Some Republicans fear pushing ahead with Kavanaugh's confirmation could alienate women voters, while Democrats are seeking to capitalize on the controversy. "That's the only thing I remember", he said as he harshly mimicked her.
Democrats countered that brief delays in voting on Kavanaugh pale in comparison to the Republican refusal to consider former President Barack Obama's final Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, for most of 2016. It really does. You could be somebody that was ideal your entire life, and somebody could accuse you of something.
In a separate statement on Twitter, John Clune, who represents another accuser, Deborah Ramirez, said Federal Bureau of Investigation agents interviewed her on Sunday and accepted a list of more than 20 witnesses who can support her allegations.
Graham, who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been a fierce defender of Kavanaugh despite allegations that Kavanaugh engaged in sexual misconduct while he was drunk in high school and college. "Well, do you think it was - nope, it was one beer", Trump said, mimicking Ford's testimony last week to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"What neighborhood was it in?" 'I don't know.' Where's the house? "I really believe that he was very strong on the fact that he drank a lot and so I don't know where there'd be big discrepancy", Trump said. I don't remember. Where was the place? "A man's life is shattered", he said.
Ugh. His logic is utterly demeaning to the victims of sexual misconduct, but it's exactly the type of narrow-minded garbage we'd expect from the man who was accused of sexual assault and still became president. "We simply can't", Flake, who is retiring as a senator in January, told an event in Washington hosted by The Atlantic magazine.
Republican Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley is calling for an investigation of how Democrats handled allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Over a period of several days, McConnell would need to end debate on the nomination; provide a one-day waiting period; and then the Senate would need to vote on a cloture motion. Stopping nomination long enough for Dems to take control of Senate.
All signs suggest Democratic women are energised by opposition to Trump's presidency.
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) denied that in a Senate floor speech Tuesday.
But he said they are not following up at all on Ramirez's account that Kavanaugh thrust his genitals in her face, forcing her to touch them without her consent, during an alcohol-fuelled party when they were students at Yale University in the mid-1980s.
"I come home to a husband who is not very happy about how his reputation is being sullied with lies", she said. Judge has previously denied any memory of such an incident.
The North Carolina State University professor, who said he had contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation with his information, indicated in a statement Sunday, September 30, that Kavanaugh was "belligerent and aggressive" when he drank.