US Senate Brawl Over Kavanaugh Intensifies

Kavanaugh's yearbook raises eyebrows

Kavanaugh's yearbook raises eyebrows

She reportedly replied simply: "Brett Kavanaugh".

Kavanaugh was asked if there was any chance Ford misunderstood an exchange between them. "'Whenever I'm at a prep school party, I always treat women with Dignity & Respect.'" He said Kavanaugh's yearbook also basically disproves his claim he's "always" treated women with dignity and respect, especially Renate Dolphin.

"The truth is I've never sexually assaulted anyone, in high school or otherwise", Kavanaugh said.

Kavanaugh told MacCallum, "I never did any such thing". Kavanaugh's Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez told the New Yorker on Sunday that he had pushed his penis in her face and forced her to touch it during another drunken party. "But it's one thing for him to be able to talk about sexual assault; it's another thing to talk about drinking".

A national women's advocacy group on Tuesday evening projected messages critical of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh on the federal courthouse where he works in Washington.

But there's nothing ordinary about the stakes and circumstances of Kavanaugh's nomination, with Republicans fighting to get him on the court by the end of September and cement a conservative-leaning court for years to come.

Earlier, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska told the New York Times: "We are now in a place where it's not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified". They want the FBI to reopen its background investigation of Kavanaugh and look into the allegations against him.

Kavanaugh defended his high school behavior in a Fox News interview Monday.

The lawyer representing Christine Blasey Ford has sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley expressing concern over the Republican's hiring of an "experienced sex crimes prosecutor" for Thursday's hearing.

"When the public sees how this guy has been abused, I think it's going to, you know, have a surge in popularity", Oklahoma Republican Sen.

All of it may be for naught - late Tuesday, Senate Republicans announced that the Judiciary Committee will vote on Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court on Friday. "I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter ..." "As soon as the hearing is over, I plan to make known what I'm going to do but again, I go into it with positive feelings about him". "So Kavanaugh gets confirmed to the Supreme Court, OK?"

As Stewart notes, just a week ago Trump was careful to say that Ford deserved a hearing for her allegations.

He added: 'I can tell you that false accusations of all type are made against a lot of people.