Baldwin also opposed Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first Supreme Court nominee.
University of Minnesota Libraries & Minnesota Law ReviewVideo (38:27): Judge Brett Kavanaugh was a keynote speaker for the 2008 Minnesota Law Review annual symposium at the University of Minnesota. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) - condemned the choice and said Kavanaugh, if confirmed, could mean the end of Roe v. Wade and a negative impact on women.
Robert Bork, nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court in 1987, came under intense scrutiny by Democrats who mined his legal writings for evidence of his conservative leanings.
"Sen. Jeff Flake said in a statement: "As I have said before, approving a nominee who will interpret the constitution rather than legislate from the bench should be our top priority".
Former Clerk for Judge Kavanaugh Hagan Scotten and former Clerk for Justice Scalia Ed Whelan on how much pushback Judge Kavanaugh will receive from Democrats.
Collins said Kavanaugh is qualified for the job, "but there are other issues involving judicial temperament and his political, or rather, his judicial philosophy that also will play into my decision". Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - both considered swing votes in the Senate who could help Democrats with the majority against Kavanaugh.
Fallon hopes Democrats will "look in the mirror and do the right thing" with respect to Kavanaugh.
The GOP is targeting Democrats up for re-election in states Trump won in 2016 - of which there are 10, not including Sen.
The statement continued: "If confirmed, Kavanaugh could very well be the decisive vote Trump needs in the Supreme Court to give his concerted campaign to undermine civil liberties and civil rights long-term impact".
"One of the Senate's highest constitutional responsibilities is to provide advice and consent on nominations to the Supreme Court, and I look forward to the Senate fulfilling this critical duty through a fair and thorough confirmation process".