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'I guess he did not want to deal with the reality of gun violence'. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) while interrupting Grassley, referring to the September 3 release to the committee of 42,000 documents relating to the nominee's work with past administrations. Protesters also disrupted the proceedings. "I am not a pro-prosecution or pro-defense judge". The two Senators the Democrats had pinned their hopes on, Alaska's Lisa Murkowski and Maine's Susan Collins, don't appear to have given any indication they won't vote with their party.

Republicans hold a one-vote majority in the Senate. After hours of protests and contentious exchanges, Kavanaugh's remarks felt disingenuous and sounded flat-as though his only goal was to simply survive the hearing process.

Trump jumped into the fray late in the day, saying on Twitter that Democrats were "looking to inflict pain and embarrassment" on Kavanaugh.

At 53, Kavanaugh would be the second-youngest member of the court and the second appointed by President Trump. A group of combative Democrats reportedly met in the office of Durbin to talk about future strategy concerning the Supreme Court nomination.

Brett Kavanaugh is going to be the next Supreme Court justice.

Nonetheless, Democrats successfully delayed much of the hearing with long-winded speeches blasting Kavanaugh on the merits of his rulings, writings, and beliefs.

Many Democratic senators already have announced their intention to vote against Kavanaugh and many Republicans have likewise signaled their support.

Kavanaugh, nominated by a president who has sharply criticized the federal judiciary, told the senators that "a judge must be independent, not swayed by public pressure". Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., made a motion to adjourn.

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Democrats also complained that the Trump administration blocked the release of more than 100,000 pages of documents detailing Kavanaugh's service in the George W. Bush White House. Senate Democratic leaders have vowed a fierce fight to try to block his confirmation.

Chuck Schumer and other Democrats reportedly considered staging a mass walkout during the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but feared such move would only give ammunition to Republicans.

Rebuffed in their request to delay the hearing, Democrats are planning to shine a light on Kavanaugh's views on abortion, executive power and whether Trump could be forced to testify as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

"You're out of order", Grassley said. Her exit was followed by that of two other women, according to another video shared by another activist, Fox News reported.

Gun control advocates say that if Kavanaugh is confirmed to the supreme court, which is now divided between justices who support gun rights and gun control, he may serve as the swing vote to make state and federal assault weapon ban unconstitutional, as well as to tear down local restrictions on carrying guns in public.

A Catholic, he has been a US Court of Appeals judge in Washington for the past 11 years.

Grassley is chairing the confirmation hearing later Tuesday for President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court.

The partisan infighting over the seemingly mundane topic of document release isn't new; its been the primary focus for Senate Democrats, led by minority leader Chuck Schumer, for almost two months. He cited Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan as insisting in their confirmation hearings that nominees can offer no forecasts or hints on how they might rule on a case.

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