R.I. senator says what he expects from Kavanaugh investigation

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Those details may be pertinent to investigating claims from Ramirez who described an alleged incident of sexual misconduct she said occurred while Kavanaugh was inebriated.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, has been critical of Kavanaugh all week as well, calling for an FBI investigation. Kavanaugh denies the allegations. The panel passed Kavanaugh's nomination out of committee Friday, but agreed to Flake's request to delay a final vote to allow time for an investigation.

Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee's ranking Democrat, says she honored Ford's request for confidentiality, and she did not ask Kavanaugh about the allegations in his confirmation hearings or in a private meeting. She told News4Jax that she believes the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be looking at Ford's testimony.

"They have free rein".

"I thought her testimony was very compelling and she looks like a very fine woman to me", he said. "And hopefully at the conclusion everything will be fine". Kavanaugh angrily denied the allegations that he assaulted Ford while they were both in high school, while she said she was "100 percent" certain he was her attacker.

When Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) requested a delay of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's full Senate confirmation vote to the Supreme Court, the swing vote GOP member made headlines - and some people weren't so happy. She's accused Kavanaugh and Judge of "abusive" behavior toward women and of being present at a party where she was raped.

The dramatic scene unfolded a day after Kavanaugh and an accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified in an emotional, hours-long hearing. "Out of respect for the integrity of the process, we will have no further comment at this time", Deborah Ramirez' attorney John Clune said in a statement to FOX31 Saturday.

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That is, literally, the opposite of what we would want out of a senator sitting on the Judiciary Committee in a moment like this. He said: "The second accuser has nothing". "Republicans don't even need to hear her before they move ahead with a vote", Sen.

With a CNN camera behind them broadcasting live, Archila and Maria Gallagher blocked the doors of an lift for about five minutes in an effort to confront Flake about his just-announced support for Kavanaugh, who is facing several allegations of sexual misconduct. She said he shoved his penis in her face, forcing her to touch it while pushing him away.

After the confrontation, Ms Gallagher said she did not intend to tell Senator Flake about her assault - she had never told anyone before.

Emma Scott, an 18-year-old University of South Carolina freshman from Charleston, South Carolina, said that, while she doesn't doubt Ford endured a trauma of some kind, she wasn't convinced it could be tied to Kavanaugh.

Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins and Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp have not said how they would vote.

"People need to know that when they take action, when we take action together, when we force our electeds to listen to our stories, that's how we actually change this country ..."

And it staves off the potentially catastrophic political optics of the move to "plow right through", in the words of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the process of giving Kavanaugh a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court in a manner that appeared in no way to be aimed at achieving a just result rather than a political win.

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