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Sen. Schumer Rejects Kavanaugh as Trump 'Overreach' Attempt

Sen. Schumer Rejects Kavanaugh as Trump 'Overreach' Attempt
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

By    |   Sunday, 09 September 2018 12:58 PM

Rebuking Supreme Court Justice-nominee Brett Kavanaugh as too "extreme" to the "far right," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the nominee's confirmation will give President Donald Trump power to "overreach."

"The nominee is pretty far over," Schumer told "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y. "He presents himself as a family man and a basketball coach, and all of that, [but] his views are quite far out there."

Pointing to President Trump's campaign rhetoric and pre-election list of 25 Supreme Court candidates "all very far to one side," Schumer told host John Catsimatidis he fears Kavanaugh is a power play for a presidential administration under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

"But with a president who seems to want to overreach in terms of his power, Kavanaugh, of the list of 25, was the one who is most willing to allow a president to overreach," Schumer told Catsimatidis. "He said a president should never be investigated or subpoenaed in some of his writings. That's wrong. We have rule of law."

Schumer, who is a leader of Democrat's "resistance" to President Trump, is unlikely to approve a Supreme Court nominee from this president under any circumstances, but he told Catsimatidis his three criteria are excellence, moderation, and diversity – of which Kavanaugh falls short on the latter two, he said.

"On the Supreme Court, unfortunately, there hasn't been much bipartisanship," Schumer said.
". . . The president nominated somebody from a list of 25 that were all very far to one side. The president's list were people who would repeal Roe v Wade.

". . . If the American people truly believe that Kavanaugh would overturn Roe and undo healthcare, there will be a bipartisan majority, Democrats and Republicans, to defeat him. Whether the hearings prove that sufficiently to people, we will see. I hope they do. I believe that, given what the president has said about his choices, that both those things are true."

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Rebuking Supreme Court Justice-nominee Brett Kavanaugh as too "extreme" to the "far right," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the nominee's confirmation will give President Donald Trump power to "overreach.""The nominee is pretty far over," Schumer told...
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