Trump says his past accusers influence thinking on Kavanaugh
- Author: Leroy Wright Sep 29, 2018,
Sep 29, 2018, 16:57
The release includes a day-by-day view of the committee's investigative work over the last two weeks since allegations surfaced targeting Kavanaugh.
"There has been a frenzy to come up with something-anything, no matter how far-fetched or odious-that will block a vote on my nomination", Kavanaugh wrote. "I hope you never have children because they'll be just as worthless as you are".
The caller also claimed to have physically confronted both Kavanaugh and Judge, who would have been in their early 20s, and said he left them 'with significant injuries'.
Ford's accusations were followed over the weekend by a story in The New Yorker in which Deborah Ramirez, a classmate of Kavanaugh's at Yale University, said he sexually assaulted her at a party during their freshman year.
Mr Kavanaugh has said he "categorically and unequivocally" denies the allegation.
Similarly, ABC's Dan Abrams said Ford's testimony was an "unmitigated disaster" for Republicans, CNN's Wolf Blitzer suggested people were crying at home, and NBC's Savannah Guthrie said Ford's description of Kavanaugh and a friend of his laughing uproariously during the alleged attack is a moment that will resonate with many Americans.
"Women are so angry, and I frankly think that, I think they like what the Republicans are doing", he said.
"I am a fiercely independent person and I am no one's pawn", she said.
Senate investigators questioned Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about two new claims of sexual misconduct, including one from an anonymous Colorado tipster who says Kavanaugh shoved an unnamed woman up against a wall "aggressively and sexually" in 1998.
However, CNN reported that Collins had met earlier in the evening with Republican leaders and expressed serious concerns about Swetnick's allegations and questioned why the Senate Judiciary Committee had not subpoenaed Mark Judge, Kavanaugh's friend.
Ford answered "no" to both questions.
On September 12, less than a week after Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings wrapped up in Washington, Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced she had forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation "information from an individual concerning the nomination". She claimed that he pinned her to a bed, groped her and tried to pull off her clothes, covering her mouth with his hand when she tried to scream.
"I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their "turn" with a girl inside the room", she said. Kavanaugh responds. Each can talk for as long as he or she wants, according to Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. "I'm confident we're going to win, confident that he'll be confirmed in the very near future".
Democratic candidates, even in states Trump won, are already making what they see as the Republicans' shabby treatment of Ford part of their campaigns.
She said that the assault on her "drastically altered" her life.