Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats on Tuesday of opening "the flood gates of mud and muck" against Brett Kavanaugh as Republicans sought to portray efforts to derail the Supreme Court nominee over accusations of sexual assault in the 1980s as "the politics of personal destruction". On Friday, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona broke with his fellow Republicans and said that although he supported moving Kavanaugh's nomination out of the committee, he called for the FBI to investigate credible allegations against Kavanaugh.
Ford's lawyers, Michael Bromwich and Debra Katz, also questioned an apparent Federal Bureau of Investigation decision not to interview Kavanaugh, and expressed concern that the agency was not following up on witnesses and evidence they identified for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
"It does us no good to have an investigation that just gives us more cover", Flake said.
Ernst is among six Republican women in the Senate.
On that subject of keeping the American people's faith in the Supreme Court, Flake criticized Kavanaugh's temperament in last week's hearing on the uncorroborated, evidence-lacking sexual misconduct allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford and others against him. The official revealed the private conversations only on condition of anonymity.
"I didn't get the sense that this person even knew what the Kavanaugh case was about", said Oh, an emergency room doctor in California. Supporters of Judge Kavanaugh had expected Ms. Mitchell to be more combative, but she was more interested in being thorough. 'How did you get there?' I don't remember.
Schumer has made a request to McConnell that all senators be briefed on the FBI's findings at least 24 hours before a Senate vote to end debate on the nomination. They include notes from therapy sessions and video or audio recordings of a polygraph test she took.
"A man's life is in tatters", he said.
The footage angered netizens as the president's stance on Ford's testimony was contradictory to his assessment last week, when he claimed her testimony "was very compelling".
A representative of Ford's legal team had no immediate comment.
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Republican senators gathered for a closed-door meeting after the hearing and gave Graham a round of applause. Later throughout the hearing, several more Democrats would do the same, but Kavanaugh wouldn't answer.
A remark by President Donald Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh, spotlighted the gulf between #MeToo-era voters who've rallied against sexual abuse and conservatives who say the nominee is entitled to a presumption of innocence against uncorroborated allegations.
Ludington said Kavanaugh was trying to figure out whether a man at the bar was UB40 lead singer Campbell, who would have been coming from the concert and in his 20s at the time.
Trump, while discussing Kavanaugh's treatment, began rehashing Ford's testimony.
U.S. reports also say former classmates of the judge's who have stressed his heavy college drinking are not on the witness list. Smyth and Leland Keyser. Ford identified Judge as a witness to the alleged assault.
Kavanaugh denied the accusation, as well as allegations by two other women of sexual misconduct in the 1980s. "They've been woken up because of what's happening to Brett", he said. She faces three opponents in the nonpartisan special election for the remaining two years of Cochran's term: Republican Chris McDaniel and Democrats Mike Espy and Tobey Bartee. Patrick Leahy in an attempt to turn the tables on Democrats who have gone after Kavanaugh's beer drinking.
"We can't have this on the court. We simply can't", Flake said at an event hosted by The Atlantic.
Two other undeclared senators, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins said they are satisfied with the scope and pace of the FBI investigation.
President Donald Trump, who earlier described Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accuser Dr. It comes as Democrats have questioned whether he has been forthright about his drinking habits in his youth.
According to a 1985 police report obtained by the Times, Mr Kavanaugh was involved in an altercation at a bar when he was an undergraduate student at Yale University.
He wasn't. The man in question was then-21-year-old Dom Cozzolino, who was bleeding from the ear as a result of the altercation.