Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax

Brett Kavanaugh is the first member of the Supreme Court to hire an all-female class of law clerks

Only six of the 51 Republicans in the Senate are women. Forty-nine Democratic senators supported the resolution and they would have needed an additional Republican vote - besides Collins - to reach the 51-vote threshold for the measure to pass, though the GOP-controlled House would likely not have acted on the legislation.

"It's a great frustration", he said. Chuck Grassley does not expect the bitter fight over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation to detract from the collegial workings of the Senate Judiciary Committee he chairs. In his remarks Kavanaugh stated "Although the Senate confirmation process tested me, as it has tested others, it did not change me". He has denied the allegations. Trump has said Alaskans will make her pay. She assured the Committee she was "100 percent" certain it was Kavanaugh who assaulted her.

"Right now, Republicans are looking pretty strong".

The GOP rhetorical offensive also represents a flipping of the recent script, in which Democrats have accused Trump of intensifying divisions with nationalistic and at times racist appeals to his conservative base and personal attacks on political enemies. They need you to be fighting McConnell, particularly after the Brett Kavanaugh debacle. And second, Donald Trump, isn't he the guy who has everyone chanting "lock her up" 'lock her up?' Oh boy! "I'm going to evaluate what these votes are", Heitkamp said.

"Democrats have become too EXTREME and TOO DANGEROUS to govern", President Trump tweeted Saturday.

"Some people say it's of no use to do this, because Kavanaugh is on the court anyway, but it's important to stand in our power and be heard, to say, 'No, we do not consent to this, '" said Lisa Fithian, an activist from Austin, Texas, who organized Tuesday's protest. Republicans thought they would finally overturn the law as the court had eight justices appointed by Republican presidents.

"He'll have a two-year Trump presidency", Grassley said.

From the United States Senate floor, the Republican leader pointed out the former secretary of state's inflammatory battle cry to fellow Democrats earlier in the day.

"Far be it from me to complain about obstruction, I've done my share of it".

For Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., who is perhaps the Democrat in the most vulnerable position with the midterms only a few weeks away, there is no question of where she is focusing her time. Told her to "shut up" and stay quiet because people like you apparently believe assault victims are to blame. Republicans Lindsey Graham of SC and John Cornyn of Texas have been among those mentioned.

He also said he had little information about special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, but hopes it wraps up soon.

"I see the spirit the Republicans have and I really believe we're going to be successful", Trump reinforced.

"It's not my job to do a routine sort of daily critique of the president's observations", he said.

"I think that for Utah embracing Trump is embracing lying and cheating and incivility and I don't think most Utahns are OK with that", Thomas said.

Schumer tried to coerce Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to focus on health care last summer after McConnell cancelled the August recess, to no avail.

"That episode, if it occurs, would be in the portion of the government we haven't funded", he said.

Discipline under those rules could have ranged from Kavanaugh getting a private talking-to by the chief judge on his circuit -Garland - to a suspension from hearing cases and even to a referral to the House of Representatives for possible impeachment proceedings.



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