Kavanaugh nomination moves forward as Flake calls for FBI investigation
- Author: Rogelio Becker Sep 29, 2018,
Sep 29, 2018, 4:56
"As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week".
The decision marks a reversal for the administration, which had argued that Kavanaugh had already been vetted.
Brett Kavanaugh, with his wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, answers questions during a Fox News interview, Monday in Washington, about allegations of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) as the Senate Judiciary Committee votes Friday on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
President Donald Trump called Ford's testimony "credible", while also praising Kavanaugh's defiant defense.
As to whether he had a message for undecided senators like Collins and Murkowski, Trump said "they have to do what they think is right" and be comfortable with themselves.
Flake and two other key Republican swing votes on the Kavanaugh nomination - Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski - will ultimately decide the judge's fate.Collins and Murkowski are undecided, along with West Virginia Sen. If Judge could attest to Kavanaugh's indisputable innocence, you have to figure that the Republicans would subpoena him to come testify. Out of respect for this process, Professor Ford, and Judge Kavanaugh, I will wait before offering further thoughts on this hearing. Flake's demand, more importantly, appears to be something that Sen. The bureau will not conclude whether the accusers are believable or not, or tell the White House whether it should withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination.
Wow, Brett Kavanaugh bragged about his high rating by The American Bar Association multiple times during the Hearing yesterday.
Kavanaugh could be the deciding vote on contentious legal issues if he is confirmed to the nine-member court, with disputes involving abortion, immigration, gay rights, voting rights and transgender troops possibly heading to the court soon.
Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexual assault, California psychologist Christine Blasey Ford, spent hours testifying Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Also, this letter is from the president of the ABA, one individual, he doesn't represent the hundreds of thousands of lawyers in the United States", Grassley said. At the same time, he said that he would do whatever the Senate Judiciary Committee wanted.
Having secured the vote of a Republican senator who was still unsure whether he will vote for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh the day before, the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote to recommend Kavanaugh on September 28 for a floor vote by the Senate. Ford also admitted to multiple inconsistencies between the various accounts she provided to the media, the Senate, and her polygraph examiner.
Now, senators grilling Supreme Court nominees about the definition of "devil's triangle" and "boofing", whether they ever whipped out their genitals during a dorm party, and the true meaning of "Beach Week Ralph Club".let's just say it's not among America's proudest moments.
The implication from Flake was that he will vote no if the investigation doesn't come to fruition and that the vote was to happen early next week as initially planned. The memory - and Kavanaugh's laughter during the act - was "locked" in her brain, she said: "100 percent".
As senators delivered speeches in the committee - Democrats detailing their opposition to Kavanaugh and Republicans saying they support him - Flake created a stir when he tapped Sen.