OAKLAND, Calif. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat for the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Saturday that this vetting process for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court will probably be incredibly difficult, knowning that her staff is reading nearly 1 million documents that they said could give red-state Democrats reason to oppose his nomination.
Feinstein made her toughest comments to this point about opposing Kavanaughs nomination while addressing a "Unity Breakfast" of her supporters in the California Democratic Party executive Committee meeting in Oakland. State party activists will decide later Saturday for an endorsement in Feinstein’s race against progressive state Sen. Kevin de León.
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Reminding supporters of her seniority within the Senate and her leadership position within the Judiciary Committee, Feinstein said this lady has helped write the party’s modern-day battle insurance policy for a Supreme Court confirmation. She revealed that she’s sat in on above 10 confirmation hearings for Top court justices since she was elected in 1992. But Kavanaughs nomination, Feinstein said, "is beyond, [it is] different from all of them. … Since this man may be the deciding vote of many things we hold most dear.
This president claims he’d appoint the person that would defeat Roe [v.Wade] … and so i take him at his word, she said.
Feinstein told Democrats that now, as the nomination process goes forward, we have a very massive effort going … We collect information from everywhere, such as Bush Presidential archives.
The vetting technique of this justice will probably be incredibly difficult… its estimated that A million items of paper which our staff members are going to need to undergo prior to you hearing, she said. I advise you this: That it is really key and significant that Democrats, including those who are in difficult states, obtain the support of the party for them to conduct the right thing in this vote…
Feinstein noted that we have five Democratic [senators up for reelection] from states that Mr . trump won [by large margins], which makes this vote hard for them, she said. For me, its not difficult at all. But Im charge Democrat over the committee, and we will assemble a kind of message, I really hope, with the United states citizens which could enable those Democrats to vote coupled with us.