Republicans set Monday vote on Kavanaugh if no deal for hearing

Saul Bowman
September 22, 2018

But advocates and lawyers say Trump's tweets ignore the reasons many victims do not report sexual assault right away - or even come forward at all.

A sexual assault allegation has many questioning if Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has no doubt that Kavanaugh will be confirmed "in the very near future".

An anti-Zionist student group at The New School in NY appeared to justify the recent killing of an Israeli-American man by a. "She should've reported to it to the police".

Professor Christine Blasey Ford is pictured in an undated image shared to ResearchGate, a website that described itself as, "a professional network for scientists and researchers". They want Kavanaugh to testify first.

It was only because he was drunk that he did not rape her, her lawyer said. The Senate Judiciary committee has offered for her to do it privately, for her to do it publicly, for her to do it in Washington, for her to do it somewhere else, I guess it could be in her home state of California.

Grassley tweeted that he "granted another extension" to Christine Blasey Ford, saying "she (should) decide so we can move on".

He said he isn't sure what to make of the accusations of sexual assault against Trump, who he said he "sort of" supports.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks to the 2018 Values Voter Summit in Washington, Sept. 21, 2018. "Now it's the biggest story in the country, and everybody is looking to see how the Democrats in Trump country vote".

"We believe that Chrissy has acted bravely by voicing her experience from the past, and we know how hard this is for her. Chrissy is not someone who chooses to be in the spotlight", the letter said. "We want people who are constitutional and will govern in good faith ..." She said she later went through psychotherapy and came to understand it as a traumatic incident. So they have been quite accommodating to her. Democrats were in charge, and the spectacle is widely regarded as a Senate embarrassment. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation and pledged to testify at Monday's hearing. "Who is not asking the FBI to investigate these claims?"

"Where are the Democratic calls for an FBI investigation for Keith Ellison?" Lisa Murkowski, whose support in the 51-49 GOP-run Senate would likely be pivotal.

Republican lawmakers are trying to win Senate confirmation for Kavanaugh ahead of the court's start of a new term on October 1, or if not by then, ahead of the November 6 nationwide congressional elections, to show Republican voters they have made good on campaign promises to place conservative judges like Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court. He said if Republicans hold onto the Senate for another two years it can transform the courts with pro-family and pro-growth judges. "That will be determined in seven weeks". "We're not going to slow down". "So my friends, keep the faith, don't get rattled by all of this".

The choice of a new justice for the Supreme Court is pivotal, as it often gives the final word on highly contentious laws and its nine judges have an enormous impact on United States public life.

But for Republicans, particularly in the Senate, it appeared that the only outcome potentially worse than confirming Kavanaugh is not confirming him. Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, who is facing a hard re-election race, told supporters in a conference call that the accusations were a "hiccup" and Kavanaugh would be confirmed, according to the Nevada Independent. At a rally in Las Vegas on Thursday night he had told supporters, "We'll let it play out, and I think everything is going to be just fine".

A conservative strategist and defender of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh apologized Friday for making "an appalling and inexcusable mistake" when he claimed Thursday that Kavanaugh's accuser had misidentified her alleged assailant as Kavanaugh.

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