Nom­i­nee Ka­vanaugh be­gins mak­ing his case to sen­a­tors

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NEWS - — The As­so­ci­ated

WASH­ING­TON » Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s Supreme Court nom­i­nee, Brett Ka­vanaugh, mapped out strat­egy with Repub­li­can lead­ers Tues­day, launch­ing a fierce con­fir­ma­tion bat­tle that could re­make the court for decades and roil the midterm elec­tions in the mean­time.

Ka­vanaugh, a fa­vorite of the GOP es­tab­lish­ment, first hud­dled with Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell of Ken­tucky. Join­ing him were Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence and former Sen. Jon Kyl. He also met for roughly 30 min­utes with Sen. Chuck Grass­ley of Iowa, chair­man of the Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee that is tak­ing the first close look at the nom­i­na­tion.

While Repub­li­cans have set a goal of con­firm­ing Ka­vanaugh this fall, Grass­ley said speed isn’t the goal. The vet­ting process, he said, is “go­ing to be thor­ough and go­ing to be done right.” He did not of­fer a time­line for con­fir­ma­tion hear­ings.

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