US Senate Judiciary Committee sets Kavanaugh vote for Friday

26 September, 2018, 08:17 | Author: Charlene Valdez
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Their leaks seem to have gotten both The New Yorker and The New York Times on the story.

Kavanaugh was nominated by Trump in early July to succeed Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's swing vote on social issues such as abortion, affirmative action and same-sex marriage.

Asked whether Ramirez should also be allowed to testify, Trump said: "The second accuser has nothing".

"The second accuser has nothing", Trump told reporters. "The second accuser doesn't even know- thinks maybe it was him, maybe not".

President Donald Trump unloaded on congressional Democrats Tuesday for playing a "con game" over his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and he used his strongest language yet to criticize those accusing him of sexual assault.

Ms Ramirez accused the judge of exposing himself to her at a dormitory party at Yale University in the 1983-84 academic year. Ramirez's two attorneys have not responded to CNN's multiple requests to confirm the account she gave to The New Yorker, and Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. She herself was carried to Washington on a 1992 wave of fervor by female voters, a year after the Senate discounted sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas and sent him to the Supreme Court. And she says: 'Well it might not be him.' And there were gaps. And it might have been him.

"Who is going to want to go before the system to be a Supreme Court judge or a judge or even a politician?" he said.

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Sanders, speaking on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, didn't specify whether the White House would support a public or private hearing involving Ramirez.

Grassley, however, said that scheduling the vote was not a guarantee that it would actually take place on Friday. "The president has been clear - let them speak". As of Tuesday, Ramirez had not been invited to testify.

Clune went on to say that when they finally scheduled the phone call, no Republican committee members joined.

McConnell on Tuesday continued to defend Kavanaugh.

"Senate Democrats and their allies are trying to destroy a man's personal and professional life on the basis of decades-old allegations that are unsubstantiated and uncorroborated", McConnell reportedly said.

The Kentucky Republican had labeled the allegations a "smear job" during a heated Senate floor speech on Monday.

Ashley Kavanaugh said it had been an "incredibly difficult" process.

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"It's a con game", Trump said. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday. I have no idea; what I know is that sometimes, they do. Dianne Feinstein, Calif., the top Democrat on the panel, said of Republicans' plan to use an outside lawyer. That could set up a vote in the full Senate early next week.

The Supreme Court begins its new term on October 1.

Seating Kavanaugh on the nation's top court - or not seating him - could affect the fight for control of Congress in the November 6 election. "I don't think because you happen to be a male you're disqualified from listening to the evidence and making a decision based upon the evidence", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Debra Katz, one of Ford's lawyers, asked by email.

"I had never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever", Kavanaugh said Monday during a televised Fox News interview.

"The other people who were alleged to be present have said they do not remember any such party".

"Listen to the people who have known me best through my whole life, the women who have known me since high school, the 65 who overnight signed a letter from high school, saying I always treated them with dignity and respect.", he added.

Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film star Stephanie Clifford, who says she had an affair with Trump before he was elected president, said on Twitter that he represents a woman "with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh".

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