Yet the Democratic rage may serve only to throw into a clearer light Kavanaugh's calm, reasoned approach to the law - one focused on the plain language of the Constitution and on precedent.
Kavanaugh said he would not have any trouble ruling against the president who nominated him to the high court, praising justices who had done so in the past. "So sad to see!" In two days of hearings on the Judiciary committee the Democrats have not laid a single glove on Brett Kavanaugh, There's been a lot of screaming; there's been a lot of protesting; there's been a lot of anger, and it's really a reflection of the incredible rage and fury we're seeing on the far-Left; and you're right: by all appearances these protests are closely coordinated with the Democratic senators. "But we're also able to conduct our hearing the way it should be conducted".
The weird thing, as the New York Post pointed out, is that Democrats had already made a decision to vote against Judge Kavanaugh.
The confirmation hearing opened on Tuesday with a chaotic session in which Democrats complained that Republicans withheld documents concerning Kavanaugh's work in Bush's White House more than a decade ago that they said they needed to review to properly vet the nominee. "We have not had an opportunity to have a meaningful hearing", said Sen.
Grassley argued the panel has already received more than 400,000 pages of Kavanaugh-related documents.
On this day of bloviating, it was Sen.
Guttenberg wrote on Twitter the snub came as Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) called for a half hour recess.
Kavanaugh also spoke to Hatch about his views on judicial deference to agencies, known as the Chevron doctrine, after the landmark 1984 Supreme Court case Chevron USA Inc. v.
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At the moment, no Republicans have said they will reject Kavanaugh's nomination and no Democrats have said they will support it. Kavanaugh's confirmation is complicated by the sheer number of emails that exist during his years in the White House.
The vote over Kavanaugh comes at a crucial juncture in the campaign season - and presents a huge risk for Democrats no matter what they do. They characterized the hearing as a "charade and mockery of our norms". He says after working in the George W. Bush White House and experiencing the fallout from 9/11, he changed his mind.
The Republicans have a razor-thin majority in the Senate but are nevertheless expected to have the votes to confirm Kavanaugh before the midterm elections in November. Senate Democratic leaders have vowed a fierce fight to try to block his confirmation.
Republicans have said that Democrats have more than enough documents to assess Kavanaugh's record, including his 12 years of judicial opinions as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Republicans in turn accused the Democrats of turning the hearing into a circus.
The Capitol Police can't close the room to the public and can't keep out people who look like they might disrupt the hearing.
The exchange lasted more than five minutes - with an interruption from Sen. "We shouldn't have to put up with this kind of stuff". He portrayed himself as a "civil" judge and an admirer of the 1954 Brown v Board of Education decision that ended segregation laws, calling it "the greatest moment in Supreme Court history". But the Democratic frustrations that boiled over on September 4 had been simmering for more than two years. This allowed Trump to fill a Supreme Court vacancy instead.
On the second day of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Sen.
Harris eventually moved on without helping him on either point. As a result, it is likely that Kavanaugh will be confirmed.
"Of course the violence in the schools is something we all detest and want to do something about", Mr Kavanaugh said, but added that handguns and other semi-automatic weapons were also used for hunting and self-defence.
"I'm not making the policy decision".