Evangelical leaders furious with Republicans for even considering listening to Kavanaugh accuser

21 September, 2018, 02:07 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
  • IN SPOTLIGHT Sen. Chuck Grassley, center has faced some criticism on how he has handled plans for letting a woman testify about her allegations that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school

Chairman Chuck Grassely set the deadline in a letter he sent to the attorney of Christine Blasey Ford on Wednesday, giving the woman until Friday morning to respond to the committee's invitation scheduled for Monday.

Earlier this week and shortly after Chrstine Blasey Ford revealed herself as the woman behind anonymous accusations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh - from almost 40 years ago - her attorney said multiple times on a series of different television networks that her client was ready to testify and would "do whatever it takes" to have her story told.

Donald Trump has cast doubt on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Gillibrand and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray saying Thursday that Republicans should be "ashamed" for pushing forward without a fair investigation.

The duelling testimony had been expected to take place Monday in a piece of blockbuster Washington theatre, putting both Trump's bid to tilt the Supreme Court to the right and political momentum ahead of November midterm congressional elections into play. But Republicans have not budged from their view that the Federal Bureau of Investigation does not need to intervene, or from their plan to hear testimony from Kavanaugh and Ford on Monday.

Ford's lawyers had said on Tuesday she would testify before the committee only if the FBI first investigated her allegation. Neither one of those options is useful if she wants to stop Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Amazon's new Alexa Gadgets Toolkit lets Alexa have some toy-friendly fun
It is worth adding that some of the OEMs have already launched devices and even cars that support Amazon Alexa voice assistant . Higher-end models provide further flexibility to explore Amazon's offerings beyond Xbox, but as always, these come at a premium.

"To refuse to treat this properly and try to confirm Judge Kavanaugh at any cost tells women that once again they are not important and they are not to be believed", Gillibrand said, adding, "that you are worth less than a man's promotion". President Donald Trump has refused to do so regarding California college professor Christine Blasey Ford's charge against Kavanaugh.

Protesters wore pins reading "I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford" and filed silently into the Maine Republican's office.

Ms. Collins, a key vote on the nomination decision, has voiced her concern about Ms. Ford's allegations.

Grassley said Wednesday in a letter to California Sen.

"As a result of these kind of threats, her family was forced to relocate out of their home". "She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety". Ford and Democrats want the FBI to investigate her allegations Kavanaugh assaulted her three decades ago, but Republicans are refusing.

King posted similar remarks on her Twitter account, writing: "I graduated from Holton Arms, and knew both Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge".

China vows 'counter-measures' to United States tariff hike
The higher import taxes will apply to more than 5000 items, marking the biggest round of U.S. tariffs so far. Trump has already imposed 25 per cent tariffs on US$50 billion (NZ$76 billion) in Chinese goods.

Republicans have largely stood by Mr Kavanaugh's denials.

Democrats are casting Republicans as strong-arming a wronged woman, their eyes on a #MeToo movement that has caught fire and exploded the careers of dozens of male titans.

Republicans are resisting all Democratic efforts to slow and perhaps block Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Hirono said Wednesday on CNN's "New Day" that committee is setting up a situation "where there is not even a modicum of fairness extended" to Ford without a proper FBI investigation into the incident. He said he has "never done anything like what the accuser describes - to her or to anyone".

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Democrats' demands for an FBI investigation were a ploy to delay a confirmation vote and said the Judiciary committee should vote on Kavanaugh "as soon as possible".

Clay Matthews is vexed -- like the rest of us -- by perplexing penalty
Instead, it resulted in the Packers' first tie since 2013 when Matt Flynn was the quarterback: a 26-26 tie against the Vikings. It's pretty obvious that the NFL and the league's referees have no idea how to implement the new rule protecting quarterbacks.



Google Home Hub leaks ahead of Pixel 3 event
Yet, the Home Mini and Echo Dot can do nearly everything the Homepod can do (and more if you have an Android smartphone). The redesigned Echo Plus has little in the way of design changes and looks more or less the same as its predecessor.

Brett Kavanaugh dismisses sexual assault allegations as ‘completely false’
Conway, one of the highest-ranking women in the West Wing, said she'd "spoken at length" with Trump about the allegations. The accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may be true, but so far it doesn't seem likely.

Eden Hazard misses Chelsea’s PAOK trip after complaining of tiredness
Hazard's third came from the spot in the 80th after a penalty was won by Willian , who curled in the fourth three minutes later. Sarri's new-look Chelsea FC team are sitting at the top of the Premier League table following five successive victories.

Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify before Senate committee, lawyer says
Kavanaugh spent more than nine hours at the White House Monday, huddling behind closed doors with his confirmation team. The White House released a new statement Monday from the nominee in which he calls the claim "completely false".

Is This How The Conners Kills Off Roseanne Barr?
Barr herself is joining the group, saying in recent interviews that she is choosing to stay away from The Conners . ABC has not confirmed how Barr will be written off the show.

Michael Jordan donating $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief
Property damage from the storm is expected to come to $17 billion to $22 billion, the risk management firm Moody's Analytics said. The Cape Fear River and Little River continue to be a major concern for officials and residents in Cumberland County.

More approve of Mueller than of Trump — CNN Poll
The SALT cap had made unveiling the Tax Reform 2.0 legislation a little complicated for Republicans. All but one were from high-tax Democratic states such as New York , New Jersey and California.

Blunt wants to investigate Kavanaugh allegations
On Sunday, the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford , came forward with her allegations in an interview with The Washington Post . Kavanaugh has categorically denied the incident occurred, so logically, both he and Ford can not both be telling the truth.

Iran says oil market held "hostage" by Saudi Arabia, Russia
Under the deal, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions. Iran finally managed to get Dino I and Dune to China out of Kharg Island. "China is Iran's top, top oil purchaser".

Power outages near 800000 as Florence rocks the Carolina coast
Perry says his department has been in contact with power companies and gas pipeline operators. "So I had to find a place to go". A 78-year-old man was electrocuted at his home while attempting to connect two extension cords outside in the rain, Dail said.