Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

I Want Both the Nominee, His Accuser to Testify Under Oath

I Want Both the Nominee, His Accuser to Testify Under Oath

Republicans on Monday abruptly called Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault decades ago to testify publicly next week, grudgingly setting up a dramatic showdown they hoped would prevent the allegation from sinking his nomination to the Supreme Court. Ford and her husband live in an Eichler in Palo Alto in the Greenmeadow neighborhood. "She will agree to participate in any proceedings that she's asked to participate in".

In the Post article, Ford alleged that while at a party during their high school years, Kavanaugh pushed her into a bedroom along with his friend Mark Judge, attempted to remove her clothes and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.

Leahy said in a statement that the "integrity of our nation's highest court is on the line" and "we can not brush aside these extraordinarily serious allegations in an unseemly rush to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to a lifetime seat". The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Hill's accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991, but there are important differences as well as cautions for senators considering how to deal with the allegations.

The early 1980s: Christine Ford said that while she and Kavanaugh were high school students at their respective schools in Maryland, they both went to a party. It said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had forwarded to the White House a letter, evidently from Ford, describing alleged misconduct in the 1980s by Kavanaugh.

Hatch, the Senate president pro tempore and third in the presidential line of succession behind Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan, told CNN that Kavanaugh was "upset" about the allegation and described him as "a very strong, decent man".

Kavanaugh, 53, whose confirmation had seemed to be on a smooth trajectory, went to the White House on Monday. "She should testify under oath, and she should do it on Capitol Hill", Conway said. On it, Trump can be heard boasting of grabbing women by their genitals and kissing them without permission.

"Given the nature of these allegations, and the number of outstanding questions, I believe the Judiciary Committee should hold off on Thursday's scheduled vote", he said in a written statement. She was anxious that he "might inadvertently kill me". Both are under enormous pressure from outside groups who want them to oppose Kavanaugh on grounds that as a justice he could vote to undercut the Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion in the U.S. "But with all of that being said, it will, I'm sure, work out very well". Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. "Flake that we should delay this week's vote", Feinstein said.

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Kavanaugh has denied the allegations, saying in a statement on Monday to the New York Times that he had "never done anything like what the accuser describes - to her or to anyone".

Moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins, whose support is crucial to Kavanaugh's nomination in the narrowly-divided Senate, said she needs to have both the judge and his accuser answer questions under oath. Murkowski said Ford's story "must be taken seriously".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accused Democrats of keeping the allegation secret until the "eleventh hour" and said Kavanaugh has been thoroughly vetted. But faced with a growing Me Too movement, they are also sensitive about appearances.

"In view of the enormity and seriousness of these allegations, a staff-only phone call behind closed doors is unacceptable and Democratic staff will not participate".

Grassley said he was disappointed that Democrats - or Ford's attorney - had not come forward with the allegations sooner.

"This is different circumstances, occurring in a whole different time", says Manley, warning about "blowback" if Republicans try to overreach and impugn Ford's motives for coming forward.

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