CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday is expected to decide whether to send Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate for confirmation. Senators must weigh the serious sexual assault allegations Christine Blasey Ford made against Kavanaugh, against Kavanaugh's angry denial. Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh separately testified before the committee Thursday, both convincingly laying out their truth. Blasey Ford said she was 100 percent certain Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during a teenaged gathering in 1982. She didn't get him mixed up. She wasn't confused. She said she knew it was Kavanaugh who assaulted her. Kavanaugh said he did not sexually assault Blasey Ford. He said he has never sexually assaulted anyone. He backed up his testimony with calendars detailing his plans during the summer of 1982. He testified that he was a virgin during high school and college. Both Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh seemed so sure. A few swing vote could decide whether … [Read more...] about Should the Senate confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court?
WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):10:15 a.m.Several Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have walked out of a hearing on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.Kamala Harris of California, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island left after the GOP chairman set a vote on the nomination for 1:30 p.m. Friday.That was approved by a committee vote. Democrats say Republicans are rushing the confirmation.During that vote, Hirono yelled: "''I strongly object! What a railroad job! No, no, NO."___10:05 a.m.Republicans have blocked Democratic efforts to subpoena a high school friend of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh who's been described as a witness to an alleged assault involving Kavanaugh about three decades ago.The Senate Judiciary Committee's vote to subpoena Mark Judge has been defeated in a party-line vote, with all 11 Republicans on the panel … [Read more...] about WATCH: Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday set a vote for 1:30 p.m. (1730 GMT) on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, one day after a contentious hearing on sexual assault allegations against him. U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg The committee voted 11-8 to schedule the vote on the nomination, with all Republicans in support, eight of panel’s ten Democrats voting in opposition and two abstaining to demonstrate their objection. Some Democratic members of the committee walked out in protest during the committee meeting. Reporting by Rick Cowan; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Will Dunham … [Read more...] about Senate panel sets afternoon vote on Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh
U.S. Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale University classmate ripped into the Supreme Court nominee for “blatantly lying” during his Senate Judiciary hearing yesterday. After Kavanaugh spoke at the hearing on Thursday, Lynne Brookes, a self-identified Republican who said she was the roommate of Deborah Ramirez, the second Kavanaugh accuser who claimed the judge once exposed his genitals to her at a dormitory party, told Chris Cuomo on CNN that she and some of her fellow Yale colleagues were “extremely disappointed in Kavanaugh’s characterization of himself and the way he evaded his excessive drinking questions. “There is no doubt in my mind that while at Yale he was a big partier, often drank to excess,” she said. “And there had to be a number of nights where he does not remember. In fact, I was witness to the night that he got tapped into that fraternity, and he was stumbling drunk in a ridiculous costume saying really dumb things. And I … [Read more...] about I’ve Witnessed Him ‘Stumbling Drunk’: Brett Kavanaugh’s Classmate Says Supreme Court Nominee Is ‘Blatantly Lying’
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed that Friday, telling reporters that Kavanaugh has already "been through six separate background investigations by the FBI."Late Thursday, the magazine of the Jesuit religious order in the United States withdrew its endorsement of Kavanaugh, saying the nomination was no longer in the interests of the country and "should be withdrawn." "If Senate Republicans proceed with his nomination, they will be prioritizing policy aims over a woman's report of an assault," the America magazine editors wrote. "Were he to be confirmed without this allegation being firmly disproved, it would hang over his future decisions on the Supreme Court for decades and further divide the country." … [Read more...] about Watch live: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces crucial Senate Judiciary Committee vote