Resistance to Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination in #MeToo era
- Author: Leroy Wright Sep 20, 2018,
Sep 20, 2018, 16:54
Committee Democrats have not participated and want Federal Bureau of Investigation involvement.
Ms Collins and Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski are moderate Republicans who have voted with Democrats in the past, making them possible swing votes when it comes to Judge Kavanaugh. Your average SCOTUS-obsessed "base" voter is far more likely than others to show up and pull the party lever no matter what happens in this or that confirmation fight.
The Senate race in Tennessee, a reliably Republican state, is among the most competitive in the nation. Democrats had two farking months to push this accusation and demand an extended hearing, which the calendar easily would have accommodated. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). "Forcing her into a sham hearing is silencing her".
In light of the accusation, Voigt said, the Senate Judiciary Committee should have pushed to replace Kavanaugh with a new nominee. "That's been a good thing for all of us, I think". "This is a situation that is stacked.She's already been attacked, had to move out of her house".
President Donald Trump spoke about the issue Wednesday morning.
Seven weeks from elections in which congressional control is at stake, Democrats have been unhesitant about casting Republicans as trying to strong-arm a victim of abuse.
Jeff Flake tweeted on Wednesday: 'This is sickening. McConnell expressed confidence that Kavanaugh would be confirmed: "I'm not concerned about tanking the nomination".
First, to be very clear, Ford has a right to be heard. They also want more witnesses besides Kavanaugh and Ford, hoping to avoid what they said would turn into a "he-said-she-said" moment.
"Then you have the Roy Moore debacle, where now Doug Jones is a Democratic senator from Alabama because the Republicans put up someone who was banned from a mall, Roy Moore, for really stalking little girls", she added. Ford is scheduled to testify Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, though it is unclear whether she will appear.
Through her lawyers, Ford said she wouldn't speak to the committee until the FBI investigates the alleged incident, which occurred while Ford and Kavanaugh were in high school.
"We believe Christine, and we need to #StopKavanaugh", organizers said.
A source close to the president's son said Wednesday that he did not create the image, and that he wasn't mocking Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser who has turned Washington inside out in the past week.
He said he was "disturbed" to hear that she had been facing threats and harassment but urged her to speak before the committee. It can be open.
While Ford's lawyers and Sen. John Kennedy, a member of the Judiciary panel from Louisiana. "I sincerely hope Dr. Ford will accept my invitation to do so".
Sharon Crouch Clark didn't know Ford and feels fine about having signed the letter, notwithstanding the allegation.
"Personally speaking, I have known Brett Kavanaugh since high school and I know him to be a person of great integrity, a great friend, and I have never witnessed any improper conduct by Brett Kavanaugh towards women", he continued. But that may be moot if Ford declines to appear. But I can only say this: He is such an outstanding man. "This is not a man that deserves this". John Cornyn, R-Texas, said.
"She hardly expected to be revictimized and retraumatized", Hirono said. She'd have to know there was no chance he'd back her up, and that would discredit her.
One key Democrat, Missouri Sen. "And it is not the woman's fault".
Professor Blasey Ford says Mr Kavanaugh pinned her on a bed and tried taking off her clothes during the high school party.
Trump Jr. described his artwork on Instagram with the caption: 'Judge Kavanaugh's sexual assault letter found by Dems'.