Key GOP senators make clear they want 'real' investigation on Kavanaugh

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Even if the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ultimately fails in the Senate, President Trump should re-nominate the judge ahead of the midterm elections and let the voters decide if they want him on the court, Sen.

The Republican senator who suddenly sits at the center of the explosive Supreme Court debate vowed Monday to ensure the FBI does "a real investigation" into President Donald Trump's nominee as he trekked across New England while exploring a possible run for president. Trump did not elaborate.In a statement to media, Chad Ludington, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh, said the judge was not truthful about his drinking during his Senate testimony last week and that at Yale, Kavanaugh was "a frequent drinker and a heavy drinker" who often got belligerent and aggressive when drunk.

Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing on September 4.

Durbin was among the Senate Democrats pushing aggressively for an investigation at a high-wattage Judiciary Committee hearing last week with Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

The apparent directive comes after Democratic criticism that the White House may have been trying to limit the scope of the investigation into sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.

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"I would hope that all the members of the committee would join me in saying we're going to abide by your wishes and we will have that investigation", Durbin said.

"I watched those senators on the Democrat side, and I thought it was a disgrace, partially because I know them", he said. "And he had a very, very, very tough life because of alcohol, believe me, very, very tough life", the president said of the older brother who died at age 43.

Deborah Ramirez has accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a party while they were both students at Yale. She said further that over a series of parties, she saw Kavanaugh "consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women during the early 1980s".

Schumer said Kavanaugh was "rudely interrupting" senators in a way he'd never seen from a witness.

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Trump has denied the allegations of sexual harassment and assault against him.

Given the unusual and clearly politically motivated treatment of Merrick Garland's nomination, many Democrats are convinced that, when they take back power in the executive and the legislative branches, the court should be packed with progressive votes.

Rachel Mitchell argued that that there were inconsistencies in Ford's narrative and said no one has corroborated Ford's account. Chris Coons, a fellow Senate Judiciary Committee member, to craft the agreement to allow space for a brief Federal Bureau of Investigation review.

Asked on the CBS program "60 Minutes" Sunday whether he could have had the gumption to call for such a delay if he weren't seeking reelection this year, Flake said, "not a chance". After that, in middle of the committee vote, Flake got up to huddle with Delaware Democrat Sen. "I think it's a very conservative party right now". He added he did not want the probe to become a "witch hunt" and that it should be completed quickly. Trump said. "You have to stay within reason".

"We've got to get it we can not allow ourselves to be pushed around", the president said, coming back to the topic of the nomination later in the speech.

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