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Trump feels 'terribly' for Kavanaugh

19 Septembre 2018

Chad Pergram, a congressional reporter for Fox News, tweeted late Tuesday afternoon that when Feinstein was asked about Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Ford, the senator said Ford "is a woman that has been, I think, profoundly impacted, on this", adding that "I can't say everything is truthful". But, you know what, I expect the men in this country and the men in this committee [.] Really, guess who's perpetuating all of these kind of actions? "I mean, she's shown some very incredible courage even coming in here and we're dealing with a nominee whose veracity is already an issue".

But after calls from politicians on both sides of the political aisle mounted, next Monday's hearing was announced. Limiting the hearing to just Kavanaugh and Ford would be "inadequate, unfair, wrong and a desire not to get at the whole truth", Schumer said.

"Laura and I have known and respected Brett Kavanaugh for decades, and we stand by our comments the night Judge Kavanaugh was nominated", Bush said in a statement to Politico. They also plan to question Ford's credibility and point out that she did not tell anyone about the incident when it first happened.

"We do, in 2018, get it", said Hill, now a professor at Brandeis University.

Another friend, Julie Devol, said: "I knew him since 1980, this is not his personality".

Thomas, who was nominated by President George H.W. Bush, related in his memoir that when he was first asked by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents whether he made sexual advances to Hill or talked about pornography with her, he replied, "Absolutely not".

Hill said she has still never heard from Biden personally but that the apology is not due to her alone. The days of Kavanaugh confirmation hearings were often interrupted by protesters, and Republicans accused Democrats, especially those possible 2020 presidential candidates, of grandstanding.

On Sunday evening, a pair of outgoing Republican senators said outright that the Senate Judiciary Committee should not vote on Kavanaugh's nomination until they talk to his accuser. Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, raised potential questions about Kavanaugh's nomination.

The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court was thrown into further turmoil yesterday by claims from a second whistleblower that President Trump's nominee had lied about his knowledge of sexual misbehaviour by a fellow judge.

If the Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't investigate the allegation, Feinstein said, "I think it should be delayed".

All 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee urged FBI Director Chris Wray and White House Counsel Don McGahn on Tuesday to reopen Kavanaugh's background investigation and provide a complete report before the hearing. "Supreme Court nominees should be held to a higher standard".

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., suggested he wanted more witnesses present than just Kavanaugh and Ford, although Grassley said Monday there will only be the two.

The Senate Judiciary Committee, which is overseeing the nomination, had called a hearing for Monday to look into the allegations. "If it takes a little delay, it'll take a little delay". "She knew this would have a huge effect on her life and she was incredibly fearless to come forward", she said.

Kavanaugh went to the White House on Monday, but Trump said he did not meet with his nominee.

"I'm very supportive", Trump told reporters at the White House.

If the Judiciary committee's timetable slips, it would become increasingly hard for Republicans to schedule a vote before midterm elections on November 6 elections, when congressional control will be at stake.

Trump feels 'terribly' for Kavanaugh