Donald Trump defends Brett Kavanaugh after sex assault allegation
18 September, 2018, 16:30 | Author: Myra Gill
"I think that in the environment that we're in and the MeToo movement, he's going to have to address his role in the Clarence Thomas hearings more directly, and if he wasn't prepared to do that before, certainly what's going on with Judge Kavanaugh, I think, guarantees it", Solis Doyle said.
Charles Grassley, the Republican Iowa senator who chairs the panel, released a statement saying Ford's allegations would be considered. On Sunday, the Washington Post published an interview with Ford, who made a decision to go public after months of soul searching.
The president seems to be OK with "a little delay", and suggested to reporters Monday that he agrees with some congressional Republicans that there should be a "process". Even if the allegations are true, she does not believe they should disqualify the nominee, "because I don't think that's the kind of life that he's led". Republicans on the committee agreed to hold the high-stakes hearing after some of its own members, mostly Democrats, decried the process moving forward without first giving Ford a public forum to share her story.
Ford says a drunken Kavanaugh forced himself on her, tried to remove her clothing and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.
"That's not relevant to credibility - when it took place and how it took place", Cardin said.
Trump has praised Kavanaugh as one of the finest people he's known.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley cancelled a vote on Kavanaugh planned for Thursday and said the nominee and his accuser, California university professor Christine Blasey Ford, would both appear next Monday to testify under oath about the alleged incident.
Leahy did not weigh in on the matter again until late Monday morning, when he joined all of his fellow Democrats on the Judiciary Committee in ordering its chair, Sen.
"She reached out to me afterward, supporting me and my story and that she had something happen to her when she was really young and that the guy was a federal judge", White told the Mercury News. He never became someone different after drinking, ' Ford said reflecting on the times she and Kavanaugh would drink during their high school days, adding the legal drinking age was 18 in Washington D.C.at the time.
The judge, though, said in a statement that he has "never done anything like what the accuser describes - to her or to anyone".
Kavanaugh and Ford will both speak in a testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Monday on Capitol Hill. It wasn't until 2012 that she reported having told a therapist about the incident while attending couples' therapy with her husband.
"I applaud Christine Blasey Ford for her courage in coming forward", he wrote.
"I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the Committee deems appropriate to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity", Kavanaugh continued. "Unless something else gets dislodged from historical memory" or other women come forward with accusations, "odds are that he will be confirmed".
But Democrats on the committee demanded a delay to allow the FBI to investigate the charge.
The claim has jeopardised Mr Kavanaugh's formerly all-but certain-nomination for a lifetime job on the Supreme Court.
While some Republican senators, such as Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, South Carolina's Lindsey Graham and Flake, are concerned with process, one source said that doesn't necessarily mean a long delay - and the concern is that a long delay is what Democrats are pushing for.
All of the Democrats on the judiciary committee sent a letter to Grassley earlier in the day asking to delay the hearing until the FBI conducted a thorough investigation.
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Ford is willing to appear before Congress, and Conway urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear her testimony under oath. Kavanaugh and Ford had each indicated earlier Monday a willingness to testify to the Judiciary committee.
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