Christine Blasey Ford's accusation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago has prompted other women to reach out for help. Swetnick alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh engaged in sexual misconduct at high school parties. 'I believed he was going to rape me.
If Democrats manage to defeat Kavanaugh's nomination, Americans on the right will not only be furious that Republicans caved, they will be inclined to believe that future allegations of sexual misconduct are nothing more than political weapons, and that conservatives seeking high office can not expect the presumption of innocence, due process, or anything close to a fair hearing. At the top of the hearing, Grassley interrupted Feinstein as she was introducing Ford to the audience, saying he'd meant to make the introduction.
Texas Sen. John Cornyn, a member of both the committee and Republican leadership, has said Ford should be treated "the same way my daughters would be treated in the event they were making an accusation, or my mother, or my wife". She said she managed to flee to the bathroom when Judge jumped on her and Kavanaugh, knocking them off the bed. On the eve of the hearing, Mr. Trump said his own history of being accused of sexual assault informed his views. But the president indicated he would be watching Ford's testimony to determine whether or not she is believable, and even suggested he might withdraw the nomination based on what occurred Thursday. Trump said. "Because I've had a lot of false charges against me".
"Kavanaugh is going for a seat where he's going to have that seat on the Supreme Court for the rest of his life". Kavanaugh has denied the allegation - as well as another by Deborah Ramirez, who said Kavanaugh exposed himself at a party in college.
Bromwich also said it was hard to conclude that the upcoming hearing will be "fair and credible", which is what the Committee has sought, given that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is calling the accusations against Kavanaugh part of a Democratic Party "smear campaign". He and his friend shut her in a room and turned up the music to hide her protests as he assaulted her and covered her mouth to stifle her screams.
Both Democrats and Republicans were on the call but on the latter party were allowed to ask questions. "I hope you never have children because they'll be just as worthless as you are".
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"I think that is a very, very unsafe standard for our country". "At that point I felt that enough is enough", Ford said. Judge denied the allegations in a statement from his attorney submitted to the committee.
Committee Republicans have brought in Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to serve as their outside counsel in an effort to depoliticize the process. Kavanaugh, who was named by Trump to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired in July, has denied the allegations. The panel has set a vote for Friday on Kavanaugh's confirmation and the full Senate could vote as early as Tuesday.
"Judge Kavanaugh is being considered for a promotion".
Collins said senators should hear from Judge.
Judge Kavauaugh has said he may have met Ms Ford but denies any assault took place.
Transcripts of private interviews with committee investigators show they asked Kavanaugh about two previously undisclosed accusations received by Senate offices.