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Republicans defend Kavanaugh as more accusers go public
Supreme Court nominee denies the sexual harassment allegations vehemently, and his followers are branding the stories as purely political. Peter Doocy reports for ‘special report.’
Shortly after Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, delivered a powerful defense of the embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the Senate, the Supreme judicial Committee Republicans on Monday, the notes of the sound of both despair and resistance in the face of what they characterized as a “last-minute” compromise.”
“We are in the Twilight Zone when it comes to Kavanaugh,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., told Fox News.
“Let us to a conclusion,” added Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. “I think we ought to get it.”
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., also a member of the legal Affairs Committee, told Fox News: “I think they are going to ‘plow'” — referring to McConnell’s comment to the religious conservatives in the value voters summit on Friday that “we plow through it and do our job.”
The Republicans urged in McConnell to discuss the office Monday morning, “the General situation” in and around Kavanaugh nomination, judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told Fox News.
“We are in the Twilight Zone when it comes to Kavanaugh.”
– Sen Lindsey Graham, R-S. C.
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The Assembly McConnell drama followed by tables across the country televised floor speech in which he discharged his Democratic colleagues, charging that they had the anonymity of a Kavanaugh endangered the Prosecutor for political purposes.
“This shameful smear campaign has hit a new low,” McConnell said, noting that the Democrats had promised to stop, a generational shift to the right on the Supreme court of “all means” available. “Senate Democrats are trying to destroy a man’s personal and professional life.”
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McConnell reiterated that none of the allegations against Kavanaugh — including the claims published Sunday in The New York and last week in The Washington Post — had no first-hand confirmation, and vowed an up-or-down vote on the candidacy, after the scheduled hearing on Thursday.
Christine Blasey, Ford, the California professor, said that Kavanaugh had attacked more than three decades, is set to testify, along with Kavanaugh on this negotiation, after days of back and forth negotiations between Ford’s legal Department and Senate Republicans. None of the witnesses has Ford named, present at the house party, where Kavanaugh allegedly attacked, have you backed up your assertion.
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Despite the claims to the delay of the hearing until an FBI investigation of top Democrats including California Dianne Feinstein sen, on Thursday, to hear, still seems to expect. Ford said Grassley in a letter on Monday that “while I was scared, you know, my fear will not hold me back from testimony.”
The trial is scheduled to unfold in the smaller meeting room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, instead of the larger, more TV-friendly establishment in the Hart building with an apparent concession to Ford, who wrote to Grassley that they hope that the hearing would not “to a media-TV-show.”
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Some of the procedural details of the hearing remained uncertain Monday evening, including whether outside lawyers-not just senators-would be able to ask questions, Kavanaugh and Ford. The Republicans have been trying to avoid the look that all men share in the legal Affairs Committee has accused the question of a woman, her party nominated by sexual assault, while Ford’s lawyers requested that only the senators questions.
Fox News expects that both Grassley and Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the judiciary Committee, was returned to Ford the allegations in July, but only revealed earlier this month, will give you an opening statement at the hearing.
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Then it would minutes likely prospective five-rounds of questions from each senator, with a “mid-term” between Ford’s testimony and Kavanaugh’s testimony. Ford has requested that Kavanaugh is not in the room during your testimony. She has also requested that you testify to be able to, after Kavanaugh that would stop him from responding immediately to your allegations — a request Republicans rejected as unfair.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News on Monday, Kavanaugh appeared with his wife, Ashley, and decided the allegations rode against him, and said that he tried a “fair” hearing on Thursday.
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“What I know is the truth, and the truth, I have never done anything sexually to someone,” Kavanaugh Fox News’ Martha MacCallum said. “I want a fair process where I can say, my integrity, and I know I’m telling the truth. I don’t know that my life-long record, and I will, false accusations to bring me out of this process. I have faith in God and I have confidence in the fairness of the American people.”
Republicans on the judiciary Committee not to be expected, but to be able to vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation until Friday, the absolute earliest. That would mean almost certainly that the Supreme court would be without a ninth justice, when its next term Oct starts. 1, a date set by Federal law.
However, legal experts say, Fox News, a ninth justice could be set, the mid-term review and rule on cases that are in progress. And the court’s upcoming term is relatively free of blockbuster-perhaps by design.
“The work load for the next term] is pretty benign, if it leads to hot topics,” Adam Feldman, a Supreme court expert, the blog Empirical SCOTUS, told Fox News. “This makes me think that the judges were aware of the [Justice Anthony] Kennedy’s likely departure, if you start granting cases for this term.”
And for the handful of cases with a broader meaning, the judge was able to follow past practices and delay a judgment until a ninth of the judiciary sits.
“The concept of justice Scalia died, the court always has a plan, the most controversial cases for the argument that you don’t just plan, month after month after month, even as cases of grants, which were later planned, and argued,” John Elwood, a prominent Washington, D.C., appellate lawyer who has argued said a number of cases for the Supreme court, Fox News.
Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain and Chad Pergram contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.