Published: Fri, September 28, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination To Get First Vote In Senate Judiciary Committee

Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination To Get First Vote In Senate Judiciary Committee

Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh riveted Washington and the nation with hours of fiery, emotional testimony from the judge and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault when they were high schoolers. After being repeatedly asked about the circumstances of the polygraph test - when she took it, where she took it, who had recommended the tester - Ford's lawyers interjected to say that they had paid for the test, "as is routine".

Scott has called on Nelson to meet with Kavanaugh but has not explicitly called on Nelson to vote in favor of confirmation. "His testimony was powerful, honest and riveting", he tweeted. "Democrats' search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist".

In calling for the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe before any vote could happen, Carlson urged the Senate to "remain an institution that will reliably follow the law and not politics". As the committee takes up the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court on Friday, Flake is the only undecided vote.

Her voice often filled with emotion, Ford for the first time on Thursday detailed her accusations against Kavanaugh.

Judge Kavanaugh has yet to respond formally to this specific allegation.

Roll Call reports South Carolina Sen. "So that vetting result is on the desk of every Democratic senator".

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A national Catholic magazine had endorsed Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in July because of his views on abortion. He accused Democrats of an "unethical sham" and warning Republicans that if they vote not to confirm Kavanaugh, they would legitimize "the most despicable thing I've ever seen in my time in politics".

On Wednesday President Trump said he could withdraw Judge Kavanaugh's nomination if he "thought he was guilty of something like this". In the summer of 2006, Kavanaugh finally made it on the court.

As the day unfolded, White House aides and allies offered a mix of optimism and frustration.

How the proceedings were playing out on television was a key anxiety. The hearing was a rollercoaster of emotion, with Democrats taking every opportunity to praise Ford's courage in coming forward, while Mitchell delivered the tougher questioning, challenging her on a number of issues, including the circumstances surrounding her polygraph test and her fear of flying.

She alleges that in 1982, whilst they were both in high school Kavanaugh pushed her down, placed his hand over her mouth and attempted to remove her clothing.

Trump has also told allies that he wished Kavanaugh's Fox News interview Monday had gone better, believing it was a missed opportunity to change the momentum around the story, according to the two Republicans and another outside adviser.

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