- It was a marathon dayfor Judge Brett Kavanaugh
on day two of his confirmation hearing,
with Senators asking everything
from his view on the document debacle.
- That's, in my view, adecision for the committee
in consultation or discussionwith the Executive Branch.
- [Abigail] To what hiskids thought of the hearing.
- They gave me a big hugand said, "Good job, Daddy."
- [Abigail] Judge Kavanaugh, though,
worked to keep his part all business.
- My personal beliefs are not relevant
to how I decide cases.
- [Abigail] Senators likeDianne Feinstein, however,
wanted to nail him down onhot topics such as abortion,
and learn exactly what he meant
when he called Roe vs. Wade settled law.
- It's important precedentof the Supreme Court
that's been reaffirmed many times.
- [Abigail] And Kavanaugh's stance
on whether presidents should be protected
from criminal investigations.
- Can a sitting president be required
to respond to a subpoena?
- I can't give you an answeron that hypothetical question.
- [Abigail] The mostcontentious questioning
came from Senators PatrickLeahy and Dick Durbin.
They wanted to know if JudgeKavanaugh knew about emails
in the early 2000s thatprovided Republicans information
during the confirmation process
of some of PresidentBush's judicial nominees.
Leahy tried to tie Kavanaughto former Senate aide
Manny Miranda, whohelped obtain the emails.
Senator Lindsey Grahamquickly gave Kavanaugh
an opportunity to providea straight answer.
- [Lindsey] Did you everknowingly participate
in stealing anything from Senator Leahy
or any other Senator?
- Uh, no.
- [Lindsey] Did you everknow that you were dealing
with anything that was stolen property?
- [Abigail] And Mirandahimself provided cover
during CBN's Faith Nation,
when he emailed an exclusive statement
to Chief Political Analyst David Brody.
- "I can confirm that BrettKavanaugh knew nothing
"of the source of anyinformation that we obtained,
"nor did I ever meet with him privately
"or publicly to discuss it."
- [Abigail] Brody saysDemocrats are trying
to twist this into an opportunity
to paint Judge Kavanaughin a negative light.
- Republicans will call itcharacter assassination,
but this is what you do
when you really don't havethe goods on a nominee.
- Senators will have 20 minutes each today
to ask Judge Kavanaughanother round of questions,
and Chairman Grassley threatenedto go into the weekend,
if needed, to finish this hearing.
Reporting from Capitol Hill,Abigail Robertson, CBN News.