Throughout their riveting, nationally televised testimony on Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh served as Exhibits A and B for a tutorial on gender roles and stereotypes. I'm confident he will be confirmed in the very near future, ' McConnell told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning. He decried Senate Republicans for not pushing for a vote on his nominee's confirmation before the allegations emerged.
The letter marked a last-minute hitch in Judge Kavanaugh's nomination and came at the end of a tumultuous day in which Dr Blasey Ford, in an emotional appearance before the committee, accused Judge Kavanaugh of attacking her at a Maryland house party in 1982.
Attorney Michael Avenatti says his client is Julie Swetnick. It also issued a statement urging the United States senate to postpone the votes on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh up until the case launched by Dr. Ford was thoroughly investigated.
Republican Senators Bob Corker of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are considered the votes to watch. Republicans, therefore, are anxious to get to the climactic vote, while Democrats insist there should be a time-out to investigate the women's allegations. Mitchell was tapped to ask only a few questions before being sidelined.
Other Republicans who were thought to be on the fence like Tennessee Sen. She also claims this happened between 1980-1981 during which she would have been a college student.
But the federal judge turned the point against the senator, accusing Blumenthal of "dragging her through the mud". Kavanaugh said he "never assaulted anyone".
Hoping the hearing will yield no new surprises, the Judiciary Committee scheduled its own vote on Kavanaugh for Friday, and Republican leaders laid plans that could keep the full Senate in session over the weekend and produce a final showdown roll call soon after - close to the October 1 start of the high court's new term.
She said she saw Kavanaugh behave as a "mean drunk" at such parties and witnessed him "engage in highly inappropriate conduct" that included the "fondling and grabbing of girls without their consent".
Ford told senators that one night in the summer of 1982, a drunken Kavanaugh forced her down on a bed, groped her and tried to take off her clothes.
Durbin: "I want to know what you want to do, judge".
"I drank beer with my friends, usually on weekends. I don't think there have been too many surprises".
"I am innocent of this charge", Kavanaugh said, according to his written opening statement.
"Judge Kavanaugh tearing up when mentioning his daughter conveyed a man who was feeling sorry for himself", Cunningham said.
KTVU has not had a chance to speak with Swetnick or vet her claims, other than reading her declaration. This is where the party will have to make some hard decisions, such as policies and tactics, finding suitable candidates, and the general direction of the party, e.g., do they continue to embrace Socialism or return to a moderate position?
Swetnick and Avenatti did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Some supporters said they were moved to tears when he broke down.
Avenatti also represents Stormy Daniels, who alleges she was paid to keep a sexual relationship with Trump quiet.
"You needed to go to the cops", Graham said. "The lawyer to porn stars has just taken this debacle to an even lower level".
Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said he planned on voting to confirm Kavanaugh, saying in a statement that "I know it took courage for Dr. Ford to appear before the committee today".
The interview Kavanaugh and his wife gave to Fox News on Monday was intended largely to cast Kavanaugh in a "sympathetic" light and to humanize the man behind the allegations. Nevertheless, he said he "never did anything remotely resembling what Dr. Ford describes". "Do you mind telling me so I can read about him?" A source familiar with the matter provided the following details to CNN after notices were sent to Kavanaugh's and Ford's legal teams.