Trump calls Kavanaugh testimony powerful, calls for Senate vote

Trump calls Kavanaugh testimony powerful, calls for Senate vote

Trump calls Kavanaugh testimony powerful, calls for Senate vote

All ten of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote to President Trump Wednesday asking to postpone Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's hearing scheduled for Thursday until the FBI investigates sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Watch special coverage of the hearing beginning at 9:15 a.m. right here on ClickOnDetroit.

The hearing started at 7 a.m. PST.

The panel will see both witnesses face five minutes of questioning from each senator on the panel, or a lawyer if senators choose to yield their time.

Some Republicans and US President Donald Trump have called the allegations by Dr Ford and two other women against Kavanaugh part of a smear campaign. Ford said Kavanaugh pushed her into a room and pinned her to a bed. She says he held her down, covered her mouth, and tried to strip off her clothing.

After recounting what she remembered of the alleged assault, Sen.

"The Senate must vote!", he added.

"I would never do to them what you've done to this guy", Graham yelled, pointing at Durbin.

In his opening statement, he called the allegations against him, including from two other women who've gone public, "crazy stuff" and "all nonsense".

Ford said she could not recall all the details of the polygraph or how former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Jeremiah Hanafin was chosen to administer the test.

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She is co-director of a group that has raised money to give to Collins' election opponent in 2020 if she supports Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will both testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

During his time fielding questions, Kavanaugh revealed himself to be a bitter, bullying, temper tantrum-pitching sack of entitlement-truly the flawless Supreme Court nominee to reflect the Trump doctrine. "My responsibility is to tell the truth".

Feinstein asked Kavanaugh if he wanted to say more about Swetnick's allegations.

Ford has said Judge was in the room when Kavanaugh assaulted her in high school, a charge Judge has denied and said he has no recollection of.

Christine Blasey Ford testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. He could surround himself with female allies and family members in an effort to appear sympathetic and to attempt to shift the focus to his actions as a professional. He also didn't even introduce her (for someone who spent so much time talking about the importance of process, it was pretty illuminating how he missed this bit of formal senate process). In one typically astonishing point, after Senator Amy Klobuchar asked a very pertinent question about whether Kavanaugh has ever blacked out while drinking, the SCOTUS nominee turned the tables and asked her if she had.

"It could be a really important step forward - or it could be a very large wall in some ways, another hurdle, another obstacle", she said.

Senators handing their responsibility off to someone else, as the GOP has in this case, is highly unusual. He vehemently denies Ford's allegations and says that perhaps she was sexually assaulted by someone in some place but it wasn't him. His reaction to Thursday's testimony could be the clearest immediate indicator of Kavanaugh's fate. This is just completely made up, or at least not me.

During opening remarks, Chairman Chuck Grassley apologized to both Kavanaugh and Ford for the way they have been treated.

How will Democrats question Kavanaugh?

The Democratic senators usually begin with a longwinded monologue that is more of the norm of the grandstanding that happens at these high profile hearings.

Senior Senate Democrat Patrick Leahy was among those who questioned her bluntly about the attack, asking about her strongest memory of the incident.

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