Kavanaugh, refusing to step aside, calls sex accusations 'smears'

Kavanaugh, refusing to step aside, calls sex accusations 'smears'

Delaying Kavanaugh's confirmation could allow time for doubts about him to take root or any fresh accusations to emerge. "The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out".

Democrats say that is all the more reason to halt the nomination process and let the FBI, which carries out background investigations for candidates to high positions, investigate them. "In my opinion, it's totally political".

The White House distributed talking points for its supporters in an attempt to discredit the New Yorker story, saying that Democrats had embraced a "new standard of guilty until proven innocent".

"He's a high quality person, he's a great intellect", Trump said in remarks to reporters at the United Nations, accusing Democrats of portraying Kavanaugh as someone he is not. I mean, I think, look; if you're in his shoes - and I know him very well.

Lawyers for California college professor Christine Blasey Ford, who said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party during high school, objected to the hiring of a female sex crimes prosecutor to conduct much of the questioning for the committee's 11 male Republican senators. Kavanaugh denies both claims.

In the Fox News interview on "The Story with Martha MacCallum", Kavanaugh said he's never done what he's being accused of - to anyone.

Trump added that Democrats were inept at everything except for obstructing Republicans' work and leveling false allegations at them, and expressed concern that the Kavanaugh saga might dissuade people from pursuing careers in public service.

"Many years after, I'll leave it at that", he answered. Deborah Ramirez described the incident after being contacted by The New Yorker magazine.

Fish and Wildlife Service
Dusky gopher frog. John Tupy Fish and Wildlife Service

Ramirez alleges that Kavanaugh drunkenly exposed himself to her and "thrust his penis in her face" at a dorm party in the 1983-84 school year when both were students at Yale.

According to Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), a member of the Committee, said he spoke with Ramirez.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY retorted that if McConnell believed the allegations were a smear, "why don't you call for an FBI investigation?" She made a decision to come forward after "assessing her memories" and consulting with her lawyer, the magazine said. Several Republican officials have expressed a willingness towards Ms Ramirez also speaking during those testimonies, though it remains unclear whether she will be provided that opportunity.

McConnell on Tuesday continued to defend Kavanaugh.

Women's March co-president Tamika Mallory (at microphones) and Women's March on Washington creator Bob Bland (2nd-R) address a rally against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in front of the court September 24, 2018 in Washington, DC.

She says her experience has pushed her to back Kavanaugh's accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who goes by Christine Blasey professionally. But their more immediate problem is they could fail to fill a Supreme Court vacancy before November's midterm elections, in which their congressional majorities could stand or fall based on how enthusiastic their base is. "I'm just being honest", said Senator Lindsey Graham. Last week he questioned why Ford had not reported the allegations to authorities at the time.

The committee also scheduled a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for Friday at 9:30 a.m. (1330 GMT). All three told investigators that they had no recollection of the evening in question, the committee said. She has acknowledged that there were "significant gaps" in her memory of that party.

More news: Luka Modric wins FIFA Best Player of the Year award

Related Articles

  • Iran vows to avenge deadly military parade attack

    Iran vows to avenge deadly military parade attack

    A spokesperson for the Ahwaz National Resistance told the Reuters news agency it had undertaken the assault. The attackers fired at civilians and attempted to attack military officials on the podium, Fars reported.
    Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

    Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

    Trump, speaking in NY where he was attending the United Nations General Assembly, threw his full weight behind Kavanaugh . One of the six people was Ramirez's best friend, with whom she shared intimate details of her life.

    Corbyn would back members on second referendum

    Labour has said it intends to vote against Theresa May's deal, if it resembles the Chequers proposals set out in the summer white paper.
  • Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3 Years Behind Bars For Sexual Assault

    Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3 Years Behind Bars For Sexual Assault

    USA television icon Bill Cosby , 81, has been sentenced to three to 10 years in jail for drugging and molesting a woman in 2004. Bill Cosby being taken away in handcuffs today at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Pennsylvania .
    Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct allegations, says never assaulted anyone

    Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct allegations, says never assaulted anyone

    As to the people who were present, I want to point out something important that I think is often lost in the conversation. Judiciary chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking committee Democrat Sen.
    Netanyahu says Israel will continue operations in Syria against Iran

    Netanyahu says Israel will continue operations in Syria against Iran

    Shoigu recalled that in 2013 Russian Federation suspended the supply of the S-300 to Syria at the request of Israel. For its part, Israel is wary of Iran's growing influence in Syria, bringing its archenemy closer to its borders.
  • San Antonio Spurs open camp without any of Big 3, Kawhi

    San Antonio Spurs open camp without any of Big 3, Kawhi

    After hearing the star forward laugh, it may be clearer now why he prefers not to wear his emotions on his sleeve. Everywhere we went, you'd see on ESPN or First Take: 'Kawhi-Spurs, Kawhi-Spurs.' It was a lot of drama.
    Instagram co-founders Systrom and Krieger leaving firm

    Instagram co-founders Systrom and Krieger leaving firm

    Facebook bought Instagram for $ 1 billion (about £760 million, AU$1.4 billion) in 2012, two years after it was founded. Since then, Instagram has surged further in popularity, while Snapchat's growth has been inconsistent.

    Kavanaugh Denies Fresh Harassment Allegations From College Classmate

    The second claim against Kavanaugh dates to the 1983-84 academic year, which was his first at Yale University. What's more, after weighing Ramirez's claims, other news outlets were hesitant to publish a story about them.
  • Yale Law School professors cancel class as students protest Kavanaugh nomination

    Yale Law School professors cancel class as students protest Kavanaugh nomination

    High-profile celebrities also chimed in on social media, posting photos in all-black and cataloging walkouts on television sets. Of course, these students don't have any more facts to go on than the rest of us do.
    Anderson beats Djokovic again to close gap on Europe

    Anderson beats Djokovic again to close gap on Europe

    Edmund then raced to a 7-2 lead in the 10-point tie-breaker that is used in the Laver Cup when the first two sets are split. An impressive return victor from Sock sealed the set 10-6, giving captain John McEnroe a little relief before day two.
    Europe does not fear anyone, says Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjørn

    Europe does not fear anyone, says Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjørn

    But many people thought the following video was real. I am very happy for him and extremely proud of him. It was great for the greater aspect of the game.