Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser: What We Know About Christine Blasey Ford
Sep 20, 2018, 01:10
An official working closely with his team described Kavanaugh as "shaken, but focused", with the conversation revolving around "defending his integrity".
Something to remember, though, the public doesn't confirm Supreme Court justices, Congress does. "She should testify under oath and she should do it on Capitol Hill". Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Monday.
NEW YORK - With the fate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans on Monday as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections.
Over 200 female alumnae from Ford's own highschool, Holton-Arms, have signed a letter of support attesting to Ford's character and supporting the allegations she has made against Kavanaugh. We need to do right by Dr. Ford, Judge Kavanaugh, and the American people.
"He's an outstanding intellect".
At the White House, Trump said, "If it takes a little delay, it will take a little delay". "If it takes a little delay it'll take a little delay".
It's a courageous woman who evidently decided that no matter how she might be affected for years to come by her decision to go public- to then go on and decide that what happens to her country is more important than what happens to her.
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. Her campaign did not immediately return a message seeking comment Monday.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement early Monday afternoon that Ford "deserves to be heard" but stopped short of committing to a public airing that would likely force a delay of a planned committee vote on Thursday. But the president is predicting that it will "work out very well".
Ford has stated through her attorney Debra Katz that she is willing to testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding her allegations. Mark Judge, who was reported that day to have been Kavanaugh's friend in the room, denied the allegations in an interview with the conservative Weekly Standard. "I never saw Brett act that way".
She said they will "assess the credibility" of the allegations at the hearing.
"I think it's too soon to tell, but Flake is the one man with the leverage to do this", GOP strategist Rick Wilson told Politico. September 16: The Washington Post published an article in which Ford comes forward and detailsher allegations.
While Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaughis embroiled in an allegation that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl while in high school, Republicans and Democrats are growing increasingly at odds with what kind of process should come next and putting the appeals judge's confirmation chances on thin ice.
Flake told Politico he was "not comfortable voting yes" on the nomination until he learned more about Ford's allegations. Democrats faced criticism for being timid in her defense. Probably so. By the way, the Federal Bureau of Investigation gave her a polygraph test, which they announced she had passed, i.e., the results showed she was not lying. "Dianne Feinstein", because of the senator's rank on the Judiciary Committee.
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While the president stood behind his nominee, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway also took pains to display concern for Kavanaugh's accuser. It just means that I think the bad behavior of minors should be treated differently than the behavior of adults, and that adults should not be shadowed forever by misdeeds as children. Over the weekend, Ford came forward publicly in an interview with the Washington Post.
Republicans at first seemed determined to avoid a public airing of the allegations against Kavanaugh and on Monday began a vociferous defense of the judge. "Feinstein did everything to protect the privacy of our mutual constituent". "She told her story very credibly".
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