Sen. Claire McCaskill: 'I Will Vote No On Judge Kavanaugh'

Cheryl Sanders
September 20, 2018

The split between Trump Jr. and Flake illustrates the differing approach that Republicans have taken in addressing Ford's accusations. He has told advisers that he is skeptical of Ford's account and the timing of the allegation, these advisers said. THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS the Senate Judiciary Committee should ask Judge and Smyth, if they can be bothered to subpoena their testimony.

While Ford's lawyers and Sen.

The statement again extended an invitation to Ford to speak to the committee. She has been the target of vicious harassment and even death threats.

A hearing on the allegations has been proposed for Monday, but Dr. Ford has said she hopes there can be an FBI investigation before she testifies in front of the Senate.

Kavanaugh and his accuser will now publicly testify at a hearing on Monday.

Prof Ford declined to testify unless the FBI begins investigating the judge.

Why did the Senate set a deadline?

A Republican senator lashed out Wednesday against Donald Trump Jr. for a weekend Instagram post mocking the woman at the center of this year's Supreme Court nomination fight.

"Nor is it tasked with investigating a matter simply because the Committee deems it important".

"The FBI does not make a credibility assessment of any information it receives with respect to a nominee".

Braun tweeted Tuesday that he supports Senate Judiciary committee Chairman Chuck Grassley's call to review the claims, which Braun characterized as "11th Hour" allegations against someone with a "sterling" record and "outstanding" personal reputation.

"Either her or her lawyers keep moving the goalposts, which is a little frustrating", Kennedy (R-La.) said on Wednesday.

On Twitter, King added that she had removed her statement from Facebook because "it served its goal and I am now dealing with a slew of requests for interviews".

What is the allegation against the judge?

A clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University named Christine Blasey Ford wrote Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in July to vaguely accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault when the two were in high school; Feinstein, curiously, just recently came forward with the claims. She said he pinned her on a bed, tried to undress her and clamped his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.

"Do not rush these hearings", she wrote in an opinion piece for the New York Times.

In the Facebook post, Ruyak calls Judge a "f*cking loon", adding that he was not surprised "this son of a b*tch is involved in the allegations of Kavanaugh attempting to rape a girl".

What are Trump and other Republicans saying?

"If she shows up and makes a credible showing, that will be very interesting, and we'll have to make a decision", Trump said Wednesday.

Julie DeVol told AP she didn't really anticipate the letter would provoke such intense interest, though she sensed Kavanaugh's critics "would do anything" to delay his confirmation vote.

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