Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed as a Supreme Court judge?

Should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed as a Supreme Court judge?

There were signs the GOP's strategy of planning a nationally televised hearing while also offering Ford the chance to testify in private was keeping possible Republican defections in check.

Ford and her attorneys may be forced to make a decision soon. "I can't say that it did or didn't". "Very hard for me to imagine that anything happened", Trump said. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has told Ford's attorneys that the panel was giving the California psychology professor until 10 a.m. Friday to submit a biography and a prepared statement "if she intends to testify".

But he said it's not the FBI's job to conduct an investigation of her claims, saying, "It's up to the Senate and I really rely on them". The letter mentioned no names and committee staff declined to identify them.

I confess that, in real time, I was unhappy with Sen. "If she shows up that would be wonderful".

She said she feared Kavanaugh might inadvertently kill her before she managed to flee.

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post.

Signalling that the GOP remained determined to move ahead, Sen.

Democrats oppose Mr Kavanaugh's nomination and have called for the FBI to launch an investigation.

Those demands are "not about finding the truth, but delaying the process until after the midterm elections", Graham, a Judiciary panel member, said in a statement.

Sen. Susan Collins of ME yesterday joined other Republicans in urging Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of groping and attempting to forcibly undress her at a high school party in the 1980s, to appear along with Kavanaugh at a scheduled hearing Monday. The committee said that's not going to happen.

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.

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He said Ford's "information is very important" and that he will work to accommodate Ford's testimony "in any format she is comfortable" with.

They announced their plan to protest at Arizona Republican Sen.

In the Senate, the issue of when and if Ford might testify has ignited a furor, especially among Democratic women.

"Republicans are trying to bully her into a rigged hearing", No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Dick Durbin of IL tweeted about Ford. "However Christine's vivid recollection should be more than enough for us to truly, deeply know that the accusation is true". "Do the right thing for a change", Hirono said, at a Capitol Hill news conference. "This is a situation that is stacked".

For Democrats hoping to hurt Trump before November congressional elections, when they hope to retake at least one house of the Republican-dominated Congress, the row is a godsend.

The public show of support comes on the heels of ongoing and forth between Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee over whether and when Ford should testify.

She said Kavanaugh, "stumbling drunk", threw her down on a bed, grinding his body against hers and trying to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she was wearing over it. Ford said when she tried to scream, he put his hand over her mouth. "The invitation for Monday still stands".

Bredesen has avoided saying whether he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh for the high court if he were in the Senate.

"I have never done anything like what the accuser describes to her or to anyone", the 53-year-old conservative federal appeals court judge said. Ford's lawyers have said their client wants to testify after the FBI investigates the allegations.

Thomas denied Hill's account and was confirmed to the Supreme Court.

"When I first chose to run, everybody said the single most important thing you do is the Supreme Court justice", he said.

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