Published: Thu, October 04, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Senators pan Trump about Kavanaugh accuser

Senators pan Trump about Kavanaugh accuser

The FBI interviewed several people, including three who Ford has said attended a 1982 high school gathering in suburban Maryland where she says Kavanaugh's attack occurred, plus another Kavanaugh friend. She made time to appear at Trump's rally Tuesday night in Southaven, Mississippi.

The mad scramble to get Trump SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh confirmed has caused key members of the Senate GOP to drop their masks and expose their inner ghouls. "But I eventually was able to get up the gumption with the help of some friends and get on the plane", Dr Ford testified.

" 'I had one beer!' Right?" he said to supporters at the rally as they cheered and laughed.

"Where's the house? I don't know!"

He added that he "knows what happens to these women" that come forward and that in the past much worse has been said.

Mr Flake and senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were instrumental last week in holding up Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation vote. Flake added, "I wish he hadn't done it".

"With all of that you can not say that we've done anything but be respectful, and I do".

Chuck Schumer to approve a briefing by FBI agents regarding the bureau's background investigation (BI) into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

CNN quoted her as saying on Wednesday morning: "The president's comments were just plain wrong".

But McConnell, who has fervently supported Kavanaugh from the beginning, vowed that, despite Democrats' complaints, the Senate will vote by the end of the week.

Three Republican and two Democratic senators, all moderates, have yet to announce how they will vote, and the GOP's razor-thin 51-49 Senate majority means Kavanaugh's fate remains unpredictable.

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Anticipation for the report built as Republicans assessed the impact of Trump's Tuesday night tirade against Ford. Mr Flake called the president's comments "appalling", and Ms Collins said they were "just plain wrong".

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said Ford's story hasn't been corroborated and people should be presumed innocent until proved guilty. Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Manchin III.

On Trump's performance in MS, she said, "I'd prefer that we all have some grace here".

He also pointed to a recent poll that found that 60 percent of voters in North Dakota support Kavanaugh's confirmation, while only 27 percent oppose.

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. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., voted to advance Kavanaugh's nomination but called for the reopening of the investigation into his background.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said the report will not be made public and a vote would happen this week, regardless of what the Federal Bureau of Investigation finds.

In a letter to committee chair Chuck Grassley published Wednesday, Democrats took issue with two messages that committee Republicans posted on Twitter in defense of Kavanaugh.

White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway also defended the president.

Trump was also lambasted online, including by many Democrats. Judge, Smyth and Keyser say they don't recall the incident described by Ford. Garrett's lawyer, William Sullivan, said Garrett has voluntarily cooperated with the FBI's reopened background check, but he declined to comment further.

Kavanaugh has categorically denied the accusations.

"It is troubling that the committee majority has characterized information from Judge Kavanaugh's confidential background investigation on Twitter, as that information is confidential and not subject to public release, " Democrats, led by Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat of IL, wrote to the committee's chairman, Chuck Grassley.

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