If Kavanaugh's accuser won't testify Monday, just vote

An attorney for Christine Blasey Ford said Wednesday that the plan to move forward with a hearing about her client's sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "is not a fair or good faith investigation". Her lawyers wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee saying Ford wants to cooperate.

Republicans are rushing to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in spite of credible sexual assault allegations, and are unwilling to let the FBI investigate to determine whether those accusations are true.

"If it's truly Senator Collins' intention to side with Brett Kavanaugh over Dr. Blasey Ford, she will never again be able to claim the mantle of an ally to women or survivors, and that is not something that women will ever forget-not next week, not next month, and not in 2020 when she's up for reelection", said Hogue. If you are yet to make up your mind, you can read an argument for his confirmation and one against his confirmation on IrishCentral.

As with the other holes in Kavanaugh's credibility, his categorical denial doesn't actually make a lot of sense, if you just THINK about it. Kavanaugh says he wasn't at that party, but he's not been forthcoming about the parties he was at, where he did meet Ford. Here's what we know so far about the allegations, and their possible ramifications.

The development came after President Donald Trump showered sympathy on his embattled nominee and as Senate Republicans and Democrats fought determinedly over who should testify at a high-stakes hearing on the allegation just six weeks before major congressional elections. "Anyone who says so is peddling extremist ideology - not science - and has no business sitting on the Supreme Court". "She doesn't know how she got there, when it was and so that would logically be something where she would get questions".

Even worse, a schoolmate who supports Ford's account was forced to delete at least two social-media posts because her retelling directly contracted Ford's.

Kavanaugh has said he would appear at that hearing. None of the men deny knowing Ford when they were boys. She said it would be "disqualifying" if Kavanaugh was lying.

"There's never any excuse to rape, a crime that I think is nearly akin to murder because the rapist kills a part of the human soul". Meanwhile, President Trump dismissed the need for an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into her allegations.

"God and Man at Georgetown Prep" and another Judge memoir, "Wasted: Tales of GenX Drunk", were both featured in a Washington Post article Tuesday looking at Judge's writing in light of Ford's allegation. "That's sort of the first thing that happens, it's the woman's fault".

Under pressure from a bipartisan group of senators, GOP leaders delayed a judiciary committee vote on the the nomination, originally scheduled for Thursday, in order to allow for a hearing on the assault allegations. "He said very clearly and unequivocally, 'This did not happen'".

Ford alleges that at a party when both were teenagers in the early 1980s, an intoxicated Kavanaugh trapped her in a bedroom, pinned her on a bed, tried to undress her and placed his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream. She managed to escape after the SCOTUS nominee's friend allegedly jumped on them.


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