Martha MacCallum debated Democratic National Committee Vice Chairman Michael Blake over party politicians' rhetoric surrounding the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Senator Kamala Harris of California warned women to watch the confirmation process of Kavanaugh, adding, "This will forever change your life."

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the nomination was a "memo" to students at a Florida high school where a mass shooting took place: "[Kavanaugh] is your worst nightmare."

Blake, who also serves as a New York State assemblyman representing the Morrisania section of The Bronx, said Kavanaugh has "conveyed that the president is above the law."

He also said Kavanaugh endangers the future of ObamaCare and health care for people with pre-existing conditions.

MacCallum said Kavanaugh's rulings on ObamaCare are "split" and have actually been the subject of criticism in the reverse from conservative Republicans.


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"Of course [Trump] is going to pick someone he believes will be a strict Constitutionalist," MacCallum said in response to Blake's critiques. "Your hysteria feels a little misplaced."

Blake disagreed, saying that the prospective justice might "criminalize women's right to choose" to have an abortion.

MacCallum said that Republican presidents can be counted on to nominate textualists and conservatives, while Democrats tend to nominate liberal jurists.

Blake said that was true, but that Kavanaugh is not just a Republican-type choice, but "clearly concerning" and egregiously conservative.


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