Publicado: Mier, Octubre 10, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

Anti-Kavanaugh protesters take to Capitol steps, arrests reported (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Anti-Kavanaugh protesters take to Capitol steps, arrests reported (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Site highlights each day to your inbox. "It's a wake-up call to why it's important to hold the Senate". "FBI investigation was done, is completed and Senate voted".

Although she refused to admit whether she believed Ford's claims that Kavanaugh assaulted her, Melania said that she believed that Kavanaugh is "highly qualified" said she was 'glad Dr. Ford was heard'.

The Kavanaugh saga however also forced the GOP to come down on the opposite side of the #MeToo movement, that has forced society to give greater credence to women who make allegations about powerful men and is now a significant political force. Kirsten Gillibrand, one of the Democrats who take to the Senate floor early Saturday to rail against Kavanaugh.

Yet Kavanaugh's path to confirmation seemed unfettered until Ford and two other women emerged with sexual misconduct allegations from the 1980s.

Kavanaugh has had his record and character constantly scrutinized and attacked by Democrats, media figures, and activists since President Donald Trump nominated him on July 9.

"We are having funding, so we are helping the countries, and we are working hard for helping them, and we will continue to help", she said.

In the hours before the vote, police arrested demonstrators who had broken through barriers around the Capitol and tried to climb the building's steps.

Even so, Collins said she hopes the ugly fight over Kavanaugh's confirmation will raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual assault.

"If you fail to stand up for the people of ME and for Americans across the country, every dollar donated to this campaign will go to your eventual Democratic opponent in 2020", the campaign website reads.

Kavanaugh would replace the retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was a swing vote on issues including abortion, campaign finance and same-sex marriage.

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Pirro started the segment by congratulating the president on Kavanaugh's swearing-in then asked about the accusations and whether any of those who came forward or promoted "falsehoods" should suffer "consequences". But she said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had found no corroborating evidence from witnesses whose names Ford had provided.

"Republicans are saying: 'Your voices just don't matter, '" Sen.

In a twist, Murkowski said she will state her opposition but vote "present" as a courtesy to Kavanaugh supporter Sen. Lisa Murkowski turned against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh quietly, uttering a single word: "No".

It was the closest roll call to confirm a justice since 1881, when Stanley Matthews was approved 24-23, according to Senate records. "It will not change the outcome of the vote".

Republicans control the Senate by a meager 51-49 margin, and announcements of support Friday from Republicans Jeff Flake of Arizona and Susan Collins of ME, along with Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia, locked in the needed votes.

Gillibrand says that after the way Anita Hill was treated by the Senate during the Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991, "we said it would never happen again".

The vote to confirm Kavanaugh, when it comes, will reconcile a cause that has unified and electrified the conservative movement dating to its rebirth as a modern political force led by former President Ronald Reagan.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that "We can salvage some decency here at the end", by rejecting Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. White House Counsel Don McGahn, who helped salvage Kavanaugh's nomination as it teetered, sat in the front row of the visitors' gallery for the vote with deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah.

Kavanaugh's confirmation was all but sealed on Friday when he won the support of key Senate Republican Susan Collins and conservative Democrat Joe Manchin.

Kavanaugh was accused by Ford in September of committing sexual and physical assault while they were both at a party in high school. Minutes after she finished speaking, West Virginia Democratic Sen. "We have a lot of work to do".

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