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Trump says Kavanaugh accuser named the wrong person

09 October 2018

Ford's attorneys Debra Katz and Lisa Banks spoke to CNN on Saturday, shortly after Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate in a almost party-line votes as protesters screamed from the gallery. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said he would vote to advance the Kavanaugh nomination out of committee but only on the condition that the FBI be allowed to conduct a one-week investigation into Ford's and Ramirez's allegations.

Nearly as soon as Flake voted, he was out of the chamber, running along with Republican Mike Lee of Utah through the basement of the Capitol, across to the House side, past the room used for meetings of the House Republican Conference. As one woman was removed from the gallery, her bloodcurdling scream echoed throughout the chamber as the vote paused, waiting for quiet to resume.

His testimony came after that of Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of drunkenly groping her in the 1980s at a high school party. Afterward, Republicans declared that the FBI had not found any corroborating witnesses, while Democrats blasted the limited scope of the investigation, which they said ignored dozens of witnesses willing to corroborate allegations of sexual misconduct and lying under oath.

Kavanaugh's confirmation seemed all but sure on Friday when key Republicans and one Democrats, who had been undecided on the nomination, said they would support the judge.

"Without a Republican majority in the Senate, Judge Kavanaugh could well be the last Trump nominee for any post to be confirmed", he said in a statement shortly after the confirmation. Kavanaugh is the second Trump pick to make it to the Supreme Court, after Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed in April 2017 for a vacancy help open for for more than a year by Senate Republicans.

Saturday's confirmation marks more than the dramatic conclusion to a political battle that has waged for more than three months, and instead could mark an inflection point in a philosophical war that has raged for decades.

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Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy Saturday evening.

"We have differing views about the other qualifications of Judge Kavanaugh", the letter read. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who told reporters that while she believes Kavanaugh is "a good man", she also felt the confirmation process had become about something "bigger than a nominee".

Even so, Democrats called for Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination. That support all but assured Republicans of the votes they needed to push the nomination across the finish line.

Brett Kavanaugh is finally a Supreme Court justice.

"We must fight to preserve and protect the critical and fundamental American judicial principle of the presumption of innocence for all Americans, both guilty and innocent, both accused and accusers and regardless of sex, race, or economic status".

On July 9, President Trump announced during a primetime address from the East Room of the White House that he was nominating Judge Kavanaugh, who has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006. "The demons shrieking in the Senate Gallery know their time is short", he quipped. "Slow grip tightening to remind us we got above ourselves".

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Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) was in his home state during the final vote, walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.

In a floor speech later on Friday, Murkowski expressed sympathy for both Ford and Kavanaugh. The vote comes after Kavanaugh faced accusations of sexual misconduct from Ramirez and other women.

"Judge Kavanaugh will be an outstanding Supreme Court Justice", said Sen.

"Since right from the moment we announced, radical Democrats launched a disgraceful campaign to resist, obstruct, delay, demolish and destroy, right from the beginning", Trump said.

The office of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley went on the offensive by releasing statements this week meant to discredit Ford.

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Trump says Kavanaugh accuser named the wrong person