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Senate Judiciary Committee Schedules Friday Vote for Kavanaugh

28 September 2018, 05:59 | Rodolfo Wallace

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The GOP majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee has refused to subpoena Judge. "That is what binds us to the rule of law", said Flake. "Each appointment to our nation's highest court (as with all others) is simply too important to rush to a vote". Both told their stories to the Senate Judiciary Committee during a almost nine-hour-long hearing.

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".

Flake, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was considered a key swing vote to confirm Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Corker says he plans "to vote to confirm him". Hirono also said Kavanaugh had been "credibly accused" but then lashed out at Republicans for "prejudging" Ford in advance of hearing her testimony.

If Dr. Blasey's allegation is true, the assault and Judge Kavanaugh's denial of it mean that he should not be seated on the U.S. Supreme Court. Kavanaugh said this not once but twice. Look at me and tell me that it doesn't matter what happens to me'. "I have never done this to her or to anyone". While almost every other Republican on the panel was leaning forward and appearing sympathetic to Kavanaugh as the judge angrily decried Democratic tactics and emotionally defended himself, Flake notably leaned back, at times with his arms crossed, at times scowling.

In this photo combination, Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. She added that it seems Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her over her clothes and attempted to take them off at a house party in 1982, "absolutely was wronged by somebody" but that person was not Kavanaugh.

She told the committee she feared Kavanaugh would rape and accidentally kill her during the alleged assault.

But many Democrats stood firm and expressed their continued support for Dr Ford, including Senator Elizabeth Warren who later tweeted "We believe her".

Flake just confirmed that he will vote for Kavanaugh today.

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But absent these further steps, how can Flake pretend that Judiciary Committee Senators - and he himself - have done everything they could to get as close as possible to resolving that uncertainty?

As noted by CNN, the letter came after the ABA gave Kavanaugh a "well-qualified" rating for the Supreme Court.

"And it is a time to talk with them honestly and even bluntly about what respect for others, especially respect for women and other marginalized people means in very practical terms_in actions and in words", Van Dyke wrote to the school community September 20.

Blumenthal criticized Republicans on the other side of the room who "have been silent" during the hearing.

Republican Senator Lindsay Graham lost his temper during his time to question Kavanaugh.

Following Thursday's hearing, the American Bar Association pressed the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation process so the Federal Bureau of Investigation would have time to do a more thorough background check.

Soon, a second protester, who also identified herself as a sexual assault survivor, joined in.

America is a leading Catholic Jesuit magazine that has been published weekly since 1909. Georgetown Prep, Kavanaugh's high school, is a Jesuit institution. It now involves the symbolic meaning of his nomination and confirmation in the #MeToo era.

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