She then said her “greatest fears have been realized”.
He joked with the crowd that upon nominating him, he told Kavanaugh that he expected a quick and easy confirmation process.
Ford’s allegations and the ensuing public scrutiny inspired women across the country to share their own stories of sexual assault, and many women reported feeling personally victimized by Kavanaugh’s confirmation and the willingness of predominantly Republican lawmakers to overlook the attempted rape allegation against him. Susan Collins’ comments on Christine Blasey Ford “insulting” to Ford and other victims of sexual assault.
“We need healing”, Murkowski told reporters afterwards. “I’m sure some of them were well-meaning citizens, but many of them were obviously trained – to go to our homes up there, to nearly attack us in the halls”. It is one of the longer times they have been able to speak together since the allegations emerged. The threats have been unending.
Kavanaugh was officially sworn in Saturday night following the 50-48 vote in which he was confirmed by the Senate.
On the contrary, no senators are known to have been physically attacked during the Kavanaugh protests. But Walter Dellinger, who served as US President Bill Clinton’s top Supreme Court lawyer, says he thinks the justices will rise to the occasion. Because I have many friends that are Democrats. Even before Collins had announced her “yes” vote for Kavanaugh, the page had raised $2 million-declaring, “Either Collins VOTES NO on Kavanaugh, or we fund her future opponent”.
Banks said Ford “knows” who assaulted her, disputing the idea popular among some Republicans that Ford was assaulted but had mistaken her assaulter’s identity.
Kellyanne Conway, a senior White House adviser, said on ABC’s “This Week” that the focus should turn from Kavanaugh’s combative testimony and toward his 12 years as a respected appeals court judge in Washington.
“Here’s a quick look at some key information about Kavanaugh as he begins his lifetime appointment to the court”.
Katz said: “With Anita Hill, there was a full FBI investigation before there was ever a hearing”. That did not occur here. “That did not occur here, this process was far worse”. “Avenge her in November”, Carrey captioned his work, adding a voter registration link.
Terming Democrats’ opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court as “atrocious” and “a hoax”, US President Donald Trump on Monday said any effort to impeach the apex court’s judge would be “an insult to the American people”.
“We have a lot of women that are extremely happy – a tremendous number – because they’re thinking of their sons, they’re thinking of their husbands and their brothers and their uncles and others and women are, I think, extremely happy”, he said.
One video shows a group of protesters chanting “shut it down” as they pounded at – and tried to open – the locked Supreme Court during Kavanaugh’s swearing-in.
Trump and his fellow Republicans are hoping the confirmation of the 53-year-old conservative jurist will energize their supporters in the midterm voting when political control of Congress is at stake. According to a new report from Planned Parenthood, 25 million USA women of reproductive age “are poised to lose access to abortion immediately if Kavanaugh is the fifth vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade”. She went to law school at the University of Virginia.