GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants 'fairness'

22 September, 2018, 02:21 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • At a midterms campaign rally in Las Vegas late on Thursday Trump told the crowd that he fully backs Kavanaugh

Trump, steering clear of criticizing Ford on the advice of aides, predicted Kavanaugh will ultimately be confirmed.

The accusation has jarred the 53-year-old conservative jurist's prospects for winning confirmation, which until Ford's emergence last week had seemed all but certain.

There's plenty to unpack from Trump's comments. "And then our friends on the other side, who have a number of incumbents running for reelection this year, are going to want to what?"

"Dr. Ford was reluctantly thrust into the public spotlight only two days ago", Ford's attorney said in a statement Wednesday. According to the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, a majority of rapes and other sexual assaults are not reported to police.

The GOP is defending House and Senate majorities in the election, and though Trump is not on the ballot November 6, the contest is widely considered a referendum on his stewardship. Kavanaugh's nomination is a leading issue for faith leaders and activists who are gathering...

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In a series of tweets, Trump threw into question the validity of Professor Christine Blasey Ford's accusations in the most direct way since the allegations against Kavanaugh came to light and said his Supreme Court nominee is "under assault by radical left wing politicians". Trump continued, "I go through this with them ever single day in D.C".

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, had given Ford, who was 15 at the time of the alleged attack and now is 51, until Friday morning to decide whether to testify.

Ford's lawyers told the committee she refuses to appear on Monday, calling the date set by Republicans "arbitrary", according to multiple U.S. news reports.

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Ford told the Republican-led Judiciary panel that she would be willing to testify later next week.

Senate Republicans agreed nearly immediately after Ford's name became public that her story should be heard.

"She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety", Katz wrote in the email, which was obtained by The Associated Press after first being reported by The New York Times.

Reporters had assigned seating and were kept separated from the nominee, who was whisked to and from the room.

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford claimed Kavanaugh drunkenly groped her while trying to take her clothes off and placing his hand over her mouth in the 1980s while both were in high school. Ford initially sent the top Democrat on the panel, Sen.

There are no Republican women on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the idea of an outside questioner being brought in has been floated publicly.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to continue to "plow right through" Brett Kavanaugh's hard Supreme Court nomination. Ford has demanded that the hearing be scheduled for Thursday, which the source said is still among the things under negotiation.

It's unclear whether that would change after Ford's attorneys spoke with the committee.

Cornyn said Thursday that he sees no reason to call additional witnesses since the committee had already held a full hearing on Trump's nominee.

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