American Bar Association urges postponement of Kavanaugh vote

Spencer Underwood
September 28, 2018

Thursday's Supreme Court confirmation hearing was not a trial, as senators repeatedly pointed out, but Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation is quickly moving towards a verdict with the Senate Judiciary Committee set to vote Friday morning.

If all 10 Democrats on the committee vote against Kavanaugh, the spotlight would shine on Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who is retiring from the Senate after this year and has shown a willingness to defy Trump.

The Jesuit Review, a Catholic Jesuit magazine, didn't like what it heard during Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. "That is what binds us to the rule of law", said Flake.

"Each appointment to our nation's Highest Court (as with all others) is simply too important to rush to a vote", Carlson wrote. Both told their stories to the Senate Judiciary Committee during a almost nine-hour-long hearing. While, he said, it took courage for Ford to testify, there was no evidence to corroborate her allegations.

A key undecided Republican senator says he'll vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, and with every other vote likely decided, any two no votes would tank Kavanaugh's nomination.


Asked how he will vote, Flake said, "Let me process it". She said he put his hand over her mouth to muffle her screams, and testified, "I believed he was going to rape me". She is running for re-election in a state that voted heavily for President Donald Trump.

If Dr. Blasey's allegation is true, the assault and Judge Kavanaugh's denial of it mean that he should not be seated on the U.S. Supreme Court. But they said Kavanaugh was not the only candidate available.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination at 9:30 a.m. today, and if he makes it out of committee, the full Senate could act as early as next week. "I have never done this to her or to anyone". What really matters here is that Kavanaugh refused again and again at the hearing to say that he wants an FBI investigation. Why? She added that it seems Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her over her clothes and attempted to take them off at a house party in 1982, "absolutely was wronged by somebody" but that person was not Kavanaugh. She accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school.

Ford, who appeared anxious and nervous throughout, gave an account of her memories from the night of the alleged attack, with her voice frequently breaking as she spoke.

America had previously endorsed Kavanaugh, saying that "anyone who recognizes the humanity of the unborn should support the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh". "That's why I have the unanimous, well-qualified rating from the American Bar Association". "We continue to support the nomination of judges according to such principles-but Judge Kavanaugh is not the only such nominee available".

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