Mitch McConnell Predicts 'Kavanaugh Will Be on the United States Supreme Court'

At a midterms campaign rally in Las Vegas late on Thursday Trump told the crowd that he fully backs Kavanaugh

At a midterms campaign rally in Las Vegas late on Thursday Trump told the crowd that he fully backs Kavanaugh

Trump's change of strategy comes as Ford's reps have begun to negotiate terms of her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford's lawyers and Democrats on the panel want the FBI to investigate the charges. Kavanaugh has denied Ford's allegations.

The president has indicated he wants Ford to testify, saying, "I really want to see her, to see what she has to say".

He said if Ford's case is credible, then the Senate Judiciary Committee will have to decide if they are going to advance Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Senate floor.

Republicans, having already pushed the process back from this week to next week, signaled they would be open to another short delay by postponing Monday's hearing in favor of Wednesday.

Evangelical activists are pressing Republican leaders to act more forcefully to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Almost 3 in 10 say they don't know if Kavanaugh should be confirmed.

The event is the latest effort by allies of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee to counter the allegation of sexual assault that may have the potential to derail his confirmation to the high court.

"Facts don't matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C." he complained.

Ford issued new demands Thursday, asking that Kavanaugh testify first and no outside counsels question her.

A senior Senate Democratic aide noted that reopening Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks was fairly routine; 10 such probes into judicial nominees had been reopened in the last three months alone, the aide said.

-She wants to the panel to subpoena Mark Judge, the other person Ford says was in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly attacked her. Judge has said he never saw Kavanaugh behave as Ford has described. But she says California college professor Christine Blasey Ford's accusation Kavanaugh tried to rape her when they were teenagers should not be lumped in with the movement that has toppled men from the pinnacles of their careers. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen.

Trump has confirmed 26 circuit court judges during his presidency, which McConnell has shepherded through with the help of a simple majority without the chance for any filibusters.

According to Ford's account, she attended a house party with Kavanaugh and other teens at a Maryland home in 1982. A much larger number of female Democratic senators are serving to highlight the optics of elderly, white Republican men interrogating a woman in defense of a judicial nominee whose commitment to Roe v. Wade is suspect.

Can the Senate Judiciary Committee enlist the FBI to investigate the claims of sexual assault brought by an accuser against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, nominee to the Supreme Court?

"Hopefully he can keep it together until Monday", the White House official told Axios - ostensibly referring to the date Republicans want Ford to testify about her accusations "That's only, like, another 48 hours right?"

"I'm sure she's preparing mentally to embrace her truth and kind of get past the things that have made her feel like she has to hide it and be silent", her sister-in-law Deborah Ford Peters told ABC's "Good Morning America".

Recommended News

  • Accuses Russia of 'cheating' on North Korea sanctions

    Accuses Russia of 'cheating' on North Korea sanctions

    The report states on the sale of North Korean weapons to Syria, Libya, Yemen. The US has said sanctions won't be lifted until that goal is met .
    Maroon 5 will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show

    Maroon 5 will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show

    So, with no disrespect to Maroon 5 , many people were wondering why an artist from Atlanta was not chosen to do the halftime show. They have the star power and the musical power to be the big event the Super Bowl halftime show demands.
    Inter Target Lozano Reveals Dream Of Playing For Barcelona

    Inter Target Lozano Reveals Dream Of Playing For Barcelona

    Lionel MESSI scored a hat trick for FC Barcelona in their 4-0 win against PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Champions League . Lozano was one of Mexico's better performers over the summer and continues to shine for his club side as well.
  • China warns US  to withdraw new sanctions or 'bear the consequences'

    China warns US to withdraw new sanctions or 'bear the consequences'

    It can target stealth warplanes, such as the Pentagon's latest F-35 fighter jet. The sanctions freeze any of EDD's and Li's assets in USA jurisdictions.
    Amazon Said to Consider Opening Up to 3,000 Cashierless Stores by 2021

    Amazon Said to Consider Opening Up to 3,000 Cashierless Stores by 2021

    Amazon has been quite cautious in its roll-out of Amazon Go stores that replace the cashier with a smartphone app. But it has pushed back on past reports that executives had given the green light to a major expansion of Go.
    Graham willing to hear Kavanaugh accuser

    Graham willing to hear Kavanaugh accuser

    Lawyer Debra Katz, who is representing Ford, said her client was willing to testify about her allegation before the Senate panel. He said in a statement Monday that he wanted to "refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity".
  • Meghan Markle brings mom Doria Ragland to her Grenfell cookbook launch

    Meghan Markle brings mom Doria Ragland to her Grenfell cookbook launch

    They called their project Hubb, the Arabic word for love, and since January - Meghan has been visiting and cooking with them. FYI: Duchess Meghan is wearing a Misha Nonoo skirt, Smythe coat, and Sarah Flint shoes.
    Amazon unveils range of new Echo smart home devices

    Amazon unveils range of new Echo smart home devices

    Meanwhile, the new Echo Plus-priced at $149.99-offers "more powerful" and "clearer" sound with stronger bass, Amazon said . Alexa will soon support Skype audio and video calls, so you will be able to make Skype calls from your Echo Show .
    Flash Floods Lead To Several N.H. Rescues

    Flash Floods Lead To Several N.H. Rescues

    Sixteen rivers in the state have reached major flood stages, with three more expected to peak in the next two days, he said . More than 488,000 households in North Carolina and 20,000 in SC are without power, according to state officials.
  • Apple iPhone enthusiasts from far and wide descend on Australian stores

    Apple iPhone enthusiasts from far and wide descend on Australian stores

    When done right, the screen will move down, putting whatever is at the top of the screen within thumb's reach. Apple has an October surprise planned: Another new model, called the iPhone XR is coming Oct. 26 for $750.
    How PAOK could line up against Chelsea

    How PAOK could line up against Chelsea

    Meanwhile, PAOK should line-up in not too dissimilar a manner to the team which won 3-1 against OFI Crete on Saturday. Of course either Hazard or Pedro will rest on Thursday". "I don't know", he said.
    Top court legalises bhang use in landmark ruling

    Top court legalises bhang use in landmark ruling

    Zondo said that this reading-in will apply until such time as Parliament fixes the Constitutional defect in the case. Tuesday's ruling follows a judgment that the possession, cultivation and use of dagga for private use was allowed.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.