Published: Wed, September 26, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Senate Judiciary Committee sets Kavanaugh vote for Friday

Senate Judiciary Committee sets Kavanaugh vote for Friday

Christine Blasey Ford's claim that, years ago, Georgetown Prep student Kavanaugh pinned her on a bed, tried to take off her clothes, and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream, is "totally unsubstantiated", Trump scoffed.

"The second accuser has nothing". "She thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not. She admits time lapses..." The women I knew in college and the men I knew in college said it's inconceivable I could have done such a thing.

"It's a shame that you can do this to a person's life".

McConnell spoke after a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her during a Yale dorm room party, though she added that she had "significant gaps in her memory" about the traumatizing incident.

The new claim came hours after the Senate Judiciary Committee agreed to a hearing on Thursday after almost a week of uncertainty over whether Christine Blasey Ford would appear to testify about her earlier claim against Mr Kavanaugh.

The 53-year-old Kavanaugh, now a federal appeals court judge in Washington DC, flatly denies the accusations.

Kavanaugh, who along with Ford is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, denies the allegations.

Kavanaugh argues that no witnesses have yet come forward to corroborate either woman's account.

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As the day wore on Monday, it became increasingly clear that Democrats and Republicans on the Judiciary Committee were moving in opposite directions over how to proceed with Kavanaugh's nomination.

The conservative, Republican-aligned judge would add to the court's rightward tilt, potentially putting at risk longstanding legal protections for abortion rights and "affirmative action" policies to help boost minorities. His accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify before him in the open session.

It is unusual for nominees to the Supreme Court to speak with reporters during their nomination period.

"I've never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever". In the letter, Ford said she faced death threats and was relying on her lawyers and Grassley to "agree to conditions that will allow me to testify in a fair setting". Even then, I knew the first line of the column I would write if that happened: "It's now clear that Brett Kavanaugh's nomination can not go forward".

His reputation took another blow, however, when his former Yale roommate James Roche said he believed Ramirez. He said he considered both of Kavanaugh's accusers to be politically motivated.

In a statement, two of the male classmates Ramirez claimed were involved, the wife of a third male student she said was involved and three other classmates disputed Ramirez's allegation.

"I believe her to be unusually honest and straightforward and I can not imagine her making this up".

"This is starting to feel like a vast left-wing conspiracy", White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday on "CBS This Morning" as part of a coordinated effort to play down the accusations.

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