19 September, 2018
(Same with Kavanaugh, of course.) If so much as one Republican gets aggressive with her, Democrats will mine it for "war on women" attack ads for weeks. Without Kennedy on the court, the justices are split 4-4 between liberals and conservatives.
White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters Monday that Ford "should not be ignored or insulted; she should be heard", adding that Ford should also testify under oath on Capitol Hill.
"Judge Kavanaugh is one of the finest people that I've ever known".
On Sunday evening, a pair of outgoing Republican senators said outright that the Senate Judiciary Committee should not vote on Kavanaugh's nomination until they talk to his accuser.
When Cooper pressed Banks on multiple occasions about whether Ford would appear on Monday if the FBI concluded an investigation by then, Banks claimed that "no legitimate investigation is going to happen between now and Monday" and "nothing of substance and nothing legitimate can happen by Monday".
Donnelly called the allegations serious and said the committee should hold off on the originally scheduled Thursday vote. But President Donald Trump telegraphed earlier Monday that that schedule might slow.
"A delay is certainly acceptable", Trump said in his Oval Office remarks.
Among the GOP defectors was Sen. "You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. - U.S. Senate, rather than hung from a tree".
Another undecided senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, said, "We have a woman who has come forward, she deserves to be heard, it's important that her voice and her story is shared".
There was enormous pressure on GOP Sens.
Sen. Susan Collins: "Well, that does make it very hard". Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her when they were both teenagers. "In the meantime, I hope Ms. Blasey Ford receives the respect and dignity to which she is entitled". Neither Collins nor Murkowski faces re-election this fall.
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Police committee chair Francois Beukman, who was shocked by this revelation, said that the figure was "unacceptable". He said the highest reported incidents of cash-in-transit heists are in Gauteng with 80 and KwaZulu-Natal with 30.
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They were expecting to be in SC for 10 to 14 days, according to a spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Pete Piringer. Shelves at a store in Raleigh, North Carolina, emptied of supplies as people stock up ahead of Hurricane Florence .
Ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos jailed for 14 days
"In January 2017, I made a bad mistake for which I paid dearly, I am ashamed", Papadopoulos had told the court in Washington. Papadopoulos disagreed in his own court filing , arguing he "cooperated fully" and provided "critical information".
With the #MeToo movement galvanizing liberal and female voters and already costing prominent men their jobs in government, journalism and entertainment, a hearing would offer a fuller vetting of Ford's charges but also present a politically jarring prelude to November's midterm elections.
After hours debating amongst themselves, top Republican brass chose to host another hearing slated for Monday.
Some Democrats raised questions about whether Grassley's plan was sufficient.
In television interviews on Monday, Ford's Washington-based lawyer, Debra Katz, said her client would be willing to speak out publicly.
Another Democrat on the panel, Sen. Grassley said on Tuesday that "the FBI is not doing any further investigation". The Justice Department, for its part, argued in a statement late Monday that it is the FBI's responsibility to evaluate any threat Kavanaugh may pose to national security, but that Ford's claim "does not involve any potential federal crime" for the FBI to investigate.
Democrats have felt a lot more confident in recent days that Kavanaugh's nomination could be toast, but that newfound optimism might evaporate if Ford decides not to attend the hearing.
In a statement issued Friday, Hill said, "I have seen firsthand what happens when such a process is weaponized against an accuser, and no one should have to endure that again". In 2007, Thomas said he was "naive" when President George H.W. Bush nominated him, and said fighting the allegations meant more than a seat on the Supreme Court. The only reason I am involved is because Dr. Christine Blasey Ford remembers me as the other person in the room during the alleged assault, ' he wrote.
Kavanaugh has denied that the incident occurred, and another man who Blasey Ford alleged participated in the assault has said he has no memory of it.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives with Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen.