President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court moves into the next stage of the confirmation process this week. That’s after Judge Brett Kavanaugh faced a week of hearings in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee that swirled with controversy and brought raucous protests from the gallery.
More than 200 people were arrested throughout the week as they expressed their anger and frustration in the hearing room, disrupting the procedures over and over again.
Democrats on the panel put up a resistance, calling immediately for a delay in the hearings until they could see and review documents that were either kept from the committee or dumped on them last-minute.
What comes next for Kavanaugh in this process? Will it be a relatively easy path to confirmation at this point? Or is there a chance something could stand in his way?
Libby Casey, on-air reporter and anchor covering politics and accountability for The Washington Post, joins Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson to talk about that and other news out of Washington D.C.
“He still has the votes,” says Casey, referring to Kavanaugh’s chances of being confirmed. “Most nominees who have been this controversial…have not been confirmed. This is a very different case.”
She and Henderson also talk about the effect Bob Woodward’s upcoming book “Fear: Trump in the White House” as well as a recent scathing anonymous op-ed in the New York Times from a top administration official is having on the White House and across Washington.
Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation.