Blunt wants to investigate Kavanaugh allegations

18 September, 2018, 01:17 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Kavanaugh accuser said to be willing to testify before US Senate committee

Kavanaugh visited the White House on Monday morning. There was no immediate explanation of the reason for his visit.

He had been on a smooth confirmation track to be Supreme Court Judge, but the new allegations have disrupted the process.

"She believes that these allegations obviously bear on his character and his fitness, and the denials of course bear on his character and fitness", Katz told NBC. Kavanaugh has categorically denied the incident occurred, so logically, both he and Ford can not both be telling the truth. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said on CNN on Monday.

Asked about the allegations on Fox & Friends, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president and one of the highest-ranking women in the White House, gave a barely comprehensible answer, trying to simultaneously argue she wants to hear Ford's story while casting doubt on it. She should not be ignored.

On Sunday, the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, came forward with her allegations in an interview with The Washington Post.

The White House said that the FBI has repeatedly investigated Mr Kavanaugh since the 1990s for highly sensitive positions he has held, including in the office of independent counsel Ken Starr, at the White House and his current post on the federal appeals court in Washington.

Fast forward to now, and Kavanaugh doesn't sound like he's laughing, because he's being asked if, while drunk, he trapped Ford in a room, forced her onto a bed, groped her, and tried to remove her clothing, while another male teen watched. After her story began to leak, she changed her mind and made a decision to go public.

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Ford chose to go public after reporters began contacting her last week. "She's mistaken something, but I don't know her". She said managed to escape when Kavanaugh's friend, Mark Judge, jumped on top of them.

A split seemed to be emerging among the GOP.

While Democrats demanded a delay in a scheduled Thursday vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination to allow the FBI to investigate, Senate Republicans struggled with how to proceed.

It's worth remembering that these Democrat tactics aren't only meant to sink this nomination - should they end up forcing Kavanaugh to withdraw - but also to damage the credibility of any Supreme Court featuring Trump-nominated (or, let's be honest, Republican-nominated) justices.

"I've made it clear that I'm not comfortable moving ahead with the vote on Thursday if we have not heard her side of the story or explored this further", Flake told The Washington Post.

The California senator said in a statement after Ford went public that she backs her decision to tell about the alleged incident and hopes "the attacks and shaming of her will stop and this will be treated with the seriousness it deserves". The committee, chaired by Sen. "Flake that we should delay this week's vote", Feinstein said.

In a statement released by Sen.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he was open to hearing from Ford, while resisting calls to delay the vote.

The Post reports that while her husband recalls Ford mentioning Kavanaugh's name in therapy, notes from her therapist that were reviewed by the newspaper do not mention his name. Ford, whose identity was unknown until Sunday, had sent a letter to Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein in July. After his confirmation, in an ABC News / Washington Post poll, 62% of Americans said Thomas should have been confirmed compared to 34% who said he should not.

"I thought he might inadvertently kill me", said Ford, 51, a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California.

"I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court", Feinstein said in a statement.

"Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday", Kavanaugh said in a statement Monday.

The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on Kavanaugh's nomination. Both loudly stumbled down the stair well at which point other persons at the house were talking with them. Ford has expressed a willingness to speak before the committee, as has Kavanaugh.

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