"As a point of comparison, look at Bob Casey who is also up for re-election in the Trump-won state of Pennsylvania".
West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, battling for reelection in a state Trump won in 2016, in a statement on Kavanaugh's nomination, said the "Supreme Court will ultimately decide if almost 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions will lose their healthcare".
Hatch also said Tuesday that Democrats' concern that Kavanaugh's appointment to the court would endanger abortion rights was overblown and labeled it "pathetic" as a rallying cry against him. Shah said the undisclosed number of unidentified friends paid Kavanaugh back for their share of the tickets.
The difference, however, is that Merrick's nomination was made ahead of a presidential election, not a midterm election, given the executive branch and not the legislative branch has the authority to nominate a potential justice to the high court.
"The selection of Judge Kavanaugh shows that the Trump administration is serious about taming the administrative state", Jonathan Adler, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, told Reuters.
He went so far as to say that Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision giving women the right to abortion, would be overturned as a result of the justices he appoints.
Regarding Kavanaugh being poorer than the others, many of whom had considerable earnings during years of non-government legal work, Shah said, "He's devoted his life to public service". Thus, no matter whether the President is Democratic or Republican, no matter whether the Senate is controlled by Democrats or by Republicans, you have the same ground rules for how nominations will be considered.
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"He's absolutely honest and straight forward, and I think he'll make an excellent Justice on the United States Supreme Court", said Orrin Hatch of Utah, a long-serving Senate Judiciary Committee member.
Kavanaugh is set to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring.
Still, Kavanaugh has a reputation as a stalwart conservative, bound to shift the political balance of the court.
A liberal group, Demand Justice, has promised its own $5 million ad campaign to defeat Kavanaugh, focused on Democratic senators from Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia and Republicans from ME and Alaska. "But I just wanted to highlight that to him", Sullivan said.
"Let's put it this way: There were some who have been on the list that I would have had a very, very hard time supporting", she told Politico.
"Politics have deeply harmed our Supreme Court nomination process", Gluck said.
Since Trump announced his choice for the court, both Nixon and Cuomo have received endorsements from pro-choice groups.