Brett Kavanaugh faces unprecedented opposition to Supreme Court confirmation

Brett Kavanaugh faces unprecedented opposition to Supreme Court confirmation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reassured Republicans that Judge Brett KavanaughPresident Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick now facing a sexual assault accusation ― will soon take his place on the highest court in the nation. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member (R), speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee markup meeting on Capitol Hill, Sept. 13, 2018, in Washington.

Debra Katz released a statement, saying in part, "The 10:00 PM deadline is arbitrary".

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley welcomed Prof Ford's offer.

Dr. Ford has stated that she's willing to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee if required, and while Republicans have cautiously said they want that to happen... they're also pressing to move forward with Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation vote. Ford now wants it to be shifted to later in the week, and has sought, through her attorney, a guarantee for her security.

Both Ford and Kavanaugh have agreed to testify before Congress as early as next week, but some have wondered if Ford will get a fair hearing.

The attorney said her client would prefer to wait for the FBI to investigate the accusation before agreeing to testify.

"I think it's a very sad situation", he said, asking, "Why didn't somebody call the Federal Bureau of Investigation 36 years ago?".

Those who work closely with the President say he has privately voiced suspicion about the #MeToo movement and complained that decades-old allegations could ruin men's lives in an instant.

He went on: "I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents".

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If two Republicans vote against Mr Kavanaugh, his nomination could fail.

"I will be there". He wrote to Grassley: "I continue to want a hearing as soon as possible, so that I can clear my name".

Christine Blasey (BLAH'-zee) Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all.

Following the Post's report on Ford's account, multiple West Wing officials and outside advisers feverishly phoned Trump on Sunday in the wake of Ford's detailed account of the assault. Ford wants an appearance by Mark Judge, a Kavanaugh friend who Ford asserts was at the high school party and in the bedroom where Kavanaugh's assault occurred.

The tweet was Trump's strongest indication of support for Brett Kavanaugh yet, after the president had spent much of the week vowing he would listen respectfully to Ford's allegations. "I think they could do it swiftly, effectively and report back within days".

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, who faces a tough reelection battle in Missouri, which Trump won in the 2016 presidential election, said on Twitter on Wednesday that she would vote against Kavanaugh's confirmation because of "his positions on several key issues, most importantly the avalanche of dark, anonymous money that is crushing our democracy".

The scandal, which broke a week ago, has already delayed what previously seemed to be Kavanaugh's certain confirmation.

Republicans should show a little compassion, not to mention consideration that she'll need to prepare for the hearing. Organizers said it was signed by more than 1,000 former students.

Ford has said she didn't tell anyone at the time about the incident. "Dr. Blasey Ford's experience is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton".

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