Publicado: Mar, Setiembre 18, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

Blunt wants to investigate Kavanaugh allegations

Blunt wants to investigate Kavanaugh allegations

The sexual assault allegations that surfaced Wednesday against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh - who is accused of attempting to rape a California professor when both were in high school in Maryland - coupled with the so-called "year of the woman" in politics, are creating an eerily similar feel to the state of affairs 27 years ago.

Kavanaugh said he's willing to "refute" her "false allegation" before the Senate Judiciary Committee "in any way the committee deems appropriate".

Initially the sexual misconduct allegation was conveyed in a private letter without revealing Dr Ford's name.

Sen. Susan Collins, one of the Republicans her own party has been working to ensure votes for Kavanaugh, tweeted that she wants both Ford and Kavanaugh to testify under oath in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The woman, Christine Blasey Ford, came forward on Sunday with her claim that a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her down and attempted to take off her clothes at a party around 1982.

"That's not going to fly with the Democrats, and I think you're going to get a hearing on the books, probably in the coming days", Baier said. To block Kavanaugh's confirmation, Senate Democrats will need to vote unanimously and secure the vote of at least two Republicans.

Deborah Katz, who represents Christine Blasey Ford, says her client considers Kavanaugh's actions "attempted rape". She began speaking anonymously about the alleged assault in July, after Kavanaugh was shortlisted to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Kavanaugh has "categorically" denied the allegations, a denial repeated Monday by the White House.

Ford's accusation, which became public only on Friday and her identity known only on Sunday, now threatens to derail one of the most consequential appointments to the nine-seat high court in decades.

The judge was seen arriving at the White House on Monday morning but there was no immediate explanation of the reason for his visit.

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She escaped when Mr Kavanaugh's friend jumped on them and everyone tumbled, she said.

"He is somebody very special", Trump said of his nominee.

We also know there will be no genuine due process in the Senate circus. "We want to make sure everything is flawless, everything is just right". The senator claims the allegations are "extremely serious and bear heavily on Judge Kavanaugh's character".

"I thought he might inadvertently kill me", Ford added.

Ford's decision to go public prompted some key senators to voice support for a delay in Kavanaugh's nomination process, which is scheduled to be voted on in the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.

The White House did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

"This has not changed", said White House spokesman Kerri Kupec on Monday. "He talked about pornographic materials depicting individuals with large penises, or large breasts involved in various sex acts", she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Banks said Ford struggled "mightily" with the decision to alert lawmakers to the alleged incident.

McConnell has said he would like to have Kavanaugh confirmed by October 1, the start of the Supreme Court's new term. Both Kavanaugh and Ford have said they will also testify.

CNN was not provided a copy of the letter sent to Feinstein, but a source who had the letter read the contents of a redacted version to CNN, in which the accuser who detailed her allegations to Feinstein wrote she had "received medical treatment regarding the assault" and said she expected it to remain confidential as she felt compelled to say something.

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