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Kavanaugh named for Supreme Court

CONFIRMATION BATTLE:Brett Kavanaugh could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and cut Obamacare


The White House invited a number of senators to attend the Monday night announcement. Democrats who were invited, but declined included US senators Joe Donnelly, Heidi Heitkamp, Doug Jones, Joe Manchin and Dianne Feinstein.

Feinstein is the ranking Democrat on the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The others are Republican targets for the confirmation vote who come from Trump-won states where they face re-election this fall.

Democrats have turned their attention to pressuring two Republicans, US senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, to oppose any nominee who threatens Roe v. Wade. The two have supported access to abortion services.

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