Kavanaugh: I said things I ‘should not have said’ during Senate testimony

05 October, 2018, 11:28 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • Pivotal GOP senators slam Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser

Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from ME, said it was "a very thorough investigation".

While the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews were to focus on sexual assault allegations, Democrats have also called into question his drinking habits during high school and college and dishonest comments they say he has made about his background.

Kavanaugh vehemently denied the allegation and further sexual misconduct claims against him from two other women.

If the procedural vote passes, the Senate could move to a final vote as early as Saturday, one month before the November 6 midterm elections.

Actress Amy Schumer was shown in line appearing to prepare to be arrested in the Senate building amid the protest. The information from the five-day investigation was added to Kavanaugh's background file, but some details remain unclear. Senate Democrats say the investigation is incomplete.

That's put a pair of female Republican senators, Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, under excruciating pressure. Dick Durbin noted that, because the background checks are confidential, the Democrats are limited in what they can say publicly about them.

Fischer has said she intends to support Kavanaugh, but added, "We're going to see what the investigation brings, and let's get the vote".

"Most importantly, this great life can not be ruined by mean & despicable Democrats and totally uncorroborated allegations", Trump said.


California university professor Christine Blasey Ford testified last week that Kavanaugh groped her and attempted to take her clothes off in what she believed was a rape attempt when they were teenagers decades ago. "I wouldn't want my son treated like Kavanaugh, and I wouldn't want my daughter saying that somebody assaulted her and not have any evidence of the fact".

Richard Oh, who attended Yale at the same time Ramirez and Kavanaugh were students there, wrote in the declaration that he recalled a female student telling him that "what she initially thought was a plastic penis was exhibited, but she later realized it was a male student's exposed penis".

The Trump era has, at times, been uncomfortable for Republican women, especially the six senators who will be asked to vote for Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation by week's end.

The announcement of the vote came after some Republican senators expressed dismay over Trump's mockery of two of the women who have come forward with claims against Kavanaugh.

The White House's position indicates a push from Kavanaugh's backers for quick action on the nomination, which has verged on collapse at times by the weight of mounting sexual misconduct allegations.There will now be even more pressure on undecided Republican senators ahead of the test vote on Kavanaugh's nomination.

Anger and frustration knew no party at the U.S. Capitol on the eve of expected voting on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

The Kavanaugh question followed some female Republicans on the campaign trail Wednesday. Meanwhile, truth in testimony aside, 48% oppose Kavanaugh's nomination to 41% in favor.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal on Thursday to explain his intense and angry behavior during last week's hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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