McConnell Vows Quick Vote on Court Nominee Kavanaugh

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley Kavanaugh, will appear in an unusual - if not unprecedented - interview, in which they'll address the allegations of sexual misconduct the Supreme Court nominee is facing, with Fox News on Monday night. I'm not going to let false accusations drive me out of this process. The move is without parallel, as every Supreme Court nominee in recent memory has avoided media interviews during the Senate confirmation process.

McConnell's speech came as the controversy over Kavanaugh's confirmation took another twist when a new accusation landed late Sunday in a report from The New Yorker.

He said the charges "could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen for a candidate for anything". "I don't like to see anything that reflects negatively on him", MacCallum said in 2016.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear that, no matter what happened at the hearing, the full Senate would vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY and the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, California Sen. Schumer accused the Republicans of "a rush job to avoid the truth".

Feinstein, a top Democrat on the committee, called Sunday for a further postponement of the vote following The New Yorker's report on Ramirez's allegations.

Judge Kavanaugh has already released a statement denying the allegation.

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President Donald Trump nominated the federal appeals court judge in July to succeed Anthony Kennedy, who retired from the bench.

Careful not to assail Ford but firm in his denial, he said, "I am not questioning and have not questioned that perhaps Dr. Ford at some point in her life was sexually assaulted by someone at some place, but what I know is I've never sexually assaulted anyone". "The girls from the schools I went to, and I, were friends". He's good. I know his heart. He said that he'd never done anything like the episodes his accusers have described and that he didn't have sexual intercourse until "many years" after high school.

"I know there's pent up demand for women to get their day, women who have been sexually harassed and sexually assaulted, and I personally am very aggrieved for all of them", Conway said Monday during an appearance on "CBS This Morning".

Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, has said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 when both were high school students in Maryland.

The Post reported Sunday that Keyser said in a brief interview at her home that she still believes Ford, even if she doesn't remember the party.

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Any new nominee to the Supreme Court will likely not be confirmed in time for the November 6 USA midterm elections. Senior Republican staffers also learned of the allegation last week, according to the magazine, and expressed concern about the impact this new allegation could have on Kavanaugh's nomination.

But the allegations have left some Republican senators - especially two women who have spoken out in the past about sexual abuse of women - under pressure to weigh the accusers' stories.

The protesters wore black "Be A Hero" shirts and sat outside Collins' office chanting various slogans, including "we will not be silenced". She was told right after, and independently of Ramirez, not someone who was in touch with her, recounted exactly the same fact pattern, down to small details.

Senators from the Democratic Party in the United States were on Sunday looking into the allegations of sexual assault that a second woman made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Regarding Ford's testimony, there are still unresolved procedural and logistical issues, her lawyers said, including whether the Judiciary Committee's Republican senators, who are all male, or staff attorneys would question her. Ramirez and her attorney could not be reached for comment on the record.

Ramirez, who told The New Yorker that she had been drinking at the time, was initially reluctant to speak publicly "partly because her memories contained gaps", the magazine said.

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Conway said, "I don't think one man's shoulders should bear decades of the #MeToo movement" that has toppled powerful men across industries over the past year.

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