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Just under 4 in 10 38percent say he should be confirmed, while a similar 39percent say he should not; almost a quarter, 23percent, have no opinion. Middling levels of overall support plagued the nominations of failed Supreme Court picks forpresidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
Barring a major stumble by Kavanaugh, however, the 53 year old is on track to be confirmed by the end of the month and canada goose outlet 2015 sit on the nation’s most powerful court for decades rendering the hearings as little more than a perfunctory box to check as Democrats struggle to land a blow against a nomination they have little power to kill.
«The numbers are not on our side,» saidSen. Richard J. Durbin (D Ill.), the main vote counter for Senate Democrats. «Having said that, this is going to be an important and exhaustive hearing on the important issues facing the Supreme Court and Judge Kavanaugh.»
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«Consider the president nominating him and what this president said about judges, what this canada goose outlet locations in toronto president said about the Constitution, what he has said about what he expects of those who are loyal to him,» Durbin said. «Is it any wonder the American people are skeptical about canada goose outlet new york whether Judge Kavanaugh can truly be independent?»
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While a slew of Republican and Democratic senators havemade their positions official on Kavanaugh, Severino added that the confirmation hearings are «also a real opportunity for the American people to see Brett Kavanaugh himself.»
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