Is Health Care a Sleeper Issue in the Midterm Elections?

Faith Castro
October 12, 2018

"We stood up to the mob", he said.

US President Donald Trump has mocked the #MeToo movement as he intensified his criticism of the campaign against sexual harassment and assault which almost hit his Supreme Court pick Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The majority leader recalled what he described as the "price" that Republicans paid for impeaching Democratic President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. Kavanaugh was officially sworn in that evening at the Supreme Court by Chief Justice John Roberts and Kennedy.

"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the awful pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", Mr. Trump said.

Kavanaugh became a justice formally on Saturday in a small private ceremony, but Monday's oath-taking allowed him to address the country for the first time since being confirmed 50-48 in Saturday's final Senate floor vote.

Senate Democrats took aim at President Trump's expansion of short-term health care plans Wednesday, forcing a vote on a proposal to roll back the administration's plan to allow insurers to sell low-priced, reduced-benefit plans.

"From the very first minute Brett Kavanaugh was nominated, radical Democrats were on a mission to resist, delay, demolish and destroy - they wanted to destroy that man", Trump said. "I think probably next week." .

Media captionDonald Trump's nominee has been embroiled in a bitter battle over sexual assault allegations.

"It was all made up, it was fabricated and it's a disgrace", he said.

Speaking at a police convention in Orlando later, the president said the allegations against the justice were "brought about by people that are evil".

Democrats said Mr. Kobes, who works as a lawyer for Sen.

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Immediately following Prof Christine Blasey Ford's testimony last month about her alleged assault to the Senate, Mr Trump called her a "compelling" witness.

Trump had earlier mocked the #MeToo movement at a rally in July.

Despite the liberal outrage, Democrats unanimously agreed to the deal in order that they could go to their home districts sooner and campaign for the midterm elections.

In 1992, Roe v Wade faced its biggest challenge to date with the Supreme Court case of Planned Parenthood v Casey.

The judge who made that recommendation to Roberts, Karen Le Craft Henderson, said in a letter that she was making this suggestion "because of the exceptional circumstance related to the above referenced complaints and the concern that local disposition may weaken public confidence in the process".

"It's deplorable. It's been very frightening".

Here's what the opposition to Kavanaugh was really about: the Democrats lost over 1,000 state and national seats to Republicans under President Obama's two terms, with 900 of those on the state level.

A handful of Democratic lawmakers, including congressmen Luis Gutierrez of IL and Ted Lieu of California, have pressed for Justice Kavanaugh's removal.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Pelosi said a hunt for the President's taxes would not be an act of revenge by Democrats but rather an act of oversight from "a co-equal body of government". He said the high court "is not a partisan or political institution" and assured he took the job with "no bitterness". "We are not about impeachment".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who was welcomed at the White House with a standing ovation, on Sunday praised his party's senators, whom he said re-established the "presumption of innocence" in confirmation hearings. "Women will feel much more confident in the court when their fundamental rights are protected and their equal dignity is respected in the rulings handed down by the justices".

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