During a Fox News Sunday interview, Coons refused to say whether Booker would be required to meet with the Senate Ethics Committee, suggesting the document dump might have come at a price. Kavanaugh appears on track for a committee vote on September 20 and a confirmation vote before the end of the month, which would solidify the conservative tilt of the Supreme Court.
Also on Thursday, Sen. She is up for re-election in 2020.
On the Republican side, former solicitors general Theodore Olson and Paul Clement will testify in support of the nominee, along with former students, law clerks and the mother of a basketball player Kavanaugh coached. We now have a president whose conduct is at the center of a federal criminal investigation, but in his testimony before the Judiciary Committee, Judge Kavanaugh refused to say whether he thinks it is constitutional for presidents to be investigated, and whether he continues to believe that the president has the power to fire a prosecutor criminally investigating him.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) questioned Kavanaugh Sept. 6 "is there anything in the Constitution about a right to abortion?"
"But when it becomes all about the spectacle of Cory Booker, you think to yourself, 'I think I smell a phony here.' And that's what I think I smell here".
"Your answer was vague", Blumenthal charged. You had five, six, seven, eight or nine judges.
The moment prompted another outburst from demonstrators.
On Wednesday, Beddard and two other "handmaids" removed their costumes to go into the hearing room.
The White House, which is determined to have Kavanaugh confirmed before the November elections as Republicans aim to deliver on Trump's priorities, applauded the schedule announcement.
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Mr Bolton, who has been particularly vocal in his opposition to the court, attacked two areas of its work in a speech on Monday. In a speech in Washington, Mr Bolton said: "If the court comes after us, we will not sit quietly".
"I know it's frustrating to the press but until I finish my review I'm going to defer my decision-making", Collins said.
In keeping with her deliberative approach, Collins has kept mum about how she'll vote. In the email, Kavanaugh wrote: "I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule its precedent, and three current Justices on the Court would do so". Kavanaugh on Thursday defended the email as an assessment of his views on the Supreme Court's probable take on the matter.
Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey asked Kavanaugh whether he would recuse himself from a case involving the special counsel Robert Mueller or the Russian Federation probe if the nation's high court takes up the matter.
The assist comes as Booker in recent days has sought to raise his national political profile.
Leahy's charge stems from an infamous episode between 2001 and 2003 when a Republican counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Manuel Miranda, learned that Democrats on the panel had put documents on a computer server shared with Republicans.
GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said they are conducting the "most thorough vetting process for a nominee in the history of the Supreme Court".
"What we do know is extremely troubling and dangerously out of step with the American people", she said, "particularly on critical issues including executive power, abortion rights and pre-existing conditions".
Another email chain included the subject line "spying". Back then, Kavanaugh also denied receiving stolen material.
Kavanaugh, whose hearings were swarmed with protesters from various activist groups opposed to his nomination, revealed a trove of information about himself, while concealing just as much.