Several UK law professors sign letter against confirming Judge Kavanaugh

Several UK law professors sign letter against confirming Judge Kavanaugh

Several UK law professors sign letter against confirming Judge Kavanaugh

"What left wing groups and their Democratic allies have done to Judge Kavanaugh is nothing short of monstrous", Republican Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa declared before the vote.

With the vote of the Vice President Mike pence always there in case of a tie, the confirmation of Kavanaugh as the next Judge of the Supreme Court became a foregone conclusion by Friday night. Jeff Flake and Lisa Murkowski decide to vote in favor of Kavanaugh's confirmation. Sen.

The nominee had been dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct by California college professor Christine Blasey Ford and his former fellow Yalie Deborah Ramirez. "But the Senate having failed to do its proper constitutionally mandated job of advise and consent, we are going to have to do something to provide a check and balance, to protect the rule of law and to protect the legitimacy of one of our most important institutions".

But that evolved into a late-summer spectacle after Ford accused Kavanaugh of trying to rape her at an alcohol-infused high school gathering in 1982, when both were teenagers.

Ms Ramirez said the nominee had exposed himself to her when they were both at Yale University, which he also denies.

This upcoming final confirmation vote will decide whether Mr Kavanaugh gets a spot in the Supreme Court.

"To that leaker, who I hope is listening now, let me say that what you did was unconscionable".

"I found her testimony to be honest, painful and compelling".

Lastly, Collins directed her attention at the leaker of Dr. Ford's letter. "I will move on that and I think that all the victims, they need - we need to help all the victims no matter what kind of abuse they had, but I am against any kind of abuse or violence", the first lady said.

Meanwhile, the US Capitol Police arrested 302 people for protesting in the Senate office buildings against Kavanaugh's confirmation.

"From the start of this process, I promised my constituents that I would look seriously at Judge Kavanaugh's record and cast my vote based on the facts I have before me and what is best for West Virginia".

But Democratic senators said the investigation had been incomplete.

"I think we have a momentum that hasn't been seen in years", he said.

"As I was watching it, I thought, 'He is not giving a straight answer to any of this, '" she said.

Murkowski lost a primary battle in 2010 but was re-elected as a write-in candidate.

Republican Senator Susan Collins announced her support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Friday afternoon, strongly boosting chances that the judge will be confirmed. That support all but assured Republicans of the votes they needed to push the nomination across the finish line.

Grossi said she wants to believe Flake is a good man and that he was telling the truth when he said he found Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, to be credible.

"I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court", Collins of Maine said Friday in a Senate floor speech.

Support by Collins and Manchin gives Kavanaugh at least 51 votes in the 100-member Senate for an election-season victory against the backdrop conflict of the #MeToo movement and staunch conservative support for Trump.

The White House, McConnell said, "took some grief for a decision they didn't make" - referring to the scope of the FBI's background investigation into allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted two women in separate instances decades ago.

"My heart goes out to anyone who has experienced any type of sexual assault in their life", Mr Manchin said.

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