4 possible outcomes for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation
4 possible outcomes for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation
Rachel Mitchell is seen during Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing.
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28 September, 2018, 21:07
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 remember being hooked up to a machine, being placed on my body and being asked a lot of questions, and crying a lot", Ford said. McGahn, who is set to depart his post in coming weeks, had advocated for Kavanaugh, seeing his confirmation as the crowning achievement of his tenure - and part of a decades-long effort to install more conservatives on the high court.
During Friday's committee meeting, Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn joined other Republicans in decrying the process as a politically motivated attempt to derail Kavanaugh's nomination.
Ford said her motivation to come forward with her story was entirely unrelated to politics. Democrats repeated this demand at a dramatic hearing on Thursday, during which both Ford and Kavanaugh testified before the committee.
That leads to the third important point in all the discussion about an FBI investigation: Democrats and outside groups want whatever the Judiciary Committee or the Senate considers to have the imprimatur of the world's premier law enforcement agency. "It wouldn't help one iota in the search for the truth, but it would make a great public show".
An interview given to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by Kavanaugh's boyhood friend Mark Judge, for example - whom Ford has accused of being a bystander to sexual assault - would have much greater political heft than the written statement he has released on his own.
Ford testified on Thursday she was "100 percent certain" Kavanaugh assaulted her in 1982.
THE FACTS: The witness statements in question do not corroborate Ford's allegations, but they also do not exonerate Kavanaugh.
Flake says Ford's account "was compelling, but she's lacking corroboration from those who were there".
If every Democrat votes no, Republicans can only lose the support of one of their members and still confirm Kavanaugh to the high court. "What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit on the Supreme Court". Republicans can only afford to lose one GOP vote if all Senate Democrats opt to vote against the nomination, and many congressional observers are closely watching a pair of undecided moderate Republicans, Sens. I see a liar who has the chance to prove his good faith innocence, and has conspicuously refused. "The Kavanaugh nomination process has been flawed from the beginning", he said, adding that Ford was credible and courageous. She even said that she thought Kavanaugh would "accidentally" kill her.
Trump's son, Donald Jr., also tweeted his review: "I love Kavanaugh's tone". His explanation that the "Renate Alumni" was not a sexual reference is hard to square with a fellow Renate Alumnus's poem ( "You need a date / and it's getting late / so don't hesitate / to call Renate") portraying her as a cheap date. Even then, I knew the first line of the column I would write if that happened: 'It's now clear that Brett Kavanaugh's nomination can not go forward'. In his, Kavanaugh cast himself as a victim of a "calculated and orchestrated political hit", fueled by "pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election".
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It has become less clear that Republican leaders will be able to hold Republican senators behind President Donald Trump's nominee. The panel's Republican senators, all men, did not question her, assigning that task to Rachel Mitchell, a sex crimes prosecutor.
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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". The psychology professor said she was 100% sure that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school.
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