Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Protesters storm Capitol steps ahead of Kavanaugh vote: 'Shame! Shame!'

Protesters storm Capitol steps ahead of Kavanaugh vote: 'Shame! Shame!'

And while the official vote has yet to take place on the Senate floor, her statement is an indicator that Kavanaugh will likely be confirmed-it means the Republicans will most likely have the majority they need. Flake demanded the limited FBI investigation last week after being cornered in an elevator by screaming protesters moments before a Senate Judiciary Committee vote to recommend Kavanaugh's nomination.

Feinstein has denied that her office leaked the letter containing Ford's accusation, but the senator has faced scrutiny over the optics of the allegation becoming public just as Kavanaugh appeared to be on track for a smooth confirmation.

Kathy Charlton, who attended Yale University with the judge, disclosed a text message conversation to NBC News between herself and an unnamed mutual friend of Kavanaugh's.

Protesters shouted "shame" at Democratic Sen. Jeff Flake were "paid professionals" funded by billionaire George Soros.

The Senate voted Friday to end debate on Kavanaugh's nomination, setting the stage for a final vote in the chamber Saturday evening.

The Senate voted to send Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday, ushering in a generational conservative majority and delivering a huge victory to President Donald Trump after a vicious confirmation battle inflamed by allegations of sexual assault against the nominee.

"I believe that Brett Kavanaugh is a good man, I believe he is a good man. The tactics have energized our base", he said, adding: "I want to thank the mob, because they've done the one thing we were having trouble doing, which was energizing our base".

The announcements Friday by Republican Susan Collins of ME and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia came after weeks of shocking accusations, hardball politics and Capitol protests.

Ramirez was interviewed last week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding her allegations and a source familiar with the matter said she provided the agents with names of witnesses who she said could corroborate her account. In a second tweet, she cautioned that she was "not making any announcements" but was "deeply disappointed" in Collins' vote.

Like Trump, senators at the Capitol predicted voters would react strongly by defeating the other party's candidates in next month's congressional elections.

Trump alleged Avenatti had made "false accusations about me" in the past and said he would love to see libel laws get tougher. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., one of Kavanaugh's most ardent supporters. "I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said". Steve Daines of Montana, who supports Kavanaugh but was in Montana to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. Senators often partner like that to allow an absence without affecting the outcome.

"Nobody discussed that with me, and I never heard him saying those comments, and that was anonymous source and I will leave that at that", she said.

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"I thought I had to even the playing field", he said.

Murkowski lost a primary battle in 2010 but was re-elected as a write-in candidate. She was re-elected in 2016. Two other women later emerged with sexual misconduct allegations from the 1980s. "And my heart goes out to anyone who has experienced any type of sexual assault in their life".

"Believe me I struggled with it for a long time", Collins said after her speech.

Here's what she tells reporters traveling with her in Egypt: "I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court". "But there was a lack of corroborating evidence". "That takes some backbone, '" she said, quoting Kavanaugh.

Some 164 people were arrested, most for demonstrating on the Capitol steps, 14 for disrupting the Senate's roll call vote.

"This behavior revealed a hostility and belligerence unbecoming of someone seeking to be elevated to the Supreme Court", she said.

Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said, "The Senate has been an embarrassment". Justice Anthony Kennedy, who Kavanaugh will replace, retired this year after decades of being a swing vote on the court. Support from Collins and Manchin would give Kavanaugh at least 51 votes, assuming no one else changes their stance.

Kavanaugh's nomination as a replacement for retiring justice Anthony Kennedy was controversial from the start - but the initial focus was exclusively on the conservative views held by the married father of two.

In a sense it would reflect a high water mark of the Trump presidency: Republican control of the White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives and the judiciary's top court.

When it was her turn, Murkowski stood up, paused, and whispered "no", her voice barely audible.

Collins, who sits next to Murkowski, leaned over and put her hand on the arm of Murkowski's chair.

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