What’s next? Kavanaugh teamed up with James Spader to steal Molly Ringwald’s underwear and throw it into the pool where Phoebe Cates is sunbathing while John Cusack holds up a boom box over his head screaming “I want my MTV!’?”
Christine Blasey Ford, a California college professor, has said Judge was in the room when a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the early 1980s. Jeff Flake, a critical Republican vote on the Kavanaugh nomination, who expressed concern over the judge’s “tone” while engaging with lawmakers last week. The FBI had been directed to provide the summaries of their inquiries by Friday.
Judge’s attorney, Barbara “Biz” Van Gelder, said in a statement: “Mr. Judge has been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation but his interview has not been completed”. Kavanaugh did not want “to say if he threw the ice or not”, reads the report. “We hope that this reporting is inaccurate”, Ford’s attorneys wrote.
Citing unnamed Republican aides, the Wall Street Journal reported that the bureau could finish “as soon as late Tuesday or early Wednesday”.
Two women have now accused Mr Kavanaugh of sexual assault when he younger. Mr Trump is unlikely to make direct appeals to the lawmakers on the fence, as he does not have particularly close relationships with those senators.
That’s in keeping with past practice for other nominees – but Democrats say this time is different, given the stakes involved in the high court battle and the as-yet uncorroborated allegations that have been made against Judge Kavanaugh.
But Trump’s supporters also stepped forward to defend the President, saying that he was merely “pointing out inconsistencies” in her account.
President Donald Trump told reporters on the White House lawn that he still supports Mr Kavanaugh but said it is “a scary time for young men” who could become the subject of false accusations. “This is a very hard time”.
A campaign rally audience laughed as Mr Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in Christine Blasey Ford’s appearance before the US Senate Judiciary Committee. I don’t remember. How did you get there? Well, you think it was…? Nope! It was one beer.
He added: “How did you get there?” I don’t remember. Where was the place? “I don’t know”, the president continued, amid cheers from the audience. What neighbourhood was it in?
“We’ll have an F.B.I. report this week, and we’ll have a vote this week”, he told reporters Tuesday following a GOP policy luncheon, according to The New York Times. Ford said Keyser, a former professional golfer and coach, was downstairs when the alleged attack happened and was not aware of what was happening in the upstairs bedroom. In Ludington’s statement released Sunday he also mentions an altercation involving Kavanaugh: “On one of the last occasions I purposely socialized with Brett, I witnessed him respond to a semi-hostile remark, not by defusing the situation, but by throwing his beer in the man’s face”. That’s the only thing I remember.
Democratic Sen. Chris Coons said after speaking with White House counsel Don McGahn over the weekend he remained “very concerned” the FBI’s probe would be too narrow.
Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat from Hawaii, said, “We’re going to put a conspiracy theory believer on the court?”
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, considered a key swing vote on the nomination, believes the scope of the FBI’s investigation should include allegations brought by a third accuser, Julie Swetnick, but the senator is deferring to the FBI itself on who should be interviewed, a spokeswoman said.
“The goal posts keep shifting”, he said on the Senate floor as he accused Democrats of devising endless delays.