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Kavanaugh says daughter suggested praying for Dr. Ford
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh choking with tears, as he told the 10-year-old daughter Liza ‘ s proposal that the family pray for Christine Blasey Ford.
It is unknown whether Brett Kavanaugh ever walk through the front door of the Supreme court as the next Associate Justice.
But the Senate is wrestling with Kavanaugh in the future after the sexual harassment accusation by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford went to the public-a claim that, after they got into a dispute with her husband on a second front door to your house in California.
Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she and her husband winding up in couples counseling over a remodeling project in your California home. Ford said her husband could not understand why she wanted a second entrance door to the house.
“I insisted on a second door. An idea that he and the others disagree and don’t understand were able to bear witness,” Ford.
She says the alleged assault of Kavanaugh caused her a fear of the “claustrophobia. Panic.”
“This is the reason for the second door?”, sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, asked., the top Democrat on the Committee.
“Yes,” answered Ford.
The Senate judiciary Committee has not the implementation of the second round of hearings in the spacious room in the Hart Senate Office building, which serves as a Capitol Hill stage. Instead, the Committee of the senators, witnesses, the press and the 20 members shoehorned to the public, in a bandbox room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
In contrast to most of the listening rooms, 262 Dirksen a rear door is missing immediately behind the dais, for the senators, their assistants, and key witnesses to come and go. Instead, this room features a solitary door at the back of the room, flows in an office suite. A side door in the public hallway.
Ford and Kavanaugh were never in the room at the same time. U.S. Capitol police and other security officials brought the two witnesses through the door on the back. They had to navigate, a mess of tables and chairs were wedged against the walls, littered with Laptops, iPads, and coils of cables. Judiciary Committee staff sat together behind the senators, with hardly enough space for their legs and knees were wedged against the back of the chairs backrest occupied by their heads on the Podium.
The meetings with Ford and Kavanaugh turned in the winding, Baroque streets. But such things seem to unfold during the hearings of this magnitude.
Negotiations with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and law Professor Anita Hill were the first which featured extensive discussion about the placement of pubic hair on a soda can, and references to “The exorcist.”
The tableau with Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh are the first, where the witness foldable remodeling floor plans, the design of the high school year books and phone call from Kavanaugh, of the films “Animal House, Caddyshack, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
On several occasions, Kavanaugh, the Committee informed that he “likes beer.”
Kavanaugh tangled Vt with sen. Patrick Leahy, D -. on the question of whether references in addition to the nominee for the Yearbook photo of the “Keg-City Club (Treasurer)” and “100 barrels or Bust” were an accurate reflection of who he was. Kavanaugh tried to counter that narrative through the description of the time he spent volunteering in a Washington, DC, soup kitchen, and how he signed up for the track team to be “faster” as a wide receiver on his high school football team.
In an extended exchange with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Dr. I., Kavanaugh stated that he had vomited a “weak stomach” and discussed episodes, when he after drinking. He also said that he always had food problems with “beer and sharp.”
A further question Whitehouse asked other obscure Yearbook reference.
“It refers to swelling,” said Kavanaugh. “We were 16.”
The howls drew laughter in the courtroom.
Whitehouse continued his line of questioning, ask about other Yearbook-a reference to the “Devil’s Triangle”.
“It’s a drinking game,” said Kavanaugh. “A quarter to play?”
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., found that her father is 90 years old and sober, but has been in AA for years, because he “pursued by grace.” Klobuchar then Kavanaugh asked if it to remember at all occasions when he was passed out or not remember things after imbibing. Kavanaugh then the tables turned on Klobuchar asks you the same.
She didn’t answer.
After a Pause, Kavanaugh the witness table, returned, saying that he “should not have asked,” and apologized for the senator.
Klobuchar noted that you drink as a daughter of an alcoholic, she was mindful.
Sub-questions from sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Kavanaugh detailed 1990 trip to Fenway Park in Boston, while he was a law student in Yale. He noticed that Roger was Clemens pitching for the Red Sox, and George Brett played third base for the Kansas City Royals.
“It was a great night of fun,” said Kavanaugh.
The judge later changed his statement, saying senators who are not, in fact, play Board at the hot corner, the night. Instead, the Board was in the left field.
Board played in left field four times in his career. But in Kavanaugh mentioned, Brett was stationed in fact, in the shadow of the Green Monster.
A squadron of house members attended to listen to the hearing, much of the testimony. Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and Chellie Pingree, D-Maine., sat in the back. After Ford finished her statement, Pingree removed her glasses and wipe appeared to be a tear.
During his opening speech, Kavanaugh itself several times choked crack in his voice. Kavanaugh noted that even his ten-year-old daughter told her parents that she should “pray for the woman.”
If the Committee broke down after Ford’s statement, the Republicans are rattled seemed to be that they may be too short, matching your narrative. But Kavanaugh came swinging out, his voice echoing from the hearing room, the 26-Meter-high oak walls.
But Kavanaugh ‘ performance was but a warm-up act for Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C.
First it was Graham speaking at the time, each of the Republicans had ceded, her question-and-answer period, outside Republican Council, Rachel Mitchell.
“This is the immoral hypocrisy, since I have been in politics!” thundered Graham, neck veins popping and red turning.
The South Carolina Republican then crack in Democrats.
“Y’ all want power. To spit in God, I hope that you get it never” excoriated Graham, practically, before turning back to Kavanaugh: “You’re on the search for a fair process? Well, you came to the wrong town at the wrong time, my friend.”
Graham even accused of trying to his colleagues, morph Kavanaugh in the Bill Cosby.
And speaking of 80s TV shows…
The most visible witness at the hearing of Alyssa Milano, star of “Who’s the Boss”, a guest of Feinstein and an advocate for the #MeToo.
Milano said, you have seen Ford by E-Mail the Council if you wanted to talk, or “drink coffee.”
Although she was only a teenager at the time, Milano said she watched the 1991 hearings of Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill.
“It was so much a part of our daily discussion,” said Milano.
She thinks the fees this time, will Kavanaugh not to derail the way you derail Thomas?
“I know. We are in a different time. More than ’91,” replied Milano.
We know, on Tuesday. That is, if the Senate planned to execute, what should be the vote, a razor-thin confirmation.