Piper Perabo Got Arrested Today for Protesting Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

Carlton Robbins
September 5, 2018

At age 53, Kavanaugh could serve on the court for decades.

Demonstrators protesting against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, wear costumes from "The Handmaid's Tale". It is very hard to capture just what a surreal first day of hearings it was.

Democrats said they wanted to see all of the documents from his time as White House staff secretary before the hearings, but Republicans did not request those documents, arguing they were irrelevant to his nomination. "So sad to see!"

As Tuesday's hearings opened, Democrats on the Judiciary Committee tried but failed to get the proceedings delayed.

A protester is removed during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court.

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"What we've heard is the noise of democracy".

She was angry that the Trump administration had released - just the night before - tens of thousands of pages of government documents related to Kavanaugh's public service.

"There's a 35-month black hole in your White House career where we've been denied access to any and all documents", Durbin said. Given that he's Trump's nominee, many people on the left are fearful he would vote to weaken or overturn the law.

But Mr. Grassley did allow Democrats to vent for the first hour, delaying the start of the proceedings but, he said, letting them work out some of their anger.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, dismissed the complaints over missing documents as a distraction.

Republicans hold a one-vote majority in the Senate.

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White House spokesman Raj Shah posted a video of the moment and said it "clearly shows security intervened" when Kavanaugh was approached by the "unidentified individual". Senate Democratic leaders have vowed a fierce fight to try to block his confirmation.

In a preview of the tough questions Kavanaugh will face Wednesday, Democratic senators said they would press the judge on his views about abortion, gun control, and executive power.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says it must "never, never be viewed as a partisan institution".

Kavanaugh sat, fingers intertwined, quietly staring ahead at the committee members as audience members screamed while being dragged out of the hearing room. "We shouldn't have to put up with this kind of stuff".

The Supreme Court is often thought of as nine separate judges, rather than a team.

The hearings surrounding President Trump's nominee to join the Supreme Court descended into chaos Tuesday morning, with liberal protesters chanting "vote no" as Congressional Democrats called for an indefinite postponement.

As a young lawyer, Kavanaugh worked for Justice Anthony Kennedy, whom he would replace on the high court. The Iowa Republican tells Fox News that there are more documents on Kavanaugh than any other nominee in history. Both sides want activists to legislate for life from those spots, and both sides are willing to play hardball to win their voter-free elections in the form of confirmation votes. The court begins its next term in October. But that image of refusing to shake the hand of a father who lost his daughter earlier this year should disturb people of every political stripe.

"I find it hard to imagine that your views on this subject escaped the attention of President Trump, who seems increasingly fixated on his own ballooning legal jeopardy", Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy said.

"I revere the Constitution".

"You're out of order", Grassley said.

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".

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a "Make America Great Again" rally in Evansville, Indiana, Aug. 30, 2018. "These lawsuits are going to end up in front of a Justice Kavanaugh".

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