Brett Kavanaugh returns for another day of hearings

Senators grilled the Supreme Court nominee for 12 hours on Wednesday on issues ranging from Roe vs. Wade to his stance on a president's ability to pardon himself. ABC News' Diane Macedo reports.
2:42 | 09/06/18

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Supreme Court nominee Bret Cabot all of take the hot seat again this morning after a grueling round of questions that stretched into the night. For the second consecutive day more than seventy people were arrested for disrupting the hearing. But lawmakers finally got the chance to drill down and the issues. A heated confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill senators pressed Supreme Court nominee Bret Kavanagh for more than twelve hours. Grilling him on everything from guns to civil rights. And whether president trump chose him so he would rule in the president's favor. In any cases stemming from Robert Muller's investigation. Cabin offered a personal declaration of independence no one is above the wall and our constitutional system. Passed it the president could fire Muller Kavanagh reference 1973. When Richard Nixon fired Archibald Cox the special prosecutor investigating Watergate. But if the president could fire an independent. Councils or. The special counsel is at any restraint at all that. Hypothetical was tested I suppose in September of 1973 if I have my month rate and it's. The system held. Senators asked Kavanagh if the president has the right to pardon himself. Something president trump has asserted he can do the question of self importance is something I've never analyze. It's question that not. Written about. Democrats pressed on asking if the president can be subpoenaed to testify can a sitting president. He required to respond to a subpoena. I can't give you an answer on that hypothetical. Question. On abortion rights Cavanaugh called Roe vs. Wade an important precedent of the Supreme Court that has been reaffirmed many times but here's what he said when asked it to could be overturned on understands. The importance that people attach. To the Roe vs. Wade decision to the Planned Parenthood vs Casey decision. IA don't live in a bubble and you think of any lawns. That gives the government. The power to make decisions about the mail by. I'm not thinking of any right now senator and as protesters continued to interrupt the hearings Republicans tried to lighten the tone. How would you like to be remembered. Good to add. Good judge. Good husband and good husband. But it may yet that would end the senate and a rough trip home by it. Lots of jokes made on the hill with that comment but. These hearings are expected to go through the end of the week and most of them are much more contentious and that moment and it's not just Cavanaugh will answer questions his former clerks and students will be called as witnesses. As well as close friends.

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