Kavanaugh to attend White House event, as elections loom

Blasey Ford

Blasey Ford

All but one Democrat opposed the pick of Kavanaugh by President Donald Trump, including Murphy and CT colleague Richard Blumenthal, who said Kavanaugh's elevation to the nation's highest court is tainted by multiple allegations of sexual misconduct that weren't fully vetted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"I'm very focused on the here and now, which is that all these angry women, mainly, out there who saw what was going on and how the Senate was not able to deal with the entire issue of sexual assault", she said.

He denied the allegations, but almost all Senate Democrats voted against his confirmation.

Although she is not up for re-election this year, a site raising money for her 2020 challenger crashed after her announcement to back Kavanaugh - so far, it's raised more than $3.5 million.

"I've been hearing that they're now thinking of impeaching a brilliant jurist - a man that did nothing wrong, a man that was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats", Trump told reporters on the South Lawn before departing for a police convention in Orlando.

The clerks are Kim Jackson, who previously worked for Kavanaugh on the federal appeals court in Washington, Shannon Grammel, Megan Lacy and Sara Nommensen.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court has polarized the country for the last few weeks and, after his swearing-in ceremony took place over the weekend, personal finance guru Suze Orman isn't afraid to share her thoughts on the situation. "I'll be the first justice in the history of the Supreme Court to have a group of all-women law clerks".

"I'm glad that Dr. Ford was heard", she told reporters of one of Kavanaugh's sexual assault accusers, Christine Blasey Ford.

Cory Booker of New Jersey, who sits on the senate's judiciary committee, was asked Sunday in Iowa by Yahoo News about the prospects of a Kavanaugh impeachment.

"I am here because President Trump mocked sexual assault victims", said North Carolina native Kara Harrington, 50.

But while Kavanaugh gained ground with the Republican base, he lost it with the broader public, as 51 percent of voters say the Senate should have rejected his Supreme Court bid.

Kavanaugh was administered the official Constitutional Oath and Judicial Oath by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy shortly after being confirmed by the Senate. Kavanaugh argued that the agency should have had more time to find a sponsor for the minor to live with before she made the decision to end her pregnancy.

But Democrats say the anger displayed by scores of protesters on Capitol Hill, many of them women, will have a long-term impact.

"As long as I've been following the court, the major way to think about the court is in terms of who is the swing justice", said former George W. Bush Solicitor General Paul Clement at a Supreme Court discussion in September. She was the only Republican who voted against the appointment.

The president additionally lauded efforts by both Kavanaugh and Senate Republicans to keep working towards the confirmation process amid the controversy, claiming that "a lot of people would've said, 'let's give it up, let's go a different direction'".

Kavanaugh's nomination seals a conservative majority on the nine-seat high court, possibly for decades to come.

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