Majority of Americans Say Kavanaugh Shouldn't Be On the Supreme Court

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"It was fabricated. And it's a disgrace", Trump said.

"I would hope that the court will not become ideological", he said.

Kavanaugh's nomination boosted an already overheated role for Democratic female voters, particularly decadesold sexual assault allegations that fit into the #MeToo movement and the judge's conservative legal approach that legal experts expect to chip away at access to abortion.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., made a beeline from the Senate confirmation vote on Saturday for Iowa and the Democrats' big fall fundraiser there.

Trump had once said he found Ford's testimony credible, telling reporters after she testified on Capitol Hill that "she was a very credible witness". Ford's allegations and the ensuing public scrutiny inspired women across the country to share their own stories of sexual assault, and many women reported feeling personally victimized by Kavanaugh's confirmation and the willingness of predominantly Republican lawmakers to overlook the attempted rape allegation against him.

Collins told Bash earlier Sunday morning, "I do not believe that Brett Kavanaugh was [Ford's] assailant".

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"The Senate's not broken", McConnell said.

Republicans, meanwhile, are pushing to pick up seats in increasingly Democratic Colorado and OR while keeping them in most of New England as well as the South and much of the West. He urged Kansas voters to send Republicans to Congress."You don't hand matches to an arsonist and you don't give power to an angry left-wing mob. Folks who feel very strongly one way or other about the issues in front of us should get out and vote and participate".

"We were standing up for the presumption of innocence in this country", he said, "and secondly, we were literally under assault". False charges. False accusations.

"So in fairness to him it needed to happen", McConnell told the AP.

Graham smiled, he said afterward, because the protests didn't work.

"The first lady regrets that she will not be able to celebrate with the Kavanaugh family on such a special evening, but she has a longstanding prior commitment she was unable to change at the last minute", the first lady's spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement first obtained by CNN.

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'The American public has seen this charade, has seen this dishonesty by the Democrats, ' Trump said.

Advisers and Senate leaders had urged Trump not to attack Ford publicly, anxious such a move would anger on-the-fence senators. But Trump went after her anyway, mocking her testimony and gaps in her memory as a rally crowd laughed and cheered.

Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing November 10, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC.

Murphy sent out a fundraising blast to his email list Saturday on behalf of Heitkamp, asking his supporters to join him in chipping in at least $3 to help defend Heitkamp's seat.

Mr Kavanaugh returned to the White House for a televised appearance on Monday (local time) with Mr Trump less than a month before pivotal congressional elections. At his confirmation hearings, Kavanaugh stressed that the independent counsel statute in Morrison was different from the current special counsel system which functions as part of the Justice Department.

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