Tears, beer, anger & ‘no ill will’: Kavanaugh testimony highlights

Tears, beer, anger & ‘no ill will’: Kavanaugh testimony highlights

Tears, beer, anger & ‘no ill will’: Kavanaugh testimony highlights

It was similar in OR, where Republican challenger Knute Buehler called for an FBI investigation into Ford's charges while Democratic Gov. Kate Brown said Kavanaugh's nomination should be rejected. "This is the most unethical sham since I've been in politics", said Senator Lindsey Graham of SC.

As the Associated Press notes, "Republicans are concerned, among other reasons, that further investigations could push a vote past the November elections that may switch Senate control back to the Democrats and make consideration of any Trump nominee more hard".

At the end of the questioning of Ford, Mitchell, the head of the sex crimes unit at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in Arizona, acknowledged what had become obvious: that there is "no study that says that this setting in five-minute increments is the best way" to question a victim of sexual assault.

The White House said it was engaging with wavering Republican senators, but provided few details, as Trump publicly stood by his nominee.

Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the. Democrats' search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. "Ms. Keyser said under penalty of felony she does not know me, does not ever recall being at a party with me ever". "God I hope you never get it", Graham added, addressing what he said were his former friends on the other side of the aisle. "You're looking for a fair process, you came to the wrong town at the wrong time, my friend", he told Kavanaugh.

The country's leading legal organization, the American Bar Association which initially proclaimed the conservative Kavanaugh highly qualified for the job, came out following the hearing urging a postponement until an FBI investigation could be carried out.

Mitchell huddled with several Republican members of the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday evening, but refused to answer questions as she left the meeting.

Her strongest memory of the alleged incident, Ford said, was the two boys' laughter. "It was hard for me to breathe, and I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me", she said.

Her voice sometimes cracking with emotion, Dr Ford had appeared in the public for the first time, telling the senators she was "terrified" but felt it was her civic duty come forward.

Kavanaugh has denied any wrongdoing.

Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., announced they would vote to confirm Kavanaugh after the hearing.

One Republican facing re-election this November, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, called Ford's allegations serious and said they should be fully investigated.

After pressing Kavanaugh on the Federal Bureau of Investigation question, Harris switched gears to land a punch, getting the judge to admit he had not actually listened to Ford's testimony earlier in the day. "They are pushing through this process", said Sen.

In fact, both she and Mr Kavanaugh have received death threats.

He lashed out over the time it took the committee to convene the hearing after Ford's allegations emerged, singling out the Democrats for "unleashing" forces against him.

Moments after the hearing finished, Trump tweeted that Kavanaugh "showed America exactly why I nominated him".

Graham said Democrats' behavior in the hearing showed "they never meant to protect Dr. Ford". Kistenmacher has long supported Collins, even though he says he's more conservative than she is. "This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election", he said.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation on Friday, which would potentially advance him to a wider Senate vote, and eventual confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice.

His reaction to Thursday's testimony could be the clearest immediate indicator of Kavanaugh's fate.

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