President Trump: Sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh 'totally political'

Dozens of angry protesters were arrested at the Capitol Hill offices of multiple senators as opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh grew

Dozens of angry protesters were arrested at the Capitol Hill offices of multiple senators as opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh grew

Kavanaugh said the allegations would not cause him to withdraw from the confirmation process.

"They locked the door and played loud music, precluding any successful attempts to yell for help", Ford said in her letter.

"They know it's a con game".

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, senator from CT and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford claims both she and Kavanaugh were in high school at the time of the assault.

"She doesn't know if it was him but it might have him. And we're doing it strictly to depoliticize the whole operation, to offer Dr. Ford the professional environment she asked for", Grassley said.

The couple's two daughters, Trump said, are also "devastated".

Flake, who is retiring from the Senate in early January, was among the handful of Republicans who first said the committee should delay a vote until hearing from Ford.

To many, the nomination of a man accused of sexual assault by multiple women sends a loud message to young people, especially young women.

Ramirez told the magazine she was inebriated as well and admitted to holes in her memory, which Trump seized on in his remarks. A male classmate also told The New Yorker that he was "one-hundred-per-cent sure" he heard after the party that Kavanaugh exposed himself to Ramirez.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, said that fellow members on the Senate Judiciary Committee are being "shut out" from getting any information from any other witnesses and accusers of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the committee plans to move ahead with the confirmation process to send Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

Unlike India, where Supreme Court judges have a retiring age, the judges to the US Supreme Court are appointed for life.

The vote for his confirmation has been postponed by Democrats, who demand an investigation into the allegations.


"As you know, full well at CBS News, when men become powerful and think that they can use women and interrupt their careers that they want to for their own predatory proclivities then they start preying upon women", Conway explained.

"Oh, gee, let's not make him a Supreme Court judge because of that?"

McConnell's emphasis on fairness comes as Republican leaders have ramped up efforts to solidify support for Kavanaugh among GOP senators.

She alleges, he drunkenly tried to remove her clothing, pinned her to a bed and covered her mouth at a high school party when she was 15 and he was 17.

Hatch, a former Judiciary Committee chairman who is leaving office in January, says he believes Kavanaugh's denial and previously said that Ford must be "mistaken".

On Sept. 25 the 72-year-old president brutally slammed Debbie Ramirez, 53, for coming forward to accuse his Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual misconduct when they were at a party 35 years ago, when they were both freshman at Yale. "I am not questioning and have not questioned that perhaps Dr. Ford at some point in her life was sexually assaulted by someone at some place, but what I know is I've never sexually assaulted anyone".

His confirmation by the Republican-controlled Senate had seemed all but assured until allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced almost two weeks ago. She adds, "This is a country where you're innocent until proven guilty except when you're a conservative Republican". Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was clearly leaning toward supporting Kavanaugh.

The tweets challenging Kavanaugh called his virginity defense a "non sequitur", and one that "says a lot about how he views women even beyond his guilt or innocence", and that his virginity and the assault allegations are "not mutually exclusive". That's part of an aggressive drive by President Donald Trump and top Republicans to rally the public and GOP senators behind Kavanaugh's teetering nomination.

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