Chuck Schumer Calls For Brett Kavanaugh To Withdraw From Supreme Court Consideration

Chuck Schumer Calls For Brett Kavanaugh To Withdraw From Supreme Court Consideration

Chuck Schumer Calls For Brett Kavanaugh To Withdraw From Supreme Court Consideration

Kavanaugh, a judicial conservative and Trump's second Supreme Court pick, was nominated to fill the vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement. It remains on the Judiciary Committee's schedule, as does a meeting scheduled for Friday at which the committee could vote on whether to recommend Kavanaugh to the full Senate.

If two Republicans defect and all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, his nomination is doomed.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) suggested in an interview published Tuesday that she could break with her party over Brett Kavanaugh's sexual abuse allegations - a move that could sink the Supreme Court nominee. And she was totally inebriated and she was all messed up, and she doesn't know: It might have been him, or it might have been him.

"The second accuser has nothing". Ford contends that Kavanaugh and Judge, both of whom she described as "stumbling drunk", corralled her in a bedroom.

"The comment by the president is pretty disgusting and pretty hurtful, ' her attorney John Clune said on ABC's 'Good Morning America" Wednesday morning.

US President Donald Trump is seen during a bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron (off frame) in NY on September 24, 2018, a day before the start of the General Debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly. "They're playing a con game, and they play it very well". He's outstanding. You don't find people like this.

Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to come forward in accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, now has four confirmed people corroborating her claims ahead of Thursday's Senate hearing. Kavanaugh denies the accusation.

The charge has already delayed what was once though certain approval of his nomination, which is crucial to Republican hopes to turn the court sharply to the right for years to come, with huge implications for law on abortion rights and affirmative action programs.

In an interview with Fox News aired on Monday night, Kavanaugh said he "never sexually assaulted anyone", had "always treated women with dignity and respect" and "did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter".

Meanwhile, Wednesday, the lawyer of porn star Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti, presented an affidavit from a client, Julie Swetnick, who claims that in approximately 1982, I became the victim of one of these "gang" or "train" rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called on Kavanaugh to withdraw in light of the allegations against him, and said if he does not, an FBI investigation is needed before any Senate vote on confirmation.

'I think it is terrible what the Democrats have done, ' the president raged. The reason? Republicans feared the hearing becoming a spectacle.

"You said in your letter that you intend to provide a "fair and credible process" that provides Dr. Blasey Ford "fair and respectful treatment, '" Bromwich wrote".

"I am not questioning and have not questioned that perhaps Dr. Ford at some point in her life was sexually assaulted by someone at some place, but what I know is I've never sexually assaulted anyone", Kavanaugh said in the Fox News interview.

In another declaration, Rebecca White, a neighbor and friend of more than six years, said Ford revealed the alleged assault against her in 2017.

But Republicans vowed to push ahead. In a broader, depressing sense, the Kavanaugh affair is a parable about the depths to which national political debate in the United States has fallen.

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