Bush advocating for Kavanaugh with senators

American Bar Association,Brett Kavanaugh,Christine Blasey Ford

American Bar Association,Brett Kavanaugh,Christine Blasey Ford

Mazie Hirono told reporters when asked if she would be in her seat in the Judiciary Committee hearing room when the vote is held.

More than a 1,000 fellow Holton-Arms high school graduates have also lent their support for fellow graduate Dr Ford and their belief in her accusations through a letter presented to Senator Shelley Moore Capito.

Trump borrowed a line from Kavanaugh, who cited the constitutional role of the Senate during the hearing to say that Democrats had "replaced advise and consent with search and destroy".

Republicans, including President Trump, have stressed that none of the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh made in the last several days has any first-hand corroboration.

Some of those questions were drafted by a young attorney named Brett Kavanaugh, who in a painfully awkward coincidence faced a similar onslaught of invasive queries Thursday from senators considering whether he should be confirmed to the US Supreme Court.

Her account, delivered in a soft and sometimes-halting voice, came as the judiciary panel began an extraordinary session that Republicans hope will let them salvage Mr Kavanaugh's chances of joining the high court.

Christine Blasey Ford went public with her story and her name in The Washington Post.

In the letter, originally sent to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, ABA President Robert Carlson said: "Each appointment to our nation's Highest Court (as with all others) is simply too important to rush to a vote".

After a day where Ford said she was "100 percent" sure that Kavanaugh had attacked her and Kavanaugh gave the exact same percentage of certainty that he hadn't done it, there was some question about whether any minds had been changed where it counted, in the Senate.

Her strongest memory of the alleged incident, Ford said, was the two boys' laughter.

Kavanaugh issued his own statement through the White House saying he's been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation before, done "background" calls with the Senate and answered questions under oath "about every topic" senators have asked.

As deferential and hushed as Ford's delivery was, Kavanaugh's was incensed and combative.

He repeatedly interrupted Democratic senators' questions, including on whether he would support their bid for testimony by Mark Judge, the friend whom Ms Ford has claimed participated in Mr Kavanaugh's assault on her. Republican senators have refused to call for an investigation.

"I did not find her allegations to be corroborated against Mr. Kavanaugh", Graham said.

Michael Avenatti identifies new Kavanaugh accuser as Julie Swetnick
Kavanaugh told Fox News in an interview broadcast Monday night that he has "always treated women with dignity and respect". There are multiple witnesses that will corroborate these facts and each of them must be called to testify publicly.

"I just wanted to let you know, I'm very sorry".

"How are you so sure that it was he?" Sen.

Later, he twice answered, "Have you?" when Senator Amy Klobuchar asked if he had ever passed out drinking. She ignored his query, and he later apologized.

The emotional tone continued as Sen.

"If you lived a good life people will recognize it like the American Bar Association has - the gold standard", he said.

As The Associated Press notes, "Republicans are concerned, among other reasons, that further investigations could push a vote past the November elections that may switch Senate control back to the Democrats and make consideration of any Trump nominee more hard".

They talked for approximately 30 minutes before a GOP conference meeting Thursday evening ahead of Friday's planned Judiciary Committee vote on whether to recommend Kavanaugh's confirmation to the full Senate.

Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

By the afternoon, White House officials remained rapt as Kavanaugh angrily denied a variety of allegations, and choked up as he discussed their impact on his family and young daughters.

"To my Republican colleagues, if you vote no, you're legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics", he said.

"I think it's overkill", said Sen.

But he moved beyond simple denials, accusing Democrats of targeting him to assuage political grudges.

Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., also praised Kavanaugh.

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