US President Donald Trump is facing criticism from fellow Republicans after he mocked a woman who says she was assaulted by his Supreme Court nominee.
Fischer has said she intends to support Kavanaugh, but added, “We’re going to see what the investigation brings, and let’s get the vote”.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate.
“We all know that the president can not lead us through this time”, Sasse said. But Democrats accused the administration of restricting the probe behind the scenes.
“Every single word Mr Kavanaugh has said has been picked apart … yet if anybody says anything about the accusations that have been thrown against him, that’s totally off limits and outrageous”.
The White House declined to comment.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, focusing on allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980s.
Senator Joe Manchin, one of the few Democrats who remain undecided, said the Federal Bureau of Investigation report would be instrumental in his decision. ‘How did you get there?’ I don’t remember. “Before I start jumping in, let me just read what they have and we’ll go from there”.
At a campaign rally in MS rally on Tuesday, the audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
However, as of Wednesday afternoon, senators did not expect to receive a full report of everything the FBI investigated in their week-long investigation – rather, they expected interview summaries without any drawn conclusions or summaries from the FBI, Republican Sen.
So far more than 500 law professors from almost 100 law schools across the country have signed the letter, according to a Huffington Post report, noting that eight of the signatures in the letter were from professors at Yale, where Kavanaugh obtained his law degree. Other Republicans have voiced similar concern.
Imitating Ford, he added, “But I had one beer – that’s the only thing I remember”.
As the Senate Judiciary Committee vote is now on pause pending an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh, this is probably the worst thing Trump could have done to help his case. Sen.
Although the FBI has yet to conclude its investigation, McConnell vowed Tuesday that a vote will happen on Kavanaugh’s nomination this week regardless of what the FBI finds. Judge, Smyth and Keyser say they don’t recall the incident described by Ford. She faces three candidates – Republican Chris McDaniel and Democrats Mike Espy and Tobey Bernard Bartee – in next month’s special election for the remainder of the two-year term. More than 1,200 responses to written questions from members.
The White House – through press secretary Sarah Sanders and others – has dismissed all the allegations against him as old news that had been litigated during the campaign.
“There will be plenty of time for Members to review and be briefed on this supplemental material before a Friday cloture vote”, McConnell said.
Senator Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, complained in an interview with Reuters that the White House had not responded to requests for documents detailing its instructions to the FBI about the scope of its investigation of Kavanaugh.
Three women came forward last month to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual harassment or assault during his high school and college years.
And despite the reports imminent delivery to the Hill, Democrats continue to raise objections about its credibility – specifically in the absence of Ford and Kavanaugh interviews.
However, on Tuesday night the president mocked her evidence about the alleged assault in Maryland in 1982 when she was 15 and Mr Kavanaugh was 17.
He said “Debbie’s story was believable and that Brett was frequently, incoherently drunk”. I don’t know! Upstairs, downstairs, where was it? President Trump said, role-playing a conversation between a son and mother.
“He said that “boofing” was farting and the “Devil’s Triangle” was a drinking game”.
“Where’s the house? I don’t know!”