The Kavanaugh confirmation fight comes just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from Republicans, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault.
A lawyer for the second woman who publicly accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct said Tuesday night that the FBI must investigate the accusations of his client, Deborah Ramirez. About a dozen Mainers were cited by Capitol Police for blocking the hallway, she said.
The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have upended every aspect of the carefully manicured life story image he and the White House have sold the American people. Both stories have been heavily disputed by numerous witnesses, and Kavanaugh has flatly denied both allegations.
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"The Kavanaugh allegations also highlight the emerging consciousness on campuses of bystanders' responsibility", she continued.
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Collins said another reason she thinks the nominee wouldn't do so is that he pointed to the duration of the precedent.
Collins' office did not immediately respond to a request from the Press Herald for comment on the emergence of a second accusation against Kavanaugh. "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". She said on Showtime's "The Circus," in an interview taped last Friday.
Helen Rice, who described herself as a liberal Democrat, said Kavanaugh was "never anything but polite and respectful" as a friend, despite their political differences.
"I was appalled by the president's tweet". Angus King, joined the Protect Our Care national bus tour to speak out against Republican efforts to undermine or repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Republicans hold a slim 51-49 Senate majority, meaning Kavanaugh's confirmation prospects may hinge on the votes of a handful of moderate Republican senators who have not yet announced their intentions, These include Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Jeff Flake.
"I believe that the committee investigators should reach out to Deborah Ramirez to question her under oath about what she is alleging happened", Collins reportedly said, according to The Hill. "This has to be done by Federal Bureau of Investigation who can investigate the matter with the threat of perjury. This is a lifetime appointment".
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The fate of Trump's second Supreme Court nominee was cast into doubt over the weekend amid new allegations of sexual misconduct. Pompeo said he was optimistic that Kim would deliver on his pledge to denuclearize, but this would take time.