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Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Kavanaugh

Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Kavanaugh

An official working closely with his team described Kavanaugh as "shaken, but focused", with the conversation revolving around "defending his integrity". Critics have accused the GOP of fast-tracking the process to get Kavanaugh on the court by October 1, the first day of the fall term. Republicans could, however, try to get a direct full-Senate vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Cornyn said Senate Republicans used a closed-door meeting Monday to agree to the public hearing. It demands a thorough and independent investigation before the Senate can reasonably vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to a lifetime seat on the nation's highest court.

A spokesperson for the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity, which has already spent heavily on pro-Kavanaugh ads, said in a statement Monday that "any allegation of this type should be taken seriously, however, we are not going to speculate on media reports".

Donald Trump Jr posted an image on Instagram on Monday with the caption "Judge Kavanaugh sexual assault letter found by Dems". He is an outstanding intellect and outstanding judge respected by everybody. "Never had even a little blemish on his record".

He writes: "While I suspect the accuser will bring forward some friends who claim she told them at the time, because that is just how convenient this story is, thus far none have come forward". Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday. The White House stood by Kavanaugh, who was seen entering the building and who issued a new statement again denying the allegations and saying he would be willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in an effort to clear his name.

"This is a completely false allegation", Kavanaugh said in a statement Monday morning. Wilkinson has not returned calls from CNN seeking comment. Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said the Judiciary Committee should wait to advance Kavanaugh until the committee hears from Ford. Susan Collins, R-Maine, wouldn't say if the vote should be postponed. "She alleges that she had this traumatic event, and I feel like it is not the Brett Kavanaugh that we know". She was anxious that he "might inadvertently kill me". September 13: Feinstein said she received information on Kavanaugh and had "referred the matter to federal investigative authorities". "I think it's likely this will inflame partisan energy on both sides".

While Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is embroiled in an allegation that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl while in high school, Republicans and Democrats are growing increasingly at odds with what kind of process should come next and putting the appeals judge's confirmation chances on thin ice.

Why would Kavanaugh have denied it so vigorously this past weekend?

Now, both Republicans and Democrats are searching for a fair way for her to make her allegations and for Judge Kavanaugh to respond. "Dianne Feinstein", because of the senator's rank on the Judiciary Committee.

Wendy Walsh is supporting Ford after her own experience with the O'Reilly scandal.

"I really think it. And given the political environment, and given how the nomination process was rolling along, she made the calculation that she did not want to come forward publicly". "Feinstein did everything to protect the privacy of our mutual constituent".

During an appearance on ABC's "The View", Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said he finds Ford "extremely credible" and believes other senators will, too, if she testifies.

Debra S. Katz, Ford's attorney, said the accuser was ready to testify publicly to the Judiciary panel but said senators hadn't contacted her about how that might occur.


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