Mitch McConnell Throws Down The Gauntlet: ‘We Will Not Be Intimidated’

05 October, 2018, 18:02 | Author: Trevor Moore
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The FBI reopened its background check into Judge Kavanaugh last week, after Professor Christine Blasey Ford testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he had assaulted her when they were teenagers in the 1980s.

Speaking to a crowd in Southhaven, Trump mocked Dr Ford's testimony and the fact she struggled to answer a series of questions related to her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The National Council of Churches said in a statement that he had shown "extreme partisan bias" during his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and lacked the temperament to be a Supreme Court judge.

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith was rushing to a vote Wednesday when a woman shouted at her, "Do you believe survivors?" "'I don't remember,"' Mr Trump said at the rally in Southaven. 'Where was the place?' I don't remember. "That's the only thing I remember", he added.

"What neighbourhood was it in?"

"I had one beer, right?"

With the clock ticking on a deadline for the FBI to wrap up its investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Senators who asked for it still don't have an idea of what to expect. Mr. Trump said "a man's life is shattered", referencing Kavanaugh, and "these are really evil people".

West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito - like Ford, a graduate of the Holton-Arms School - has said she supports Kavanaugh.

Flake, who initially said he was going to vote yes on Kavanaugh, was confronted by the two women while he was trying to get into an elevator on Friday. "He is a profile in cowardice". "Kavanaugh has angrily denied the allegations". Collins refused to respond to questions Wednesday morning about which way she would vote.

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Still undecided on backing the conservative judge - whose appointment to the crucial, lifelong post has fuelled a bitter partisan clash - Senator Susan Collins weighed in to denounce the president's comments ridiculing Christine Blasey Ford as "just plain wrong".

Added Murkowski a few hours later: "I thought the president's comments yesterday mocking Dr. Ford were wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable".

That left Ms. Keyser, Ms. Ford's best friend at Holton-Arms school, as the remaining witness of the five people who supposedly attended. One of his most vociferous supporters, South Carolina Republican Sen.

During his television appearance, Flake reiterated that he, too, was concerned that Kavanaugh at times was "sharp and more partisan that a lot of us would like to see".

"But it will be dependent on what comes back from the FBI", Trump said Tuesday.

CHANG: And today in the White House briefing room, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended the president's comments.

Flake had initially said he would vote for Kavanaugh after last week's hearings.

When she spoke before the Senate committee last Thursday, Prof Ford recalled that the house where the alleged assault took place was in the Chevy Chase-Bethesda area in the wealthy suburbs of Washington DC.

Although the FBI has yet to conclude its investigation, McConnell vowed Tuesday that a vote will happen on Kavanaugh's nomination this week regardless of what the FBI finds.

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