Flake relocated due to Kavanaugh protest

If Kavanaugh confirmed, 'House will have to' investigate if Senate doesn't: Democratic rep

If Kavanaugh confirmed, 'House will have to' investigate if Senate doesn't: Democratic rep

Ramirez was the second woman to bring forward allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleged that Kavanaugh and a friend held her down and attempted to rape her at a party in high school.

Mr Kavanaugh also denies that allegation. "And if you're a nominee whose judicial philosophy Senate Democrats deem to be objectionable, no centuries-old standard of presumed innocence will protect your name, your family, or your reputation from irreparable damage".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said on the Senate floor that Kavanaugh's statements at the hearing show he harbors "deep partisan resentments" and that some of his answers to the committee weren't credible.

Democrats have seized most recently on Kavanaugh's indignant, emotional testimony before the Judiciary Committee to question whether he has the temperament for a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court. "I think that's the height of hypocrisy".

On Monday, Flake was pushing hard for an Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry that wasn't restricted to just a handful of interviews. "But I'd bet nearly anything that - after it runs its course in the next few days - we will then be treated to a lecture that anything short of a totally unbounded fishing expedition of indefinite duration is too limited, or too arbitrary, or somehow insufficient. We all know that's coming", McConnell continued.

Emotionally wrenching testimony leaves the Senate, and the nation, bitterly divided
Kavanaugh replied, "I did not know that". "I found no reason to find her not credible", said Sen. Her strongest memory of the alleged incident, Ford said, was the two boys' laughter.

Though Ford's details were sparse, Democrats called to delay the nomination.

Republicans, who are trying to retain control of the U.S. Congress in November elections, are seeking to balance their desire for another conservative justice on the court with sensitivity about how they handle sexual misconduct allegations amid the reverberations of the #MeToo movement. An hour of frantic behind-the-scenes negotiations ensued, ending when Flake emerged and dropped the bombshell that he wanted an FBI investigation before he would vote on Kavanaugh's nomination on the Senate floor. "Their goalposts keep shifting - but their goal has not moved an inch". "The goal has been the same all along". Feinstein (or the Democrats) kept these allegations to themselves when there was a method in the process of the committee to investigate these allegations without exposing the identity of Ms. Ford, but rather to go public after 45 days makes me think there must be another agenda.

On the issue of the scope of the FBI's investigation, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said White House counsel Don McGahn, who is managing Kavanaugh's nomination, "has allowed the Senate to dictate what these terms look like, and what the scope of the investigation is". We're considering it here on the floor.

The GOP leader declared that "we'll be voting this week".

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