The Senate has delayed its vote until the FBI conducts a one-week investigation into the allegations made both by Ford and other women.
Meanwhile, outside the most conservative circles, the lastest commentary on Kavanaugh has largely coalesced around the idea that even if he isn’t guilty of sexual assault, his stalling, haughty, conspiratorial, and non-sequitur- and falsehood-filled performance last week presents its own case for canceling Kavanaugh’s ascendance.
And American voters supported reopening the Federal Bureau of Investigation background check into Kavanaugh to investigate accusations of sexual misconduct by 68 percent to 28 percent. Senate Republicans have been fuming at Democrats for their handling of a letter from Christine Blasey Ford saying she was assaulted by Kavanaugh when both were in high school.
Impeachment. It’s what Democratic operatives are already talking about as a 2020 campaign issue if Brett Kavanaugh gets confirmed to the Supreme Court, according to Axios.
As Kavanaugh and the Trump administration hopes confirmation will come this week, the Supreme Court began its new term Monday.
President Trump addresses reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday. “It has been from the beginning, and we’re letting the senate continue to dictate what the terms look like”.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders echoed Conway’s assessment on “Fox News Sunday”, Bloomberg News noted.
Kavanaugh’s critics are upset that their fishing expedition, all-expenses-paid by Sens.
“I’m offended by the fact that anybody would hold it against Brett Kavanaugh to be upset by the way he was treated”, Graham told moderator George Stephanopoulos.
Dr. Ford has not offered a consistent account of when the alleged assault happen.
Mitchell continued: “For the reasons discussed below, I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the [Senate Judiciary] Committee”.
Mitchell contends the accuser’s “inability to remember this detail raises significant questions”. President Donald Trump released a statement Friday evening approving the FBI investigation at the request of Senate Republicans, although he noted the probe “must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week”.
Ranking member U.S. Sen. The FBI is now investigating. Graham said Kavanaugh, who denies all accusations of sexual misconduct, simply had the demeanor of an innocent man.
“Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy incorporates an nearly monarchial view of executive power and accountability”, said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., “animated by the belief the chief executive gets to play by a different set of rules”. They include the dispute over whether President Trump has the authority to end the Obama-era order that shielded the so-called Dreamers from deportation.
“The committee and the Senate have a really hard time dealing with something like this”, says Dennis K. Burke, who was counsel for the Democrats on the judiciary committee during the 1991 hearings on the nomination of Thomas.
The senator described Kavanaugh’s response as “belligerent, aggressive, [and] angry”, and noted that it made him wonder about Kavanaugh’s suitability for the high court. Ford was the first. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC, said Sunday that testimony would be taken from Ramirez and Kavanaugh’s high school friend Mark Judge, who has been named by two of three women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
Ludington says he was deeply troubled by Kavanaugh appearing to blatantly mischaracterize his drinking in Senate testimony.
“This investigation is only as good as the scope”, Michael Avenatti, Swetnick’s lawyer, told USA Today. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.