'Look at me:' Women confront key Republican senator over Kavanaugh

'Look at me:' Women confront key Republican senator over Kavanaugh

CNN reported that Cornyn also said the FBI background investigation into Kavanaugh, which Republican Jeff Flake and other senators are seeking, would not last more than a week.

While Ford said she was "100 per cent certain" Kavanaugh had assaulted her, he said he was 100 per cent certain he hadn't, although he declined to pause the proceedings to allow the FBI to investigate.

Democrats for days have been demanding an FBI investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh, but Republicans had refused to seek one. On Friday morning, he announced that he would support Kavanaugh's nomination.

Kavanaugh wouldn't answer directly when he was asked Thursday if he would agree to an FBI investigation, but said he would do whatever the Judiciary Committee wanted. "I would not vote to confirm him, and I agree with the American Bar Association that the FBI should investigate the allegations before any vote is taken".

She continued, "Mr. Kavanaugh has demonstrated he lacks the moral fitness we should demand of anyone who aims to sit on our nation's highest court".

The announcement upended his party's plans to move quickly to confirm Kavanaugh and made clear what many had suspected: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., did not have the votes to proceed to Kavanaugh's nomination over the weekend.

"And I think it would be proper to delay the floor vote for up to but not more than one week, in order to let the FBI do an investigation, limited in time and scope to the current allegations that are there". Kavanaugh angrily denied the allegations that he assaulted Ford while they were both in high school, while she said she was "100 percent" certain he was her attacker.

Chuck Schumer Calls For Brett Kavanaugh To Withdraw From Supreme Court Consideration
She said that Kavanaugh's declaration of "innocence" and lack of sexual inactivity in high school on Fox News is a lie. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has turned over his calendar from four months in 1982 to Senate investigators.

During a day of tense circumstances, Senator Jeff Flake was confronted by two protesters moments before he was set to vote on whether to recommend Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. One young friend of Horn's family was so inspired by the testimony that she revealed her own painful experience with sexual assault on social media for the first time Thursday. The Senate must vote!'

"I've had a number of conversations with people on the other side related to doing our due diligence", Flake said.

But while King expressed empathy for Ford, she also said she's concerned about the timing of Ford's allegations, which surfaced publicly only after Kavanaugh - already a federal judge - was nominated to the Supreme Court.

In his comments about Ford's testimony, Trump said, "certainly she was a very credible witness". Sens. Bill Nelson of Florida, Joe Donnelly of IN and Jon Tester of Montana all said they would vote no. Susan Collins's office in Portland, Maine.

"Everything I know about Judge Kavanaugh suggests he's not this kind of person", Graham continued. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegation.

"This country's being ripped apart here", Flake told his fellow senators about the nomination fight. She is running for re-election in a state that voted heavily for Trump.

"There is perhaps increasing sense in the Republican caucus that they risk getting in real trouble if they vote this guy through without a proper investigation and then some of these claims prove out", Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, told TWS.

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