Protesters Gather Outside Supreme Court to Oppose Kavanaugh Nomination

Protesters Gather Outside Supreme Court to Oppose Kavanaugh Nomination”

This arrives hours before The Senate will vote for his confirmation on Friday morning, and reach a final vote on October 6.

"There's nothing in it that we didn't already know", Grassley contended, basing his comment on a briefing he said he'd received from committee aides.

Republicans, meanwhile, were convinced that the reports would back up the judge's vehement denials, and they emerged more satisfied, saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation found "no hint" of evidence to back up the women's claims.

In a potential sign of momentum for Kavanaugh, Sen.

Polls are showing that this nomination fight has animated Republicans like no other.

Another on-the-fence Republican senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, reportedly met sexual assault survivors in her office on Thursday. She told reporters she would not announce her position until Friday.

While some Democrats have lent credence to her claims, most senators have avoided them.

Brett Kavanaugh will "potentially, hopefully" be on the Supreme Court in short order, President Donald Trump said Thursday night to a crowd chanting "Kav-a-naugh" in Rochester, Minn. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, another red state Democrat, has not yet said how he will vote.

"We will not be hoodwinked by those who have tried hard to smear this good man, to drag him through the mud".

Senate Democrats want to delay the vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is having absolutely none of it. "No backup from any witnesses, including those specifically named as eyewitnesses by the people who brought the allegations in the first place", McConnell said. One senator said it was about 50 pages long. Notably absent from the witness list are Kavanaugh and Ford.

Mr Kavanaugh, 53, now a judge on the powerful District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, has denied the claims. Ford told the committee she feared Kavanaugh would rape and accidentally kill her during the alleged assault when both where high school students in Maryland. He provided no specifics.

He also said, "I disagree with Sen".

Schumer said he disagreed with Grassley's assessment that there is "no hint of misconduct" but declined to elaborate or take questions.

The FBI's report, which was delivered to Capitol Hill in the wee hours of Thursday morning (Oct 4), is being kept in a secure room known as a SCIF - a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility - located in the underground visitor's complex in the Capitol.

Her powerful account, along with Kavanaugh's angry rebuttal, has divided the country, rekindling the national conversation on sexual misconduct and the burden of proof in the #MeToo era. Kavanaugh denies the allegations. The fact is that these allegations have not been corroborated.

Read the full survey here. "They're so swamped", she said.

Thousands of mainly female demonstrators marched on Thursday through the nation's capital, starting at the appeals court where Judge Kavanaugh now presides.

It also appears increasingly unlikely the public will get to see the FBI's findings.

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee tweeted that Kavanaugh's six earlier background checks found no such issues. Dick Durbin noted that, because the background checks are confidential, the Democrats are limited in what they can say publicly about them.

But Democrats in a letter Wednesday to Chairman Chuck Grassley said information in the GOP's social media posting "is not accurate". But she's left no doubt where she stands on Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh is accused of sexually assaulting a woman decades ago when the two were in high school. Ford can't remember key details, Ramirez isn't sure that Kavanaugh was even at the party where he allegedly exposed himself, Swetnick's story has been torn apart by everyone.

Associated Press writers Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo, Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller, Padmananda Rama, Matthew Daly, Mary Clare Jalonick and Kevin Freking contributed.

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