Grassley denied his request, but the arguments persisted.More than a dozen protesters, shouting one by one, disrupted the hearing at several points and were removed by police. “This is a mockery and a travesty of justice,” shouted one woman. “Cancel Brett Kavanaugh!” Grassley defended the document production as the most open in history, saying there was “no reason to delay the hearing. He asked Kavanaugh, who sat before the committee with White House officials behind him, to introduce his parents, wife and children.”I’m very honored to be here,” Kavanaugh said.With majority Republicans appearing united, it’s doubtful the hearings will affect the eventual confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominee. But they will likely become a rallying cry for both parties just two months before the midterm elections.Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate Majority Whip, criticized Democrats’ calls to delay the hearings that stretched more than an hour and a half.”This is the first confirmation hearing for a Supreme Court justice that I’ve seen basically according to mob rule,” Cornyn said.Cornyn also recounted his personal history with Kavanaugh, which he said stretches back 18 years to Cornyn’s time as attorney general in Texas. Cornyn said Kavanaugh helped him prepare to argue before… Read full this story
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