Published: Sat, September 29, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Kavanaugh Calls Assault Allegations 'Revenge on Behalf of the Clintons'

Kavanaugh Calls Assault Allegations 'Revenge on Behalf of the Clintons'

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, another member of the Judiciary Committee, said he still expects the committee to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination on Friday.

Kavanaugh called his previous appearance before the senators for his confirmation hearing "just a good old-fashioned attempt at Borking" and asserted that the sexual assault allegations were "a new tactic" from Dems. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, did propose a delay of up to a week to allow the FBI to investigate allegations against Kavanaugh before the full Senate votes on the nomination. In the morning, he announced that he would support Kavanaugh's nomination. Mr Trump nominated Mr Kavanaugh to replace Mr Kennedy. "We are encouraging the Federal Bureau of Investigation to immediately get involved and sit down with my client for an interview".

"I just want it to work out well for the country", he said. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

Even if senators turn vote down his confirmation, he said, "you'll never get me to quit".

Friday's committee hearing followed an impassioned hearing on Thursday with Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. "The GOP and others better be very careful in trying to suggest that she is not credible".

In another statement, Patrick J. Smyth, identified by Ford as being among those downstairs at the party, says "I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh'".

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I'm going to be watching", he said during a rare solo news conference. "In honor of you", he told the reporter, he'd be making the call.

The Republican is among a handful of undecided senators on Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh is a darling of the conservative right in America but his path to the supreme court has been hit by a series of sexual assault allegations from three different women.

REPUBLICAN SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, contended Friday that the sum of statements by the three witnesses "refutes Dr. Ford's version of the facts". A procedural test vote is expected on the Senate floor Saturday, and Republican leaders' goal is to hold a final Senate vote early next week.

Durbin was forceful in his assertion that Mark Judge, whom Ford alleges was also present and participated in the accused assault, should provide testimony of his own before the committee.

Appearing with his wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, the veteran jurist said he has fought for women's equality throughout his life and denied the charges brought against him by the women. Ford testified first and will be followed by Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh's angry partisan outbursts - at times through tears - are unprecedented, and could leave a large swath of Americans feeling like his decisions pertaining to any cases related to Democrats will be neither impartial nor fair. "I am an independent person", she said.

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