President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court. It looks like a good pick. His record shows him to be a constitutionalist not an activist. He clerked under the departing Anthony Kennedy and is close to the Bush family. He has received criticism from hard-core conservatives, further evidence he isn’t one of them.
Democrats have gone absolutely berserk over his nomination. This will put the conservatives in a majority in the court. The idea that this means that far right social policies will become the law of the land is ridiculous. Roe v. Wade will not be overturned. The problem is that they believe their own propaganda. Senator Dick Durbin even suggested that Democrats in tight races be willing to give up their seats by voting against Kavanaugh. Even if this strategy works, Republicans could easily confirm someone else.
The Republicans currently have a 51 to 49 advantage in the Senate. It is doubtful that John McCain will be well enough to vote. I think all of the other Republicans will vote for Kavanaugh along with a few Democrats.