Brett Kavanaugh IS in line to get the job of Supreme Court justice for life…..
The way things go is the political strength in the US Senate does the job confirmation after the President makes the pick….
President Obama got two on the court, but failed on his third choice because he didn’t have the votes….
The Republicans have the votes on this guy…
This week he’s gonna be rushed thru the Senate Judiciary Committee so that there can be a full Senate vote before the Midterm elections….
Republicans are taking no chances on a possible Senate turnover to the Democrats….
The judge worries some who think he might go after abortion rights, healthcare benefits and probably the reason Trump picked him in the first place?
Maybe Kavanaugh could be the swing vote in a tug or war to get Trump to come in and sit down and answer questions in the Mueller probe….
There should no real surprises this week….
The Democrats simply do NOT have the votes to stop this guy from getting the job….
Brett Kavanaugh starts his confirmation hearing Tuesday with a clear political path to the Supreme Court, if he can avoid a major misstep when Democrats press him on controversial topics like abortion rights, health care and the criminal investigations swirling around President Donald Trump.
The grilling won’t change minds on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which appears on track to approve Kavanaugh with an 11-10 party-line vote. Instead, Democrats will aim to sway a handful of centrist senators who aren’t on the committee but could cast key confirmation votes on the Senate floor — as well as residents in their states.
At stake is the seat vacated by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, a conservative whose penchant for siding with the Supreme Court’s liberal wing made him a pivotal vote on issues such as abortion, affirmative action and LGBT rights. Kavanaugh, 53, has shown an unyielding commitment to a conservative legal approach as an appeals court judge in Washington. He could solidify the Supreme Court’s rightward tilt for decades to come on those issues and more.
“If the American people understand better what’s at stake, it will help determine whether they contact their senators and tell them to vote ‘no,’” said Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democratic Judiciary Committee member. “There are just so many consequences potentially from this appointment.”
Yet Republicans will have a 51-49 advantage when a successor to the late Sen. John McCain is named, enough for a majority vote and confirmation of Kavanaugh without any Democratic votes…..