Kavanaugh accuser hasn't accepted invite to testify; Dems complain about hearing plans

Kavanaugh accuser hasn't accepted invite to testify; Dems complain about hearing plans

When I brought this up during my conversations yesterday, a few people pushed back: "Well, if Kavanaugh lived an exemplary life without any other missteps after the alleged assault", they argued, "should we penalize him for one wrong?".

The statements allow for the possibility that Judiciary Committee would receive dueling testimony about the alleged incident decades ago, which could threaten Trump's attempt to install a conservative in the place of frequent swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy, potentially altering the balance of the court for a generation. "I can tell you the Republican senators want to be a hundred percent happy themselves".

"I'd like everybody to be very happy", he added. "So it kind of raises the question.do they want to come to (the) publichearing or not?" The days of Kavanaugh confirmation hearings were often interrupted by protesters, and Republicans accused Democrats, especially those possible 2020 presidential candidates, of grandstanding.

Nevertheless, Democrats continue to call for the FBI to investigate in the hopes it will put an indefinite hold on the vote for Kavanaugh's nomination, which has already been postponed.

But with the Kavanaugh confirmation process - already a noisy pageant of political charges, fierce lobby campaigns and passionate protests - roiled by 11th-hour claims that as a 17-year-old high school student he sexually assaulted a young woman, the American capital is convulsed in one of the periodic episodes that seems to capture the zeitgeist of the age.

In a statement issued on Friday, Hill said: "I have seen firsthand what happens when such a process is weaponised against an accuser, and no one should have to endure that again".

"This is a completely false allegation", Kavanaugh said Monday in a written statement.

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who is on the judiciary committee, said Republicans are "naturally" concerned about the optics of having only Republican men question Ford "because there's always a lot of prejudice in these matters".

If the Judiciary committee's timetable slips further, it would become increasingly hard for Republicans to schedule a vote before the November 6 elections, in which congressional control will be at stake. "We want to get to the bottom of everything". Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, two moderates who have yet to announce their positions on Kavanaugh and aren't on the Judiciary Committee.

Democrats Call for Delay to Kavanaugh Vote amid Sexual Assault Accusation
Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) that the committee should delay its vote pending an investigation, Leahy said, "That would make sense". Speaking to reporters on Monday, President Trump said, "if it takes a little delay, it'll take a little delay".

Republicans responded that reopening the investigation is up to the White House and they are sticking with their plans for a Monday hearing - with or without Ford's participation.

A spokeswoman for the organization, Carrie Severino, sparked a backlash online when she said Ford's allegations describe "a whole range of conduct from boorishness to rough horseplay to actual attempted rape". Ford's attorney, Debra Katz, said Monday morning on cable television that her client was willing to do so as well.

That's when she came forward for the first time publicly in an interview with The Washington Post. When she tried to scream, Ford told the Post that Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth.

"Ladies and gentleman, you all have no idea how lucky you are, how lucky this nation is that I'm working for ESPN, which is a sports network and I'm not working for a political network", Smith said.

"We can not brush aside these extraordinarily serious allegations in an unseemly rush to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to a lifetime seat", Leahy said in a separate statement issued later Monday morning.

Ford's story has not been corroborated, and many of Kavanaugh's former classmates are speaking out against these accusations.

A committee vote is scheduled for Thursday, but several key Democrats have said it should be postponed. But Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) said that the vote should not be held until senators hear more about the allegations.

Feinstein, the top Democrat on the panel, led a number of Democrats calling for a delay in the vote.

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