Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Recommends Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Christine Blasey Ford center arrives to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday Sept. 27 2018 Flake Tries to Force Delay in Senate Floor Vote on Kavanaugh
Lance Thomas | 30 September, 2018, 00:18

After a grueling day of hearings Thursday on the adolescence of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, I thought there was no way the solution I had hoped for - pausing the process to investigate sexual assault allegations against him - would ever happen. Psychology Professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accuses Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school.

Sen. Jeff Flake was confronted by two female protesters in a Capitol Hill elevator on Friday after he announced that he'd support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were homing in on a potential witness to interview on Friday night, shortly after President Donald Trump authorized the agency to conduct a supplemental background check on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, sources in a Los Angeles Times report published Friday.

Trump blamed the Senate Democrats and suggested that how they handled sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh would help Republicans at the polls.

Mr Flake voted to advance Mr Kavanaugh's nomination from the committee to the full Senate, but announced he wanted to delay a confirmation vote by a week in order to let the FBI investigate. I commend our colleagues on the Committee for sending this impressive nominee here to the floor with a favorable recommendation.

Katz believes the FBI should be able to take as much time as it needs, and should be able to expand the investigation as wide as it sees fit - which could include looking into allegations made by other women.

"Based on your going through that experience, would you recommend that we continue to consult the ABA when it comes to judges?" Sen.

"Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him", the president tweeted just minutes after the close of the hearing. A truly next-level left-wing demagogue, though, will not only preemptively dismiss the results (unless they blow Kavanaugh up, of course), he'll insist that preemptively dismissing them should be a 2020 litmus test.

US President Donald Trump said: "I'm going to let the Senate handle that".

A vote to allow Kavanaugh a position on the Supreme Court will now head to the Senate floor, and could occur as early as Saturday. He said: "I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process". "Mark Judge is in hiding instead of under subpoena, and that greatest legal engine has been deliberately disabled in this matter".

"We know "Bart" Kavanaugh was there because it's his schedule, and here's Judge, and here's PJ, here are all those three named boys and others at a house together just as she said", Whitehouse said.

"Look at me when I'm talking to you!" she yelled. The incident might have had some impact - before the Committee voted, Sen.

Several other Georgetown Prep classmates who are friends of Kavanaugh and support his nomination did not respond to messages seeking comment. In his defense, they cited multiple reviews by the ABA's judicial review committee that found him "well qualified" - the big attorney association's highest possible endorsement, meaning Kavanaugh had outstanding legal abilities and outstanding judicial temperament. Trump said he was open to the idea, and called Dr. Ford "lovely" and said her testimony was "compelling" and "credible".

Flake stressed to reporters that, before the allegations came out, he was fully behind Kavanaugh's confirmation, which would be no surprise to anyone who saw his beaming face at the first round of the judge's confirmation hearings.

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