No copies will be made of the report, as is standard, so senators will have to go to the room to learn what is in it.
“One of our colleagues and his family were effectively run out of a restaurant in recent days”, McConnell said. Kavanaugh, 53, now a judge on the powerful District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, has denied the claims.
One of the final holdouts is Manchin, a Democrat up for re-election in a state that has voted for the Republican presidential candidate since 2000. If confirmed, he would deepen conservative control of the court.
The court’s nine justices are appointed for life and have the final say on some of the most contentious issues in U.S. public life, from abortion to gun control and voting laws. Appold, who is the James Hastings Nichols Professor of Reformation History at Princeton Theological Seminary, said that he first heard about the alleged incident involving Kavanaugh and Ramirez either the night it occurred or a day or two later.
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the 1980’s during a high school house gathering.
West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito – like Ford, a graduate of the Holton-Arms School – has said she supports Kavanaugh.
Prof Ford’s lawyer said eight people were not interviewed who could corroborate her claims, while Ms Ramirez’s lawyer said more than 20 witnesses were not contacted. The limited FBI investigation was begun late last week when Jeff Flake, a Republican hold-out on the judiciary committee, signalled he would not confirm Kavanaugh without further checks.
Senators received the 46-page report Thursday after it was delivered to the White House at 2:30 a.m. It is not meant to have the form of a conclusion or recommendation. One of his most vociferous supporters, South Carolina Republican Sen. “No new information”, he said.
Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Sen. She, along with fellow Republican Sen.
Notably, some could vote yes – and also, no – on Kavanaugh-related questions under the Senate’s always-interesting rules and traditions. Democrats want a briefing from the FBI about the investigation, but Republicans declined that request. “So we had people who knew what it was like when we didn’t have choice over our own bodies”.
A week from today, the reporters and Democrats who told us the FBI completed the Anita Hill investigation in less than a week will tell us the FBI needs more time now.
Richard Oh, an emergency room physician who lived in Kavanaugh’s first-year residence hall, said he contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation office in Denver to describe overhearing someone tearfully telling another student about an incident when Kavanaugh was a student at Yale. But he recalled details-which, he said, an eyewitness described to him at the time-that match Ramirez’s memory of what happened. Susan Collins (R-ME) says it appears to have been a very thorough report.
Kavanaugh’s emotional accusations and refusal to reply when asked questions he didn’t like or turning them on his questioner – as he did with Sen. And have we been getting reaction yet from lawmakers or from the White House? However, they did not take an oath to President Trump.
The Senate vote to confirm Kavanaugh is expected to come as soon as this weekend.
The party has only a 51-49 Senate majority. “We will win. A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter”, Schumer said. Some key Republican senators have said they were waiting to review the report before making a decision on how they would vote.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told reporters that Trump’s Tuesday night lampooning of Ford at a MS campaign rally was “just plain wrong.” Sen.
“I will be voting no on Judge Kavanaugh”, she said.