This Is Brett Kavanaugh's First Question as a Supreme Court Justice

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Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks with Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace during an interview at the Associated Press in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling President Donald Trump's attack on her handling of an allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh "ridiculous and an embarrassment".

Ironically they would ultimately have come under the supervision of Merick Garland, the Supreme Court nominee put forward by President Obama who never got a Senate confirmation hearing. But he didn't say that was such great news.

While presidents are limited to two terms and governors, congressmen, senators and city council members can be voted out of office, Supreme Court appointments are permanent-which means that Kavanaugh, a 53-year-old Generation X-er, might still be on the Court in 2050 if he lives as long as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (now 85). They're fuming over what they see as Democrats' defamation of an upstanding, beer-loving Christian, and promise payback come the midterm elections on 6th November. There are 100 Senators, two from each state, and Republicans now hold a razor thin majority with 51 seats.

"They want to turn America, these Democrats...into a giant sanctuary for criminal aliens and the MS-13 killers that we're getting out of the country by the way by the thousands", he said.

"It's a great frustration", he said. McConnell and Trump are authoritarians who govern from an us-versus-them mentality, and they are motivated by a quest for raw power-not a belief in checks and balances.

The bitterly divided Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm Kavanaugh, with just one Democrat supporting him. Kavanaugh repeatedly and unequivocally denied all of the sexual assault allegations leveled against him.

Just 4 percent said the parties would split control of Congress, the outcome that's considered most likely by many analysts.

As for the accusations against Kavanaugh, he said he found Christine Blasey Ford's account of her sexual assault "convincing" but noted that there had been no corroboration.

The Alaska Republican Party is considering how it might reprimand Murkowski for her vote, but "leader" McConnell said Wednesday that there is no point in challenging Murkowski because "nobody's going to beat her".

Using regulations, Trump has moved to let people buy short-term insurance that could last one year - and up to three years if renewed.

"Rather than granting these nominees lifetime authority to threaten Americans' voting rights and health care, we should start over with two different candidates who can earn consensus", he argued.

Trump also heaped praise on Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, an immigration hard-liner who has often been criticized for statements about whites and minority groups.

Trump's mention of Kavanaugh drew rave applause from the crowd of thousands in the western Iowa city.

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