President Trump took questions on his embattled Supreme Court nominee Wednesday, as he left the White House en route to North Carolina and SC to survey Hurricane Florence damage. The argument is that a Kavanaugh defeat would badly demoralize the Republican base in advance of the 2018 midterms - and that depression coupled with Democrats' huge enthusiasm to vote would flip control.
Meanwhile, Republicans are suggesting that Ford, whose allegations have upended Kavanaugh's nomination - the committee's vote was already pushed from Thursday to likely next week - will have one chance to testify, and one chance only.
Unlike Thomas, who allegedly behaved offensively as an adult and fully sober, "you and I know high school kids".
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It was not clear where and when Ford had identified Smyth as being present at the party.
McConnell expressed confidence that Kavanaugh would be confirmed.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations against him.
"This is a completely false allegation", he said.
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said on "The Five" Tuesday evening that it's possible Blasey Ford is leaving the details about the party at which Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her intentionally vague.
He added that Kavanaugh was "anxious" to answer the accusations against him, while acknowledging that the testimony would hold up his confirmation.
"Look, if she shows up and makes a credible showing, that will be very interesting and we'll have to make a decision". Her family has relocated, they said. She said that when she tried to scream, he put his hand over her mouth.
"Nothing the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any other investigator does would have any bearing on what Dr. Ford tells the committee, so there is no reason for any further delay", he said. In the last decade, we have seen the Supreme Court legalize gay marriage, reshape campaign finance laws and uphold the Affordable Care Act and Trump's travel ban. I think he's a man of great intellect, as I've been telling you, and he had this unblemished record. "This is not a man that deserves this".
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Ginsburg, at an appearance September 12 at George Washington University Law School, noted that the vote on her confirmation in 1993 was 96-3 even though she had spent 10 years litigating cases for the American Civil Liberties Union. He will state his case before representatives of the United States Senate.
John Decker: "To that end, what would be the problem with the FBI reopening their background investigation into Judge Kavanaugh?"
Republican leaders are preparing a controversial push to install Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court after a frenetic night of legal and political maneuvering in Washington that could reverberate for years to come. Interviews with the principals, certainly, including Kavanaugh, Ford and Mark Judge, a conservative commentator who Ford says was in the room during the alleged incident. I hope Republican Voters, and others, are watching, and studying, the Democrats Playbook, ' he wrote.
How the Republicans and Democrats reacted to the allegations?He called the allegations a "drive-by attack" on the judge's character.
"There are gaps in her memory", Cornyn said. "She's willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth, yes".
Mike Braun, a former IN state legislator running against Donnelly, also criticised the timing and praised Kavanaugh.
Patrick J. Smyth sent a letter to Republican judiciary committee chair Charles Grassley and top Democrat Dianne Feinstein in which he denied seeing any "improper conduct" by Kavanaugh, a classmate at Georgetown Preparatory School, according to CNN, which obtained a copy of the letter.
Democrats came out in support of Ford, saying the matter needs more time for investigation. "I can't say everything's truthful", Feinstein said when asked about Ford.
His accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has also been invited to testify.
But Democrats also said yesterday they were planning to attend the hearing even if Ford did not show up.
For a majority of the past year, Sen.
If the Judiciary committee's timetable slips further, it would become increasingly hard for Republicans to schedule a vote before the November 6 elections, in which congressional control will be at stake.
In a blog post on Monday, Lenora M. Lapidus, director of the ACLU's Women's Rights Project, echoed Hill's argument by encouraging members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to make sure they "get it right this time around" by not repeating the mistakes of the past.