At Las Vegas rally, Trump backs Kavanaugh, treads carefully around accusations

At Las Vegas rally, Trump backs Kavanaugh, treads carefully around accusations

At Las Vegas rally, Trump backs Kavanaugh, treads carefully around accusations

"I call upon the Federal Bureau of Investigation on their own to investigate this occurrence and all the threats she's undergoing", she added. "I think everything's going to be just fine". Kavanaugh said he "categorically and unequivocally" denies the allegation, which he called "completely false".

Ford has responded that Monday is out of the question because it does not give her enough time to prepare and to make sure of proper security, given the many death threats she has received since coming forward.

The Senate Judiciary Committee had scheduled a Monday hearing and invited Ford to testify then about what she has alleged happened in 1982 at a house party in suburban Washington.

Taylor Foy, spokesman for Republicans on the panel, said that Grassley "will consult with his colleagues on the committee".

Sen. McConnell charged that Senate Republicans must "wait out the obstruction" from Senate Democrats and that Kavanaugh will soon join President Trump's other nominee, Neil Gorsuch, on the Supreme Court.

"You've watched the fight, you've watched the tactics".

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"With the battle over the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court being charged by sexual assault accusations and at the nearly one-year anniversary of the start of #MeToo, you'd think that America would be split by gender on this", said Cliff Young, president of Ipsos. But she says California college professor Christine Blasey Ford's accusation Kavanaugh tried to rape her when they were teenagers should not be lumped in with the movement that has toppled men from the pinnacles of their careers. Ford claims that Kavanaugh pushed her into a bedroom and attempted to remove her clothes before she was able to escape. She said she will not go through with a committee interview if asked. He told evangelical activists at the annual Values Voter conference the Senate will "plow right through". "Facts don't matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.", Mr. Trump wrote. A much larger number of female Democratic senators are serving to highlight the optics of elderly, white Republican men interrogating a woman in defense of a judicial nominee whose commitment to Roe v. Wade is suspect.

The tweets came as a U.S. Senate committee was struggling with what to do about Kavanaugh, with Democrats demanding more scrutiny of him and Republicans trying to move ahead with a vote on his nomination in an increasingly volatile political climate.

Thirty three protesters were arrested outside of Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley's office in the Hart Senate Office Building Thursday afternoon.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves his home Wednesday in Chevy Chase, Md.

The email was a sharp turnabout from statements by Ford and her lawyers in the past few days, in which her insistence on an FBI investigation of her allegations and other demands had cast strong doubts on her willingness to appear.

Trump has often expressed support for Kavanaugh, saying Wednesday that "it's very hard for me to imagine" that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Ford.

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