Shields and Brooks on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation in question

Shields and Brooks on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation in question

Mr. Flake announced support for Judge Kavanaugh earlier in the morning but as committee debate dragged on Friday the Arizona Republican began to rethink his decision. He said before the vote that he, in agreement with Democrats, would be calling for a one-week delay to allow the FBI to investigate.

"Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him".

Trump said he had only just learned about an agreement Senate Republican leaders reached with Sen.

Once the afternoon vote on Kavanaugh was scheduled, Harris, Blumenthal and Sen.

Rachel Mitchell was chosen by the GOP to question Ford, who has claimed Kavanaugh sexual assaulted her when they were teenagers in 1982. "The Constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation process, but you have replaced advice and consent with search and destroy", he opined.

Through a spokeswoman, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Kavanaugh's nomination should not proceed without a full investigation of the allegations.

Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska told reporters they support a deal reached among senators to delay a vote on Kavanaugh.

As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh angrily called the sexual assault allegations against him a "circus" and an effort at "character assassination", President Donald Trump was watching at the White House and was pleased with his aggressive tone, according to administration officials. She also claims she herself was assaulted at these parties - although she has not implicated Kavanaugh specifically as one of her assailants.

Republicans control the Senate by a narrow 51-49 majority. Democrats have been calling for such an probe, though Republicans and the White House have insisted it's unnecessary.

"A lot of this would be substantiated if there was an investigation, which is what we want", said Avenatti.

"I said that because I believe professor Ford", Baker said.

Senator Flake, in an unprecedented move, said he would be "uncomfortable" fully confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court without a full FBI investigation first.

Grassley has brushed aside Democrats' calls for an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Ford's allegation. Shortly after, he was confronted in an elevator by two women who, through tears, implored him to change his mind.

Grassley has also pointed out that the ranking Democrat on the committee, Sen. "And their having fun at my expense", Ford responded, adding, "They were laughing with each other".

In his comments about Ford's testimony, Trump said, "certainly she was a very credible witness".

One of the biggest disputes in the Brett Kavanaugh saga has not been over what questions should be asked about the alleged sexual misconduct of which he's been accused and which he strongly denies - but who asks them.



Related Posts

U.S., Russian Federation will ‘work jointly’ to ensure Israel’s security
Trump said he had discussed the issue with German Chancellor Angela Merkel "in pretty strong tones". He referred to the European Union as a "foe" in trade and repeatedly criticised it.

Trump and Putin open historic summit
For the next hour-and-a-half, Trump and Putin are scheduled to hold one-on-one discussions, with only interpreters at their side. It's not a good look for the man who claims to put America First. "We've had a phony witch hunt deal drive us apart", he said.

Jeff Flake to support Brett Kavanaugh
It is critically important, he said , that the Senate show it is committed to "a Supreme Court that is above reproach". Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., in an elevator in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington , D.C, on Friday.

Djokovic braced for fearless approach from Anderson
When Kevin Anderson's father, Michael, coached him as a boy in South Africa, he would sometimes suggest they play left-handed. In a roller-coaster of a set, Nadal broke for 5-3 causing Djokovic to angrily smash his racquet into his feet four times.

Serena Williams steers clear of danger after Italian threatens Wimbledon upset
Even when I was down in the first set, I thought, "Well, she's playing great, [but] I'm doing a lot of the right things". Kerber is a former No. 1 who owns two Grand Slam titles and was the runner-up to Williams at Wimbledon two years ago.

What does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Primary Win Mean For Politics?
Despite being in a state of shock after her win, the socialist found words to thank members of the LGBTQ community. She got death threats and hate. "We have organized", Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter as the polls closed.

Wimbledon 2018: Rafael Nadal Prefers Not To Face Roger Federer In Final
The Swiss lost the set in a flurry of aces, with Anderson's relentless, powerful serve sending the match into a decider. Raonic never broke Isner's serve, and while Isner broke Raonic's serve just three times, it was just enough to move on.

Michael Cohen has information 'of interest' to Mueller: lawyer
Cohen, and his lawyer Lanny Davis , are all but suggesting that Trump is an unindicted co-conspirator in a criminal act. In one instance, AMI conspired with Cohen to pay $150,000 to former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal , the papers said.

Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals
For those wondering, Prime Day kicks off at 3 PM Eastern Time in the United States and will last for a day and a half. Four new countries will be part of Prime Day this year: Australia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Singapore.

Kavanaugh allegations lead to White House scramble
President Donald Trump has yet to comment or tweet on the matter. "If it takes a little delay it'll take a little delay", Mr. A record number of women, majority Democrats, will be on the nation's ballots in the November 6 congressional elections.

© 2015 Stocks News Daily. All Rights reserved.