US President Donald Trump said he was looking forward to a Senate confirmation vote on his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday and said the conservative judge would do a "great, great" job on the court.
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"I have to tell you, it's really wonderful to be back home in Maine", Collins said at the outset of her remarks, a likely allusion to the flurry of attention and - according to her office, threats - directed her way.
Minority Democrat leader Chuck Schumer said Mr Kavanaugh did not belong on the bench as he had "obscured his views to the American people", "repeatedly misled the Senate" and delivered one of the "bitterest and most partisan testimonies ever presented by a nominee". Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, lined up behind the judge.
He was asked if he was sure that Dr. Ford named the wrong person, to which he replied: "100%".
Trump, throughout the day, insisted Kavanagh would not be tainted by the sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford and others that almost tanked his nomination, declaring he was "100 percent" certain his nominee was innocent. Kavanaugh has denied all allegations.
"The FBI interviews - and I read every single one of them personally on Thursday - were very helpful in my final decision because they produced no corroborating evidence", she continued.More news: Melania Trump tells Donald off when she disagrees with his tweets
Michael Bromwich, a lawyer for Ford, said in a tweet that Kavanaugh's confirmation capped, "A week that will live in infamy for the US Senate, permanently diminishing its stature".
The FBI interviewed Ramirez as part of a background check investigation opened by the White House.
Kavanaugh's confirmation was stalled by accusations of sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college, but Collins and others said they were won over by his forceful denials and a supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation report they say produced no evidence corroborating the claims. "Very happy about it". And we also believe in due process and fairness.
Gillibrand says women who've experienced sexual trauma are "tired of the same old scenario where the men are believed and the women are not".
Manchin was the only Democrat to vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation. But Susan Rice, who was President Barack Obama's national security adviser, is reportedly considering challenging Collins.
Yesterday, the GOP-controlled Senate voted to confirm accused attempted rapist Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by a margin as thin as Jeff Flake's conscience.
As Chief Justice John Roberts swore in Kavanaugh during a private Supreme Court ceremony, protesters demonstrated loudly outside, at one point rushing the steps of the court and banging on its ornate bronze doors while some sat on a Contemplation of Justice statue. "And I think this gave us the motivation and the opportunity to have the kind of turnout in this off-year election that would help us hold the Senate".More news: VP Pence Accuses China of Interfering in Midterms, Undermining Trump
Aside from the allegations of sexual assault, Mitchell said he didn't think Kanaugh would be a good fit for the court. So I could tell all my female supporters: "Psych!"
The senator was elected in 1996 and would be on the ballot in 2020 if she decides to seek re-election.
When asked about the millions of dollars raised by protest groups to defeat her in 2020 she says, "Let me say that the crowd funding effort was clearly an attempt to intimidate me and I don't react well to that". "Just understand what the agreement was among those who've contributed".
"Well, I put myself in his shoes".
"This is a classic quid pro quo as defined in our bribery laws", she said on "60 Minutes".
Protesters holding signs and chanting in protest told FOX 5 that they are angry at what Kavanaugh means for the future of issues in the country.More news: Nigeria president to run for second term with party endorsement