Published: Fri, September 28, 2018
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

Senate panel says it will vote Friday on Kavanaugh nomination

Senate panel says it will vote Friday on Kavanaugh nomination

Durbin said that if the committee subpoenaed Judge to testify, lawmakers could get answers on some of the specifics of the event that Ford said she could not recall.

The White House is pushing back against a call from the American Bar Association to slow the vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until the Federal Bureau of Investigation can do a full background check.

He frequently talked over Democratic questioners - and even challenged them, as when he countered Sen. "Judge Kavanaugh continues to enjoy a legal presumption of innocence, but the standard for a nominee to the Supreme Court is far higher; there is no presumption of confirmability". While almost every other Republican on the panel was leaning forward and appearing sympathetic to Kavanaugh as the judge angrily decried Democratic tactics and emotionally defended himself, Flake notably leaned back, at times with his arms crossed, at times scowling.

Constitutional attorney Mark Smith details what follows if Judge Kavanaugh can not be confirmed to the Supreme Court.

"There will be a vote tomorrow morning", Sen. But Ford's account lacked firm corroboration of her claims by others at the party. In particular, many pointed to the fact that Kavanaugh said she had a fear of flying due to her claustrophobia and anxiety, but admitted to Mitchell that she had travelled to Washington D.C. for the hearing by plane and had also been on a plane numerous times before to go on vacation.

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After almost nine hours of testimony and questions yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee had heard enough from Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh.

It said that the nomination itself has become a referendum on #MeToo - and that confirming Kavanaugh would send the wrong message.

The network reports that Senate Judiciary Committee investigators placed a call to Kavanaugh about the accusations on September 25 and he denied the encounter.

Of the remaining undecided votes, only Flake sits on the Judiciary Committee.

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Brett Kavanaugh at Thursday's Senate hearings. Thiessen served as chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush and to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

America had previously endorsed Kavanaugh, saying that "anyone who recognizes the humanity of the unborn should support the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh".

Trump's tweet did not mention Ford.

"We're at a unsafe point because if we have no more evidence and Kavanaugh's rejected, that sets the precedent that accusations are enough to derail. and if he's approved, then still there will be people who think that he's a sexual assaulter or rapist and there he is sitting at the Supreme Court".

Yet the editors say that pushing forward with the Catholic judge is "no longer in the best interests of the country". It added that, "Somewhere in the distant past, ". "That's why I have the unanimous, well qualified rating from the American Bar Association". It now involves the symbolic meaning of his nomination and confirmation in the #MeToo era.

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A person close to Kavanaugh confirmed he had complete control over his remarks: "It was not pre-cleared with the White House".

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