'They were laughing': Ford says her attacker was Kavanaugh

28 September, 2018, 18:24 | Author: Cynthia Curry
  • Fox News host Chris Wallace on Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony: ‘This is a disaster for the Republicans’

Thursday's Supreme Court confirmation hearing was not a trial, as senators repeatedly pointed out, but Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation is quickly moving towards a verdict with the Senate Judiciary Committee set to vote Friday morning.

"Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter", Ford told Leahy.

The three women who have accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault had their alleged incidents happen in the early 80's when he was in high school and college. "I am an independent person", she said. The American Bar Association sent a letter to committee chairman Chuck Grassley Thursday night arguing that the vote should be halted until the FBI can complete its investigation.

The ABA said the FBI should investigate the numerous sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh.

"The allegations raised by Dr. Ford and Ms. Ramirez against Judge Kavanaugh are serious, merit further review, and I believe should be investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation", he said in a statement.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from North Dakota, also said she needs time to decide how she will vote. But Ford's account lacked firm corroboration of her claims by others at the party.

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America in July had endorsed Kavanaugh on the grounds that he might have provided the Supreme Court with the vote needed to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

This is the dramatic moment that two female protesters, and alleged rape victims, trapped Sen.

Republicans can advance Kavanaugh's without any support from Democrats, but given their 51-49 seat majority in the chamber, Kavanaugh's supporters can only lose one vote and still advance his nomination. GOP senators opted to defer to Mitchell during questioning of Christine Blasey Ford, while Democrats asked their own questions.

Sen. Jeff flake, r-Ariz., listens as Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. But even if the panel deadlocks on whether to recommend the judge for confirmation, the full Senate could start taking procedural votes on Saturday on Kavanaugh, setting up a final vote as soon as Tuesday.

"There are many good reasons to support the nomination of a qualified judge who is committed to a textualist interpretation of the Constitution to the Supreme Court", the editors write. Hirono also said Kavanaugh had been "credibly accused" but then lashed out at Republicans for "prejudging" Ford in advance of hearing her testimony. Manchin was among a handful of Democrats from red and purple states that Kavanaugh supporters were targeting as possible votes.

Kavanaugh on Wednesday once again rejected the allegations as "last minute smears" that were "false and uncorroborated".

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