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Key GOP US senator concerned about Brett Kavanaugh's 'partisan' tone

Key GOP US senator concerned about Brett Kavanaugh's 'partisan' tone

Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democrats' leader from NY, accused Kavanaugh of delivering a "partisan screed" during the Judiciary Committee hearing last week.

Another witness, Patrick PJ Smyth, answered "every question" he was asked and told agents he had "no knowledge" of the small gathering Ms Ford described, according to his lawyer, Eric Bruce.

Mr Flake said he would ensure it is a "real investigation" by the FBI as Democrats demanded that Mr Trump give them a full readout of his instructions to the agency.

Mr Trump's remarks came as he reiterated his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is now facing sexual misconduct allegations by several women.

"What message that sends to women in America is that we are innocent until proven guilty in this country", said Ernst.

The bar brawl came to light this weekend when one of Kavanaugh's classmates, Chad Ludington, said he often drank with the Supreme Court nominee during their college days.

The president's comments came as the FBI investigates allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's pick to fill an empty seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. The signees also criticize the judge for indicating that he believes allegations made by professor Christine Blasey Ford and other women are "a calculated and orchestrated political hit" by members of the Democratic Party rather than acknowledging that the Senate must try to understand and investigate the facts surrounding the allegations.

Senate Republicans compiled the list of four witnesses. That the Senate hasn't voted yet is shameful.

GOP Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Jeff Flake are the other key senators.

The votes of the three aforementioned Republicans and those of red-state Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, will largely determine whether Kavanaugh is confirmed.

Ms Heitkamp, meanwhile, noted that Mr Trump himself called for a "broader" FBI investigation into the allegations.

"We'll get an Federal Bureau of Investigation report soon". Kavanaugh denies the allegations.

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"I think it's important that the results in some from be shared with the public", Cornyn said, adding that the "usual process" had been turned "on its head".

"We can't have this on the court".

At a Tuesday event hosted by The Atlantic magazine, Mr.

On Tuesday, while speaking with reporters at the White House, he acknowledged the rising suspicions about whether Kavanaugh had been truthful to senators on questions about his high school and college-age drinking habits. They forced the White House to open a supplemental background investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the judge.

Mr McConnell did not specify when exactly the vote would be held, but it is expected to be on Friday or Saturday. "It will be made available to each senator, and only senators will be allowed to look at it".

"Hopefully, they'll have a vote by the end of the week and it will be a positive vote, but it will be dependent on what comes back from the FBI", Trump said.

She lauded Trump and said to the crowd: 'Is he not the best president we have ever had?'

"He has grossly mischaracterized his relationship with alcohol", Schumer said, characterizing Kavanaugh as someone who "tiptoes around the truth".

The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to publicly reveal the figures, also said the party had logged 1,000 new small-dollar donors that day who had never previously given to the committee.

McConnell said Democrats are intent simply on stopping Kavanaugh's nomination, no matter what it takes.

"Judge Kavanaugh's lack of respect for our democratic institutions and women in positions of power in particular revealed that he does not have a judicial temperament and is unable to adhere to judicial professionalism", says the letter, from the women in legal education section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).