Senate Committee Votes Friday on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination

Senate Committee Votes Friday on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination

She claimed: "When they left the bar (under the influence of alcohol) they were all very shocked when Brett Kavanaugh shoved her friend up against the wall very aggressively and sexually".

The committee recommendation vote was expected to pass on Friday, and the full Senate vote on confirmation could take place as soon as Tuesday.

Trump was reportedly unhappy with Kavanaugh's attempt to get out ahead of yesterday's hearing by portraying himself in a Fox News interview as an innocent choirboy who never had any sexual contact in high school, let alone a person who could be capable of the kind of violent attack Christine Blasey Ford has alleged. Hours later, Kavanaugh angrily denied it, alternating a loud, defiant tone with near tears as he addressed the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Flake says Ford's account "was compelling, but she's lacking corroboration from those who were there".

When asked by the media if the nomination come to the full Senate floor for a vote, Grassley responded "Depends on what happens tomorrow".

"I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh".

Thursday evening, the ABA urged the Judiciary Committee to proceed with a confirmation vote "only after an appropriate background check into the allegations made by Professor Ford and others is completed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Kavanaugh admitted a love for drinking beer, but he also pointed to what he says were his outstanding academic record and dedication to high school sports and church.


Corker is a moderate Republican senator whose vote wasn't a certainty.

Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate and can't afford more than one defection to ensure confirmation without Democratic support. The full Senate must confirm Supreme Court appointments. I see a liar who has the chance to prove his good faith innocence, and has conspicuously refused.

The ABA signaled in its letter that the nomination process was being rushed through without an appropriate investigation, effectively siding with Democrats who have called for the Justice Department to look into Blasey's claims. Trump, who wanted more fight out of Kavanaugh, even openly pondered changing his mind about his second Supreme Court nominee during a press conference Wednesday. 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.

During Kavanaugh's testimony, Mitchell was yanked from the process after two rounds of questions, after Republican senators clearly felt frustrated that she didn't appear to be helping Kavanaugh's defense.

Throughout their riveting, nationally televised testimony on Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh served as Exhibits A and B for a tutorial on gender roles and stereotypes.

Donnelly is a moderate Democrat who voted for President Donald Trump's first nominee to the high court, Neil Gorsuch (GOR'-suhch). "The Senate must vote!"

Right-wing commentator Mike Cernovich tweeted, "Ford seems kind". "It was hard for me to breathe and I believed that Brett was going to accidentally kill me".

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