"We have one justice and dozens of judges appointed due to their proven hostility to civil rights".
Ironically, though, the same Republican lawmakers calling for a swift confirmation pledged to do anything they could to keep President Barack Obama's Supreme Court justice nomination, Merrick Garland, from getting a hearing in 2016, arguing that the decision should be left to the next president.
Kavanaugh still lives in the D.C. area, raising his kids in the Maryland suburbs just miles from the White House. Kavanaugh could be the needed fifth vote to overturn the 45-year precedents upholding a woman's right to an abortion.
For its part, the NAACP vowed to fight Kavanaugh's nomination, saying the confirmation process should be postponed until after the election of a new Senate in November's mid-term elections.
Mr Trump called it an "honour and privilege" to nominate Judge Kavanaugh, who became a judge for the US Court of Appeals in 2006, and said he had "impeccable credentials and unsurpassed qualifications". She was one of several Harvard Law professors whom the Globe reached out to for comment on Kavanaugh. That's what Roe v. Wade is all about. It's unclear what evidence there is for that, other than Trump's promise to appoint anti-abortion judges. But Kavanaugh has ruled on abortion cases in the past, and legal reporter Mark Joseph Stern fears that he may interpret the "undue burden" standard as loosely as possible - effectively undoing Roe v. Wade by finding that restrictive anti-abortion laws don't violate this standard.
Ironically, those Senate gains would make it easier to confirm a very conservative Trump nominee after the midterms.
Kavanaugh's rulings and written dissents generally convey skepticism toward government regulatory and consumer protection efforts - positions that tend to enjoy broad support among business organizations.
If confirmed by the Senate, the 53-year old Kavanaugh is poised to remain on the bench for years to come, cementing conservative control in the country's top judicial body.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was the first to meet with Kavanaugh, along with Vice President Mike Pence and Kavanaugh's "sherpa" throughout the confirmation process, former Arizona GOP Sen.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican from Alaska, has said she will take time to review Kavanaugh's record, giving no indication where she might land Monday night. Given Kavanaugh has been a reliably conservative judge, this could be a source of friction for Manchin. That opinion is not shocking, it's held by many legal experts, Republican and Democrat, alike.
"No investigation of a president!"
Harris' style also put her in the spotlight in June 2017, when twice in one week Republican members of the Intelligence Committee sought to interrupt her questioning of Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. He merely says that civil and criminal legal fights are lengthy and distracting in nature and recommends that Congress pass a law to put these sorts of things off until after the term is over, not that a sitting president can not be indicted (though the DOJ has said that).
Before he was a judge, he ran an investigation into the death of a deputy adviser to President Bill Clinton.
"I love this president, but he made a big mistake which will sow the seeds of his own destruction, potentially, with regard to illegal surveillance and also sow the seeds of the populace having to live under this type of Orwellian state".
That line of thinking would be useful to Trump, who is unlikely to face impeachment so long as Republicans control Congress.