Some Democrats Questioning Kavanaugh Are ‘Not Angels,’ Media Is ‘Loco’

Some Democrats Questioning Kavanaugh Are ‘Not Angels,’ Media Is ‘Loco’

Some Democrats Questioning Kavanaugh Are ‘Not Angels,’ Media Is ‘Loco’

The White House insisted it was not "micromanaging" the new one-week review of Kavanaugh's background, but some Democratic lawmakers claimed the White House was keeping investigators from interviewing certain witnesses.

"The Supreme Court is one of the last bastions of trust".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate, made up of 51 Republicans and 49 Democrats, will be "voting this week" on advancing the Kavanaugh nomination, setting up a possible final confirmation vote this weekend or early next week.

Flake added, "It does no good to have an investigation that just gives us more cover, for example", and said that, "we actually need to find out what we can find out".

Roche also said he believed Deborah Ramirez, another Yale classmate who claimed sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. Vice-President Mike Pence would break any 50-50 tie in Kavanaugh's favour. What it did is remind us of how his unhinged display contrasted with Hillary Clinton who faced 11 hours of badgering and offensive questions by Republican senators in her Benghazi hearing and never once lost her cool.

Kavanaugh faces sexual misconduct allegations, including those from Christine Blasey Ford, who testified last week that a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were in high school. "So we are very excited for the opportunity to get our commodities out into Canada and Mexico and continue on with that great relationship", Ernst said. He has said Keyser believes Ford's account but is "unable to corroborate it because she has no recollection of the incident in question". Unfortunately, the message the Judiciary Committee sent today is that Dr. Ford is lying.

Ford alleged Judge was in the bedroom at a Maryland house in 1982 when she was pushed to a bed and Kavanaugh got on top of her. She had said Monday night that the interview was not completed.

Mitchell also pointed out that Ford has a history of struggling to name Kavanaugh as her attacker.

Flake, who is retiring as a senator in January, is seen as potentially key figure in any vote in the full Senate on whether to confirm Kavanaugh. The Maine Republican supports the new FBI investigation and is among a few Republican and Democratic senators who have not announced a position on Kavanaugh.

"As far as I am aware", he concluded, "that's not really the subject of their inquiry right now, even though many Democrats would like it to be, because they think it goes to Kavanaugh's credibility". He says there is mounting evidence that the appeals court judge isn't credible.

He returned to the theme during a campaign rally in Tennessee, where he accused opposition Democrats of being motivated by politics. Both said in statements that they had no recollection of being at the party. That includes Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge. But, on the other hand, we can't have this on the court.

In Thursday's extraordinary hearing, Kavanaugh vehemently denied the sexual abuse allegations, and also aggressively challenged suggestions he had a drinking problem at the time.

The latest Supreme Court session opened on Monday, with eight justices.

In speaking to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, Deborah Ramirez detailed her allegation that Mr Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s when they were students at Yale University, according to a person familiar with the matter. Kavanaugh has called her accusations a "joke".

A Harvard Law School spokeswoman shared a message from Manning sent to students Friday, saying these had been painful, hard times for the nation and their community, with the battle over the Supreme Court confirmation bringing into sharp focus "questions about sexual assault, fair process, fitness and character for high office, the integrity of the political process, and more". And some law school students have held protests and plan to call voters to speak out against Kavanaugh. The email says, "Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered".

Students and faculty at Yale Law School have also expressed concerns about Kavanaugh, both on campus in CT and in Washington.

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