After conferencing over the holiday weekend, the Democrats barely let Kavanaugh's weeklong confirmation get started before taking over, essentially shouting down Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen.
Almost two dozen protestors were removed by Capitol Police from the hearing room shortly after it began, amid interruptions by multiple Democrats requesting that the hearing adjourn. He has served for the past 12 years on the appeals court in Washington, DC.
Not all Democrats have said they will oppose Mr Kavanaugh, and several may even support his nomination.
In the lead up to the Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, Senate Democrats gave progressive activists little reason to hope that they would match their intensity in fighting to keep him off the Supreme Court.
Earlier in the day, Guttenberg said, he had been publicly introduced during the hearing by Senator Dianne Feinstein, who had invited him as her guest. With respect to Justice Kagan, I had a firsthand seat to that. "Judge Kavanaugh was not responsible for the Parkland school shooting that killed my daughter", he said, placing blame instead on local law enforcement and school officials.
Though the men note that "these precedents. have not yet been applied to require a Supreme Court justice to recuse, they plot a trajectory that points unmistakably in that direction".
Younger Democrats, such as California Sen. "I guess he did not want to deal with the reality of gun violence", Guttenberg tweeted. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who said Kavanaugh told her that the high court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion is "settled law".
Kavanaugh's hearing began less than 24 hours after the Senate had received 42,000 pages of documents from Kavanaugh's tenure, and three days after the White House asserted executive privilege and refused to release a hundred thousand documents.
Trump also chimed in via Twitter, calling the hearings "a display of how mean, angry, and despicable the other side is". "So, I am concerned, I think the American people have a right to see these documents".
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Johnny Bobbitt Jr., left, Kate McClure, right, and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico pose at a Citgo station in Philadelphia. Fallon said Bobbitt has an addiction problem, and that's possibly a reason McClure didn't want to give him any more money.
Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing has been riddled with frequent outbursts from the gallery, leading to multiple ejections and arrests.
In 2009, Kavanaugh seemed to suggest that presidents should be immune from criminal prosecutions and investigations until after leaving office, writing, "I believe it vital that the president be able to focus on his never-ending tasks with as few distractions as possible". "This is a President who has shown us consistently that he is contemptuous of the rule of law", Durbin said.
A protester is removed during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court.
"If you watch the video, you see that's not the case, " Guttenberg said.
"We have to confront an uncomfortable but important question", Sen.
Democrats still have an uphill battle to derail Kavanaugh's nomination.
The Senate is likely to vote on confirmation by the end of September.