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Graham unleashes his fury on Democrats in Kavanaugh hearing

28 Septembre 2018

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In a loud voice, the conservative jurist told the Senate Judiciary Committee that his confirmation process had become "a national disgrace".

Swetnick made her allegations in a sworn statement that was given to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Ford said she suffered PTSD-type symptoms and struggled academically in the years after the incident. "Thanks to what some of you on this side of the committee have unleashed", he said, gesturing to his right, "I may never be able to coach [girls' basketball] again".

"I believed he was going to rape me". "This is a shameful way to treat our witness, who insisted on confidentiality, and Judge Kavanaugh, who has had to address these allegations in the midst of a media circus".

"I am no one's pawn". 'But the details about that night that bring me here today are ones I will never forget.

Both Democrats and Republicans were on the call but on the latter party were allowed to ask questions.

The anonymous letter writer said her daughter "occasionally socialized" with Mr. Kavanaugh in Washington while he was part of the Ken Starr prosecution team. "The uproarious laughter between the two and their having fun at my expense".

She claimed: "When they left the bar (under the influence of alcohol) they were all very shocked when Brett Kavanaugh shoved her friend up against the wall very aggressively and sexually". Swetnick also alleges that Kavanaugh and Judge were present when she was assaulted at one of these parties.

"Mark Judge should be subpoenaed".

Kavanaugh also tried to undermine Ford's case by saying she is unable to say how she got to the party and how she got home, noting she could not yet drive.

Facing criticism from some Democratic senators for including Mitchell in the hearing, Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told Sen.

"They don't reach conclusions, you reach the conclusion senator", Kavanaugh said, to which Durbin responded: "No, but they do investigate questions".

Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, has since told U.S. media that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a college party in the 1980s. Cory Booker (D-NJ) that supporting Kavanaugh meant being "complicit in evil".

Mr. Kavanaugh's girlfriend at the time was Dabney Friedrich, now a U.S. District Court judge in Washington.

The campaign to stop his confirmation, he said, had "destroyed my good name and my family" through a "calculated and orchestrated political hit". "And if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn't have done what you've done to this guy".

In a crowded lounge at Yale Law School, cheers erupted when the middle-aged woman on the TV screen told a Senate panel that she had no doubt that Brett Kavanaugh, a Yale graduate nominated to the Supreme Court, sexually assaulted her when they were teens.

Graham unleashes his fury on Democrats in Kavanaugh hearing