Brett Kavanaugh pens op-ed in WSJ: 'I was very emotional'

Cristina Cross
October 5, 2018

The protest began at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Barrett Prettyman Courthouse - where Kavanaugh now sits as a judge - and will culminate at the Supreme Court.

Late on Thursday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to Ford's legal team over evidence they would still like to receive including the therapist notes Ford has repeatedly referred to as documentation of her allegation against Kavanaugh as well as the materials from the polygraph exam she took in August.

And that has left a lot of people, including Senate Democrats, wondering just how complete this investigation was. "There's nothing in it that we didn't already know".

If the procedural vote passes, the Senate could move to a final vote as early as Saturday, one month before the November 6 midterm elections.

Campaign: Women attend a vigil in front of a court house in Brooklyn, New York, calling for the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be blocked.

Much of the focus Thursday will be on the reactions of three Republicans whose votes are considered key to Kavanaugh's fate: Flake, Collins and Lisa Murkowski, Alaska.

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Dr Ford testified that she could not remember the precise date or location of the alleged assault or how she got home afterward. Democrats and Republicans have erupted at one another during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, culminating in Republican Sen.

In a letter to President Trump, Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Judiciary Committee ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein discussed their understanding that "conducting background investigations on nominees has always been the FBI's standard practice, and it is common for such background investigations to be reopened when new information about a nominee becomes known". Incumbent Democrats Claire McCaskill in Missouri and Jon Tester in Montana have both said they will vote against Kavanaugh.

"I think women are going to turn out in very big numbers to express their opinion", Representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, told reporters on Wednesday. "Those fears have been realized".

Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations.

A woman from Virginia Beach shows her support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the East Front of the Capitol, as senators review the FBI's supplemental background check on him on October 4, 2018. "There is no time and no place for remarks like that", Flake said.

A Chicago native, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday said that Brett Kavanaugh's testimony before the Senate Judiciary committee last week convinced him that Kavanaugh should not be on the Supreme Court.

But 10 staffers on the Senate Judiciary Committee will have access to the report in hard copy so they can brief senators who have not have time to read it for themselves.

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Trump claimed the Federal Bureau of Investigation report exonerated Kavanaugh and expressed optimism about Republican chances in the November midterm elections, where control of the House of Representatives and Senate could be at stake.

Judge said in a statement he did not remember the incident but FBI agents spoke to him for three hours during their investigation.

Several Democratic senators that have come out against Kavanaugh said the judge doesn't deserve the presumption of innocence and one senator, Sen. Even among Democrats whose senators have been leading the charge against the nominee, 40% agree, and only slightly more (43%) disagree, but 17% are undecided.

"There are dozens of people out there that they could have questioned", Hirono told AFP.

Kavanaugh is accused of sexually assaulting a woman decades ago when the two were in high school. "I'll be voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh". It followed the FBI's early-morning release of its investigation, which President Donald Trump reluctantly ordered under pressure from a handful of senators.

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The Dodgers offense was able to get the job done against Rockies starter German Marquez as well, beginning in the fourth inning. Led by a 2-run homer from Corey Bellinger, the Dodgers jumped all over the Rockies from the opening bell and never looked back.

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