Senator Flake's journey to defying Trump on U.S. Supreme Court nominee

Senator Flake's journey to defying Trump on U.S. Supreme Court nominee

Senator Flake's journey to defying Trump on U.S. Supreme Court nominee

Committee member Paul T. Moxley said in a statement to the Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh, "enjoys an excellent reputation for integrity and is a person of outstanding character".

The abrupt developments gave senators, the White House and millions of Americans following the drama at home hardly a chance to catch their breath after Thursday's emotional Senate hearing featuring Kavanaugh angrily defending himself and accuser Christine Blasey Ford determinedly insisting he assaulted her when they were teens. "I did say nasty things about the U.S. senate but I did not retreat".

"Judge Kavanaugh and Ms. Dolphin attended one high school event together and shared a brief kiss good night following that event", a statement from Kavanaugh's lawyers says.

"I would have stayed on the sidelines if he would have said: I drank in excess in high school, I drank in excess in college".

Dolphin told the Times she was unaware that she was the subject of the inside jokes between Kavanaugh and his friends in the senior yearbook, and said she had only found out "a few days ago".

A woman who signed a letter supporting Brett Kavanaugh after he was accused of sexual assault earlier this month called revelations from his high school yearbook that showed he and his friends reportedly boasted about their supposed conquests with her "hurtful", The New York Times reported Monday. She said she could not take a position on the nomination but she was proud of the work students and faculty have done to engage with the issues. Both Kavanaugh and Judge deny Ford's allegations.

'I like beer, I still like beer, ' Kavanaugh testified under oath in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She said she didn't tell anyone before this week.

Mr Kavanaugh denied he had or has a drinking problem.

Kavanaugh said that he was a virgin for "many years thereafter" his time spent at Georgetown Prep.

If anyone can understand what Christine Blasey Ford went through during her testimony Thursday, it's Anita Hill.

There is an immediate reason I write you today. As a general matter, he said he has never had a sexual encounter with more than a single woman present. Let me ask you something though: "if he is lying about how much he liked drinking and and whether or not he got drunk a lot - if he is not telling the truth about that do you think that is disqualifying for him in this nomination?"

"You never said to anyone, "I don't remember anything about last night"?"

For five minutes the two emotionally harangued him as he stood in the corner of an elevator, staring at the floor and looking up occasionally at them with a pained expression as they described their own experiences with sexual assault and pleaded with him not to agree to putting Kavanaugh on the court.

Now the chief executive of a software company in San Francisco, Roche told the magazine: "Is it believable that she was alone with a wolfy group of guys who thought it was amusing to sexually torment a girl like Debbie?" Ford says he pinned her to a bed, groped her and tried to remove her clothes.

When a reporter asked whether he wanted to respond to the women's questions, he said no.

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