Kavanaugh's hard-line conservative record, compared with that of retiring centrist-conservative Kennedy, would mean diminished individual rights for women and minorities, affecting access to abortion and opportunities for racial affirmative action.
Linder said it's more likely Kavanaugh would vote with the other conservatives to chip away at Roe vs. Wade on a state-by-state basis. "So, Trump picked the guy who thinks presidents shouldn't be prosecuted".
As a member of Ken Starr's staff, Kavanaugh pushed for an aggressive prosecution of President Clinton.
Deputy White House Press Secretary Raj Shah said that Brett Kavanaugh ran up thousands of dollars in debt buying baseball tickets. Schumer, demands unity: a "no" vote on Kavanaugh.
Ingraham said that Democrats will create "viral drama" in order to turn out their base and "slash away" at a "perfectly competent" pick like Kavanaugh.
Vice President Mike Pence, speaking as Kavanaugh began making the rounds on his confirmation push, said the appeals court judge would bring "impeccable credentials and character" to the Supreme Court.
There's a record number of women raising their hands for public office in recent months, putting a focus on female empowerment in an era of #MeToo. That comes after both of them indicated, in the lead-up to Trump's announcement, that they couldn't be counted on to vote for the president's nominee.
"I am proud that a majority of my law clerks have been women", Kavanaugh added.
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When he dissented from a DC Circuit decision last October preventing the Trump administration from blocking a teenage migrant in Texas from obtaining an abortion, Kavanaugh laced his opinion with broader thoughts.
On Wednesday, the former press secretary for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign told ABC's Powerhouse Politics podcast hosts Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein that "there's more than a million pages of documents" from Kavanaugh's time working under President George W. Bush.
"Because of Donald Trump's openly Islamophobic, white supremacist and racist views and policies targeting minority and immigrant communities, it is incumbent upon the Senate to question Mr Kavanaugh about his opinions on the protection of civil rights, religious freedom and the rights of immigrants", he said.
If Democrats can convince voters in red states that Kavanaugh is a threat to Obama-era health care, they might be able to peel off the one or two GOP votes needed to sink Kavanaugh's nomination.
Some conservative critics faulted Kavanaugh for not taking up the merits of the dispute and declaring the ACA unconstitutional.
The Affordable Care Act is "wildly popular and necessary in the reddest of states", said Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, in an interview Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe". But their situations would be much worse if their votes were needed for confirmation. The president has faced allegations of sexual harassment and remains under investigation for obstruction of justice in the Russian Federation election meddling investigation.
Unlike some of the other justices, Kavanaugh has worked more than two decades in the public sector and has not built wealth as a private lawyer.
That line of thinking would be useful to Trump, who is unlikely to face impeachment so long as Republicans control Congress.