Published: Tue, October 02, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Kavanaugh to Get Senate Vote This Week, McConnell Says

Kavanaugh to Get Senate Vote This Week, McConnell Says

Avenatti will howl, liberals will realize that Kavanaugh's about to be confirmed with Flake's help, and the soon-to-be ex-senator from Arizona will realize just how much Democrats "respect" him. "We actually need to find out what we can find out".

The administration denied it was trying to control the probe, which the Judiciary Committee said on Friday "would be limited to current credible allegations" and wrapped up within a week.

President Donald Trump on Monday defended his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and insisted the White House is allowing Senate Republicans to dictate the terms of the FBI investigation into sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh.

"If you listen carefully, Mr. President, you can practically hear the sounds of the Democrats moving the goal posts", McConnell said on the Senate floor Monday, comparing the allegations against Kavanaugh to the McCarthy era, when Sen.

"We certainly want the FBI to do a real investigation and we are working to make sure that that happens", Flake commented. Before Flake left the stage, there were new reports announced to the crowd that the White House had told the Federal Bureau of Investigation to interview anyone it wanted.

Originally scheduled to appear with Ohio Gov. John Kasich to discuss the Republican Party in the age of Trump, Flake's appearance was moved from Emerson Colonial Theater to the main stage at City Hall Plaza.

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And by "cash in", we mean "make a small percentage of their value from multi-billionaire team owners". He is in the final year of a contract that includes an $8.5 million salary. "It just wasn't.

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Republican senators have refused to call for an investigation. "I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process". Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota asked if he ever drank so much he blacked out, he snapped, "Have you?" He later apologised to her.

In an interview after he spoke Monday night, Flake doubled down on that threat but he left room for the possibility that he could still support Kavanaugh if it were found he had lied about his history with alcohol, as some former high school and college classmates of Kavanaugh have charged since his testimony. That's what you're telling me when you vote for him.

The majority leader had previously said Kavanaugh would be confirmed by October 1, but after four days of hearings into the nominee's background concluded, Democrats released an 11-hour bombshell that disrupted the process: An accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman, Christine Blasey Ford, while they were both in high school.

Flake has spent the last few days broadening the possibility that he may reject Kavanaugh's nomination when the full Senate votes. Amy Klobuchar on her own drinking habits, for which Flake said Kavanaugh apologized during a break.

"We're considering it here on the floor", McConnell said.

"It is surely a symptom of our disease that such a modest plea was met with rage from all sides", Flake said. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations. Jeff Flake, who said he would support Kavanaugh's confirmation before shocking the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday by calling for the process to be slowed so the FBI could investigate.

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