Published: Fri, September 28, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

US Senate holds hearing on Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations

US Senate holds hearing on Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations

Writing on Twitter after the hearing, Trump said of Kavanaugh: "His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting".

"Each appointment to our nation's Highest Court (as with all others) is simply too important to rush to a vote", Mr Carlson said in the letter, which was provided by a Senate aide.

The President had spent most of the previous week enraged, in public and private, at how the man he selected to reshape the ideological bent of the Supreme Court was being maligned. GOP leaders had pushed for a full Senate vote on Tuesday, October 2.

Visit Fox News for the entire essay. "She will testify that Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted her when they both attended private schools in a tony suburb outside Washington".

Republicans also risk rejection by female voters in November if they are seen as not fully respecting women and their allegations. "He's confident in his choice".

Kavanaugh himself has explicitly said he is not questioning whether Ford had been attacked "by someone, at some point". "They have been seared into my memory, and have haunted me episodically as an adult".

"Brett saved his bacon", said another person with ties to the administration. "The 10-day delay has been harmful to me and my family, to the Supreme Court and to the country".

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"I categorically and unequivocally deny the allegation against me by Dr Ford". Other than Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, the committee's Republicans stayed mum, each instead having Arizona sex-crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell ask questions during his allotted minutes.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC also mentioned the ABA's assessment during an impassioned defence of Judge Kavanaugh on Thursday.

In the days leading up to the hearing, Trump had encouraged members of Kavanaugh's team to make the judge more aggressive in fighting the allegations against him, two officials said.

While the White House initially signed off on the plan, Mitchell was recruited and hired by the committee. The Republican lawmakers took over instead. She is now a central figure in America's reckoning with sexual assault.

Democrats lauded Ford's testimony as credible, courageous and, in the words of Sen.

Meanwhile, there were signs the remarkable testimony before the panel - in which Kavanaugh angrily declared his innocence and Ford calmly recounting the moment in which she says he attacked her - had registered negatively with two organizations whose support Kavanaugh had earlier received.

Julie Swetnick said in a statement released by her lawyer that the events took place at parties she attended while a high school student in suburban Maryland. And it was no accident that Republican Sen. When it was Kavanaugh's turn, Democrats zeroed in on Kavanaugh's high school behavior at Georgetown Prep just outside of Washington, asking him about how much beer he typically drank during parties and to describe cryptic yearbook messages, which some have surmised contain sexual innuendos. "It's a job interview for Judge Kavanaugh". He told at least one senator that it may have been a case of mistaken identity. But the professor had doubts about the impact of Kavanaugh's show of emotions.

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