Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

McConnell Slams Democrats for Timing of Sexual Assault Allegation Against Kavanaugh

McConnell Slams Democrats for Timing of Sexual Assault Allegation Against Kavanaugh

Because she was assaulted and didn't want a man like that on the Supreme Court?

Republican Judiciary Committee aides planned to talk to Kavanaugh by telephone Monday evening about Ford's allegations and hoped for a phone interview with Ford on Tuesday, said a person who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss arrangements that weren't made public.

The political implications were still being sorted out.

Feinstein announced Thursday that she had received a letter referencing an allegation against Kavanaugh but she did not provide specifics. Without Kennedy on the court, the justices are split 4-4 between liberals and conservatives.

"I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation", Kavanaugh said in a statement.

"I really think it.

I have never done anything like what the accuser describes-to her or to anyone", Kavanaugh's statement read, "Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday".

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy and the other nine Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee had called for a delay Monday in its consideration of the nomination until the Federal Bureau of Investigation can look into sexual assault allegations against him.

Ford, 51 and a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, says she was able to get away after a friend of Kavanaugh's who was in the room jumped on top of them and everyone tumbled. In June, findings from a Pew Research Center survey showed that 43 percent of adults said he has at least a fair amount of respect for women, while a 56 percent majority of the public said Trump has little or no respect for women. Election Day isn't until November 6, but early voting begins Friday in Minnesota and in roughly three weeks across several more states.

Republicans are certain to try to avoid a public airing of the allegations. Ford is willing to appear before Congress, and Conway urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear her testimony under oath.

"Anyone who comes forward as Dr Ford has done deserves to be heard", Grassley said in a statement.

In suburban Denver, vulnerable Republican Rep. Mike Coffman was more cautious.

The Supreme Court justices
The Supreme Court justices

Senate Judiciary ranking member Dianne Feinstein has known about the allegation for weeks and chose to keep it secret, including in her private meeting with Kavanaugh, McConnell said.

Republicans were perceived as too harsh in their questioning of Hill. Thomas went on to be confirmed.

A vote in Judiciary Committee is slated for Thursday, but several GOP senators, including Arizona's Jeff Flake, have said that the committee should hear from Ford before they move forward on Kavanaugh's nomination.

Some Democrats are using the development to go on offense.

Baldwin's Republican opponent, state Sen.

And in Tennessee, where Democrat Phil Bredesen is trying to knock off Republican incumbent Sen. "Ford by listening to her and hearing her story".

Trump won 41 percent of votes cast by women nationally in 2016 - despite the "Access Hollywood" tape, his habit of criticizing women's looks and the fact that his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, is a woman. "All the time. Especially when they are drunk".

A cautious Indiana Sen.

"This woman should not be insulted, and she should not be ignored", White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said during an interview on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends".

It looks increasingly likely as though the September 20 scheduled vote will be delayed in order to give Ford an opportunity to testify before the Judiciary Committee, and allow Kavanaugh to come back before the committee to respond to the accusations.

While his Republican challenger had little to say about the new allegations, West Virginia Democratic Sen.

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) isn't necessarily concerned by Christine Ford's allegations that Brett Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her when they were in high school.

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