Did the National Archives Throw a Wrench Into Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation?

Did the National Archives Throw a Wrench Into Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation?

Did the National Archives Throw a Wrench Into Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation?

Republicans have protested that the number of documents is more than the number requested for the previous five Supreme Court nominees combined. Grassley did not request any additional documents pertaining to Kavanaugh's time as Bush's staff secretary.

With the U.S. Supreme Court building in the background, Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives prior to meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 10, 2018. In response, Bush representative William Burck wrote a letter to Schumer this week saying that the former president has requested a "thorough review" of documents, with representatives from three major law firms vetting the records before they're turned over to Congress. At Politico, Elana Schor and Burgess Everett report that Senate Republicans are nonetheless "pressing ahead on confirming ..."

The GOP statement said the committee was counting on receiving documents "in an even more rapid fashion" from the archives of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

Democrats wrote to the National Archives requesting a broad set of the documents, using a letter with almost the same language that was sent by both parties in 2010 seeking documentation about Obama's nominee Elena Kagan.

Republicans say Democrats are seeking to review what could be as many as 900,000 pages on Kavanaugh from his tenure in the George W. Bush administration as an associate White House counsel as a stall tactic. "What more do they need to know to vote no?"

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on Thursday lashed out at Democrats for holding up Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Democrats have branded the 53-year-old nominee, who would replace retired justice Anthony Kennedy, as a deeply conservative jurist who would shift the court rightward, jeopardising critical rulings on the constitutionality of abortion rights and the legality of Barack Obama's health care reforms.

Asked at a news conference Thursday why the GOP wasn't interested in those records to understand Kavanaugh's role in the contentious 2005 interrogation debate, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, said such requests were aimed at "delaying the confirmation of Kavanaugh".

The term Bork - recognized in the Oxford American Dictionary since 2002 - refers to what Hatch called the "unprecedented campaign of character assassination" waged against Judge Robert Bork during his 1987 Supreme Court confirmation hearing.

"Indeed, the Bush Library will produce to us over 125,000 pages today". According to Stern's letter, it simply would not be realistic for the Archives to compile and submit all of the necessary documentation in such an abbreviated period of time.

"I'm exhausted of partisanship and frankly, we didn't treat their candidates for these positions the way they're treating ours", Sen.

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