kavanaugh couldn't be bothered.
Going into Tuesday's hearing, White House aides believe their nominee's task of introducing himself to the country hasn't been made more hard in the weeks leading up to this hearing.
"You had a chance and you lost", Graham said to Democrats.
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President Trump weighed in on the hearing Tuesday, saying that it was a display of how "angry. the other side is".
Senate Democrats are demanding that the Trump administration release thousands of documents on Brett Kavanaugh's record in the White House.
But those on the left who want their senators to deploy more dramatic not-giving-Merrick Garland-a-hearing-level tactics should stay tuned.
"I believe it is vital that the President be able to focus on his never-ending tasks with as few distractions as possible", Kavanaugh wrote.
However, since then Kavanaugh has said USA lawmakers might pass a law protecting presidents from investigations while they were in office.
"What we've heard is the noise of democracy", Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said.
Kavanaugh, now a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, will also praise his colleague Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's unsuccessful Supreme Court nominee.
Speaking on CNN, Mr Guttenberg said: "I simply said, 'Hi, my name is Fred Guttenberg, I'm the father of Jaime Guttenberg, who was murdered in Parkland". "And therefore, we are there to do our job", Sen.
One of the big questions surrounding Kavanaugh is how he would vote on cases related to Roe vs. Wade.