Trump shaken by Ford, but backs Kavanaugh after hearing

Trump shaken by Ford, but backs Kavanaugh after hearing

There was also tremendous anger on display, particularly in Kavanaugh's "blistering" opening statement, where he attacked Senate Democrats for holding onto Dr. Ford's letter and not acting on it until late in the nomination, and where he also went after the Clintons, the media, and the entire Judiciary committee in general for the delays in the process. On Thursday morning, that same committee heard from Ford who she said was "100%" certain Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the 1980s. He suggested a rejection of Kavanaugh's nomination based on these allegations would set a bad precedent as well. Shortly after, he was confronted in an elevator by two women who, through tears, implored him to change his mind.

Mr Flake clarified that he was backing the motion to send Judge Kavanaugh's nomination for a full vote on the Senate floor but would not support his confirmation without the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. Democrats have been calling for such an investigation, though Republicans and the White House have insisted it's unnecessary. The memory - and Kavanaugh's laughter during the act - was "locked" in her brain, she said.

Graham expressed sympathy for the Supreme Court nominee and his family, saying, "I can not imagine what you and your family have gone through".

White House spokesman Raj Shah said the administration believes "things are moving in the right direction" for Kavanaugh's confirmation and that the White House is continuing to engage with undecided senators.

"You have replaced "advice and consent" with "search and destroy, '" he said, referring to the Constitution's charge to senators" duties in confirming high officials.

Republicans are reluctant for several reasons, including the likelihood that further investigations could push a vote past the November elections that may switch Senate control back to the Democrats and make consideration of any Trump nominee more hard.

Ford, her voice sometimes cracking with emotion, appeared in public for the first time to detail her allegations against Kavanaugh.

His "yes" vote means Kavanaugh will likely be confirmed by the Judiciary Committee on Friday.

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Senate Judiciary committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has said they will move ahead with the hearing Thursday. Her statement includes a series of other serious allegations that CNN has not yet been able to corroborate.

He spoke after Arizona Sen.

However, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said his full support of Kavanaugh was conditional on allowing a one-week FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations the nominee has faced in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, there were signs that Thursday's remarkable testimony before the panel - in which Kavanaugh angrily declared his innocence and Ford calmly recounted the moment in which she says he attacked her - had registered negatively with two organizations whose support Kavanaugh had earlier received.

Sen. John Cornyn, who as majority whip is the second ranking GOP member in the chamber, expressed optimism following a Republican meeting Thursday night that Kavanaugh's nomination will be favorably reported out of the committee on schedule.

The Republican from SC then turned his attention back to Kavanaugh and asked: "Are you a gang rapist?" The incident might have had some impact - before the Committee voted, Sen. Grassley moves over - and I hope he doesn't because I think he's done a great job - I'm going to remember this.

Republican Senator Jeff Flake made a dramatic last minute intervention, asking for an FBI investigation.

The judge has denied the claims, saying in a Fox News interview that he has always respected women and was a virgin at the time of the accusations.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted along party lines to advance Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor.

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