She alleged Kavanaugh forced her onto a bed, groped her, and tried to remove her clothes while he was heavily intoxicated, all while his friend Mark Judge watched.
Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner argued recently that Democrats had "weaponized" crimes against women in order to smear Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
"If you vote no, you're legitimizing the most despicable thing I've seen in my time in politics", he said.
That's what happens when you lose credibility with your constituents, fellow Democrats, and those across the aisle you have to work with each day. "God, I hope you never get it", Graham scorned his liberal colleagues. He said before the vote that he, in agreement with Democrats, would be calling for a one-week delay to allow the FBI to investigate. It contains mildly objectionable language.
While addressing the Democrats who were questioning Kavanaugh fairly, especially considering hasn;t been an FBI investigation, Graham roared, "Boy, you all want power!"
Ford "was calm in a way every sexual assault victim is asked to be, lest they be written off as "unhinged" and "emotional" and, as a result, no longer credible", Campoamor said.
"This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons, and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups", Kavanaugh said. "If you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn't have done what you've done to this guy".
"Judge Kavanaugh tearing up when mentioning his daughter conveyed a man who was feeling sorry for himself", Cunningham said. And so it is possible that at the end of all this, Judge Kavanaugh will still get on the Supreme Court.
As far as leaking the original letter, Dr. Ford claims she only told Sen.
Hatch said the hearing was "worse" than the 1991 hearing for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas - which Hatch also participated in and which led to a surge in the number of women elected to Congress the next year. Kavanaugh denies the allegation.
Whatever Schumer chooses, the polls are tightening in several red states, and whether he likes it or not, the vote on Kavanaugh could become a major rallying cry for the GOP opponents who will castigate their Democratic counterparts for serving the interests of liberal elites rather than serving their constituents.
Nevertheless, she added, "I don't expect Judge Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or Jeff Flake or anybody to be held responsible for that". Graham asked Kavanaugh as he wrapped up.