Alyssa Milano on Me Too's impact on Kavanaugh hearing

28 September, 2018, 17:43 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • Trump hits ‘con job’ on Kavanaugh before showdown hearing

While Republicans have suggested that the recent spate of allegations against Kavanaugh are politically motivated and created to prevent him from being confirmed to the Supreme Court, Democrats have said they favor an FBI investigation into the accusations before Kavanaugh can be confirmed - something which Republicans say is just a delay tactic. Kavanaugh angrily said he was innocent and the victim of "grotesque and obvious character assassination".

"If we agree on nothing else today, I hope on a bipartisan basis we can agree on how much courage it has taken for you to come forward, and I think you have earned America's gratitude", Blumenthal said. "At the end, I believe she retained her credibility".

"On the eve of another hearing where a U.S. Supreme Court nominee is facing allegations of sexual misconduct, she told a packed University of Utah audience at a preplanned lecture that the #MeToo movement has the opportunity to create long-term solutions". Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) asked Ford at the hearing.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Kavanaugh's chief defender, a man who melted down in a fit of histrionic rage at the sight of Kavanaugh getting confronted with the thoroughly credible testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, also cited the ABA's support for Kavanaugh.

He claims that the two witnesses are now at a "credibility tie" based on their accounts, assigning Kavanaugh the obvious motive to lie of getting a Supreme Court seat and Blasey Ford the less obvious motive of possibly having political reasons to want Kavanaugh off the court.

"She thought these yearbook statements were - quote - horrible, hurtful and simply untrue", said Blumenthal.

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The Republican senator also asked Kavanaugh, "Would you say you've been through hell?"

The heated exchange during a recess in the a high-stakes hearing where Ford vividly and repeatedly testified to her experience, addressing questions from Mitchell and Senate Democrats.

They have accused Ms Ford and the other women of making unproven allegations and have questioned why they had not publicly revealed them for decades. Mitchell will join in and ask questions of Kavanaugh as well.

"Absolutely", Ford said, later adding, "100 per cent".

Corrale said, "They are afraid that the perpetrator might have threatened them". An official involved in the process said the White House offered their own suggestions for female lawyers to conduct questioning, all of whom were rejected. She said she was pushed into a bedroom and onto a bed and that Kavanaugh got on top of her. Judge was in the room and encouraged the attack, she said. All the others, naturally, were always going to support him, and Thursday's hearing at which they pretended to want to give Ford's charges a fair hearing was all just playacting.

Ms Feinstein criticised Republicans who have rejected Democratic demands to slow Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation process and let the FBI investigate all the allegations, saying: "What I don't understand is the rush to judgment". 'The letter included my name, but requested that the letter be kept confidential'.

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