13.9.18

Read: Kavanaugh’s written answers to more than 1,000 Senate questions

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018, in Washington, DC. 

He addresses the gambling question — as well as follow-ups on executive power and abortion rights.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh wants lawmakers to know that he doesn’t have a gambling problem.

Inquiries about this issue, along with others regarding Kavanaugh’s stance on hot-button subjects like executive power and Roe v. Wade, were the focus of a lengthy list of written follow-up questions he received from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The panel published his responses to the more than 1,000 written questions on Wednesday evening. These questions for the record are an opportunity for lawmakers to pointedly ask about subjects they’d like more information about in the wake of Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation hearing last week.

In his responses, Kavanaugh remained steadfast in an unwillingness to answer questions about issues like the ability to subpoena a sitting president, while disclosing some revealing responses about how committed he really is to maintaining a broad scope of executive power.

Kavanaugh also offered more insight into his seemingly murky financial situation, including those Nationals tickets purchases, and further denied any knowledge of retired federal Judge Alex Kozinski’s alleged history of sexual misconduct.

Read the full responses here.

source: vox

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