Kavanaugh sex assault claims were 'all made up'

Democrat Senator Joe Manchin speaks about his recent vote in the Senate to confirm Brett Kavanaugh Sunday Oct. 7 2018 at IHOP Charleston

The event is unusual for new justices.

The entirely ceremonial swearing-in, two days after he officially became a member of the high court, is unusual for new justices. The new justice's four clerks all are women, the first time that has happened.

Hirono also sidestepped Bash's question on whether Michael Avenatti, who represents porn star Stormy Daniels, hurt the Democrats' arguments against Kavanaugh's confirmation by representing a third woman to make allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. That NPR/PBS/Marist poll showed Republican voter enthusiasm surging during the Kavanaugh battle.

White House officials now say they view the speech as a turning point that changed the momentum as it appeared Kavanaugh's nomination was at risk. "That is who I am".

Republicans, however, may benefit most in the short term.

Mr Trump said Democrats had "tortured" Mr Kavanaugh and his family. A flawless person. The best student. But Trump went after her anyway, mocking her testimony and gaps in her memory as a rally crowd laughed and cheered."I thought I had to even the playing field", he said.

"It was very, very unfair what happened to him", the president said. False charges. False accusations.

Still, the Democrat said he'd probably vote for Manchin this fall. "We all toughed it out together".

"[Kavanaugh] said 'Mr. President, this is the greatest honor of my life.'".

He has vehemently denied all allegations of sexual misconduct against him when he was in high school and college.




Sen. Collins (R-ME) proved to be a crucial vote in the confirmation, even delivering a press conference to announce her decision to confirm Kavanaugh. Republican candidates in heavily Democratic states previously called for further investigation of sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh and their Democratic opponents said that wasn't enough.

Eighty-five percent of all voters in these districts say the Supreme Court is either important or extremely important in deciding their vote for Congress this year.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has railed against Kavanaugh's critics, said he was "proud" of his colleagues while Vice President Mike Pence, who presided in the Senate during the vote, called it a "historic day for our country".

"We were standing up for the presumption of innocence in this country", he said, "and secondly, we were literally under assault".

Which brings me to the second "no" - no more talk of impeaching Trump.

There are two big no's to come out of the Kavanaugh hearing - one that has been around for a while, the other that has just joined. Outside groups are culling an unusually long paper trail from his previous government and political work, with the National Archives and Records Administration expected to release a cache of millions of documents later this month. He was originally nominated in 2003, but Democrats held up his nomination for three years, arguing that he was too partisan.

Kavanaugh was officially sworn in Saturday night following the 50-48 vote in which he was confirmed by the Senate.

But when asked on Sunday, McConnell pointed to history and precedent.

Midterm elections usually go badly for a sitting United States president's party but here too, Trump is a wildcard and the first signs are polls showing Republican strength in the Senate forecasts.

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