USA: Hearing for Trump's new judge begins with tumult

Democrats have called for a postponement of the hearing of Donald Trump's candidate for the Supreme Court. Spectators also protested against Brett Kavanaugh.

USA: Hearing for Trump's new judge begins with tumult

The hearing of Conservative candidate of US president Donald Trump for Supreme Court in Senate has begun with turmoil. Senators of opposition Democrats loudly demanded a postponement of hearing of Brett Kavanaugh. The White House did not give you enough information, explanatory memorandum. Protesters in auditorium also protested against Kavanaugh. Several of m were dissipated.

The Democrats criticized above all that important documents to assess professional past Kavanaughs not at all or only very late. Only twelve hours before start of hearing, Senators were 42,000 pages of material, including Kavanaughs work as a member of administration of President George W. Bush. However, Republican committee Chairman Chuck Grassley rejected motion for postponement. He wants to complete hearing by end of week. Kavanaugh The Senators are also to speak and answer.

Brett Kavanaughs's nomination is after Neil Gorsuch's second in President Trump's term of office. The Democrats fear that lawyer could influence Supreme Court to prevent Donald Trump's possible prosecution for constitutional reasons. However, y do not have enough votes in US Senate to prevent Kavanaughs appointment by vote. "He will be decisive voice for some of most important issues of our time," said Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein.

In his opening statement, Kavanaughs emphasized his independence: "I do not decide on basis of personal or political preferences," it was said in speech excerpts published in advance by White House. "A good judge must be a referee-a neutral and impartial referee who does not favor a trial and does not favour a political direction."

22 Demonstrators detained

At least 22 people were detained in hall of hearing for provisionally after some loud protests due to disturbance. It was mainly women who criticized Kavanaughs conservative stance on abortion law. In run-up, however, judge had made it clear that he held a fundamental decision on right to abortion from year 1973.

Kavanaughs is also criticised for his attitude to campaign financing or to arms law. He is regarded as defender of a literal interpretation of US Constitution, as well as Trump-appointed Neil Gorsuch. In Second amendment, fars of Constitution had manifested a right to self-defense, which, according to critics, would no longer fully withstand a modern interpretation.

Kavanaugh has been a appeals court judge in Washington since 2006. He has been a member of Republican legal establishment for a long time. In 1990s, he was an important employee of Kenneth Starr in his investigation of President Bill Clinton. Under former George W. Bush, Kavanaugh also worked in White House. His candidacy for Supreme Court is of great importance, as Trump wants to shape Supreme Court of USA with his nomination for years and to move politically to right.

Updated Date: 05 September 2018, 12:00

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