American Bar Association urges Senate to delay Kavanaugh vote

American Bar Association urges Senate to delay Kavanaugh vote

Kavanaugh, meanwhile, insisted that his confirmation process has become "national disgrace", saying the allegations have "destroyed my family" and sullied his reputation. The full Senate, controlled 51-49 by Trump's fellow Republicans, could vote within days. "He will make a superb Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States", Bush said. He decried Senate Republicans for not pushing for a vote on his nominee's confirmation before the allegations emerged.

Visit Fox News for the entire essay. "They can't possibly both be right!" "They are giving the women a major chance to speak". "He's confident in his choice". Graham specifically cited the ABA, which he called the "gold standard", in making the case that Kavanaugh "lived a good life" and that "his integrity is absolutely unquestioned". "I wish that I could express the confidence that some of my colleagues have conveyed about what either did or did not happen in the early 1980s, but I left the hearing yesterday with as much doubt as certainty".

The committee now comprises 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats, leaving little margin for error for Republicans - if just one of them breaks ranks, the nomination will be left in limbo.

"Brett saved his bacon", said another person with ties to the administration.

Confirmation of Kavanaugh, a Federal Appeals Court judge, would cement conservative control of the country's highest court.

A student and practitioner of television, the President is highly attuned to the power of televised testimony and the emotional draw of a sympathetic character.

Following the hearing, Mitchell, an Arizona prosecutor experienced in prosecuting sex crimes, walked the Senate Republican Conference through the facts that were and were not established, according to Nebraska Republican Sen.

".@LindseyGrahamSC has more decency and courage than every Democrat member of the committee combined".

During a break in the hearing, some of Kavanaugh's strongest supporters gave no indications of wavering.

Ms Ford has said Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge was also in the room.

While the White House initially signed off on the plan, Mitchell was recruited and hired by the committee.

"Judge Kavanaugh tearing up when mentioning his daughter conveyed a man who was feeling sorry for himself", Cunningham said. The Republican lawmakers took over instead. "He embodied the anger so many sexual assault victims fear; the anger that keeps so many of us from coming forward".

Democrats lauded Ford's testimony as credible, fearless and, in the words of Sen. The silence disconcerted some aides, who are used to furious outbursts instead of hushed discontent. In Kavanaugh's testimony, he also said he was "100%" sure he did not sexual assault anyone. And it was no accident that Republican Sen.

In an election-season battle that is being waged along a polarised nation's political and cultural fault lines, Mr Trump and most Republicans have rallied behind Mr Kavanaugh. "It's a job interview for Judge Kavanaugh".

Three senators have not taken firm positions on Kavanaugh.

Flake was confronted in an elevator Friday moments after his pending "yes" vote was announced.

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