Kavanaugh fought back against the accusations with a blistering partisan attack at a September 27 Senate hearing on Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that he had sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. Kavanaugh emphatically denied the allegations.
President Trump talks to reporters as he departs the White House in Washington on Monday.
That accuser, Julie Swetnick, alleged that at house parties in the early 1980s, she observed Kavanaugh "fondling and grabbing girls without their consent" and, along with others, spiking drinks to force girls to lose their inhibitions.
"Maybe I have this wrong, but when you blocked Merrick Garland's nomination from President Obama you basically said we don't do this in a presidential election year and that we wait until the election", Wallace said. Democratic lawmakers, like Booker, are hoping to channel that anger into votes. Kamala Harris turned up in politically important Ohio, where she reminded more than 1,000 of the party faithful at the Ohio Democratic Party's fall fundraising dinner that she walked out of the Kavanaugh proceedings at one point because they had become "a sham and a disgrace". Besides, the court fight was firing up Republican voters ahead of the midterm elections in ways the GOP leader said he couldn't have imagined.
Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday evening in a private ceremony as protesters chanted outside the court building.
The ranking member of the House judiciary committee, Jerry Nadler of NY, has said his party would investigate the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh if the Democrats reclaim the majority in the chamber.
Trump had originally called Ford's testimony credible but later changed his tune and mocked her for forgetting certain details.
Until now, the fight for control of Congress has largely been viewed as a referendum on President Donald Trump's first two years in office.
A day after Manchin broke with his party on what may be the most consequential vote of the Trump era, the vulnerable Democrat is facing a political firestorm back home. "I'll be the first justice in the history of the Supreme Court to have a group of all-women law clerks".
"I thought the way they behaved was absolutely atrocious", Trump fumed.
"And while my ability to remember every detail of the assault may be sketchy, the identity of the person who assaulted me, isn't", McLeod writes.
Kavanaugh was administered the official Constitutional Oath and Judicial Oath by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy shortly after being confirmed by the Senate. I do believe she was assaulted, I don't know by whom, and I'm not certain when.
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Wednesday indicated that the battle over Kavanaugh's nomination had helped Republicans close the enthusiasm gap with Democrats, who are energized by Trump's surprise win in 2016.
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