"They will say anything, and are only looking to inflict pain and embarrassment to one of the most highly renowned jurists to ever appear before Congress".
The Hawaii senator may deliver another dramatic moment on Wednesday, as she plans to ask Kavanaugh what he knew about the behavior of his former boss Judge Alex Kozinski, who recently retired after being accused of touching or making unwanted sexual comments toward 15 women.
Strong Democratic opposition to Trump's nominee reflects the political stakes for both parties in advance of the November elections, Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's 2016 campaign and the potentially pivotal role Kavanaugh could play in moving the court to the right.
Feinstein argued that Kavanaugh's opinion in Garza v. Hargan - a case the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard past year - showed that from her perspective, he was wrong on abortion.
Committee chair, Republican Chuck Grassley, admitted he had lost control of the hearings and berated himself for not being tougher on his fellow senators.
On the first day of the hearing, protestors shouted their disapprovals as Kavanaugh promised to be a "team player" on the court.
"This isn't his first rodeo", said the official, who acknowledged that Kavanaugh has been a judge for 12 years and judges don't often get interrupted or stopped mid-sentence. "No security involved. He turned and walked away". He says he wants the losing party to say "Kavanaugh gave me a fair shake".
Republicans also have released some, but not all, of the existing documents concerning Kavanaugh's two prior years as a lawyer in the White House Counsel's Office under Bush.
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Expectations were low for Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing, and Senate Democrats on Tuesday wasted no time meeting them. All in all, nothing about the opening to the Kavanaugh hearings was normal.
Republican senator Orrin Hatch said Kavanaugh was one of the most impressive Supreme Court nominees he had come across despite Democrats portraying him as "one of four horsemen of the apocalypse".
Speaking on CNN, Mr Guttenberg said: "I simply said, 'Hi, my name is Fred Guttenberg, I'm the father of Jaime Guttenberg, who was murdered in Parkland". "We have not had an opportunity to have a meaningful hearing", Democratic Senator Kamala Harris said.
In his opening statement, Kavanaugh vows to be a "pro-law judge" who will interpret the law impartially. "A judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent".
"We considered a lot of different options yesterday". "What the White House said was not true".
The same fact is true today as it was before the late Justice Antonio Scalia died: The U.S. Supreme Court is one crucial vote away from changing the legal standard for a host of issues, from abortion and affirmative action to immigration and the limits of executive power.
But Kavanaugh sidestepped a question by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein about whether a sitting president can "be required to respond to a subpoena", a query that could come into play as Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigates potential collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation.
"I would think that anyone who wanted to sit on the nation's highest court would be proud of their record and would want the American people to see it", said Sen.