North Dakota Senate candidate: Kavanaugh allegation 'absurd'

North Dakota Senate candidate: Kavanaugh allegation 'absurd'

Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer of North Dakota is seeking to clarify comments he made about a sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"These are teenagers who evidently were drunk, according to her own statement", he continued.

"I don't think he took ownership of his role in what happened", she said past year.

The report noted that Ford claimed Kavanaugh was "stumbling drunk" during the alleged attempted assault, but that she'd only had one beer. "Again, it was supposedly an attempt or something that never went anywhere".

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that he understood at the time of the Anita Hill hearing the gravity of women coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment or assault and the importance of how they are treated.

Heitkamp hasn't said how she'll vote on Kavanaugh, and Cramer has repeatedly tried to pressure her to support Trump's nominee.

Indeed, the Federal Bureau of Investigation took three days to investigate the allegations of sexual harassment submitted by Anita Hill and at the conclusion of that investigative review, the agency said that Hill's charges were unfounded.

Saturday was the latest in a string of tumultuous days for Kavanaugh, whose ascension to the Supreme Court seemed a sure bet until Ford emerged last weekend and provided details of the alleged assault.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee and Ford continue to negotiate on whether and when she'll testify, though the most recent tentative agreement has her and Kavanaugh up on the hill on Wednesday. "Of course, any allegation of this nature should be taken seriously, but absent significant evidence being brought forth immediately, I feel Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation process should proceed".

Former Vice President Joe Biden said on the "Today" show Friday that he thinks the FBI should investigate Christine Blasey Ford's claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"His comments were disturbing and representative of a bigger issue Congressman Cramer has with respecting women and victims of assault or abuse". "But I never attacked her".

Biden, however, defended his own conduct during the Senate Judiciary hearing with Thomas by saying he went on to sponsor multiple bills that helped women.

Cramer is locked in a tight Senate battle with Democratic Sen.

Heitkamp said earlier this week that the committee should investigate Ford's claims and she should be allowed to testify.

"You just can't expect to defame a guy who's got a stellar record and a stellar, almost ideal reputation, near as I can tell, character-wise, and be able to be the last word", the Senate nominee and congressman said. She said he pinned her on a bed, tried to undress her and clamped his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream, and that she escaped only when a friend of his jumped on the bed and knocked them all over. "You know, roll out an accusation that no one else can corroborate, and we believe the accuser without appropriate due process", he said.

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