Mazie Hirono Calls Susan Collins’ Comments About Christine Ford’s Allegation "Insulting"

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Kavanaugh's nomination was nearly derailed three weeks ago when California professor Christine Blasey Ford accused him of trying to rape her at a 1982 party when they were in high school.

Before her speech, protesters could be overheard chanting, "Vote no!"

"Shame on you!" protesters yelled from the Senate gallery.

She then voted to advance Kavanaugh's nomination and has said that she will vote yes on Kavanaugh' during the full Senate's confirmation vote on Saturday.

Democrats said Kavanaugh's partisan defense of himself, in which he said he was victim of a "political hit", was enough itself to disqualify him from the court. "It is, I have to admit, a great sense of accomplishment here".

In a rare question and answer session with the press in Egypt yesterday, the first lady, who's made an anti-bullying campaign her signature issue, said only that she's "against any kind of abuse or violence" and believes Kavanaugh is qualified for the post.

"Their strategy to capitalize on the "Me Too" movement for the political purposes backfired on them", Republican strategist Alice Stewart said of Democrats.

"We simply followed the tradition in America, which is if you have a party of a different - a different Senate of a different party than the president, you don't fill a vacancy created in the presidential year", he told "Fox News Sunday's" Chris Wallace.

Kennedy, (Retired) administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh in the Justices Conference Room, Supreme Court Building. "The democrats have become too extreme and too risky to govern", Trump said.

"I told him, 'You've got to be kidding me.'" Wade said.

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Kavanaugh's nomination seals a conservative majority on the nine-seat high court, possibly for decades to come.

The choice of Kavanaugh to replace retired justice Anthony Kennedy was controversial from the start - but the initial focus was exclusively on the conservative views held by the married father of two.

With next month's crucial mid-term elections on the horizon, analysts will be looking to see whether it influences the vote.

The Senate, under McConnell held no hearings and even refused to meet with the nominee.

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, who gained national notice during the confirmation fight for urging men to "shut up and step up" in the wake of Ford's allegations, said Democratic voters would be highly motivated to turn out and punish Republicans for the limited Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh following his hearing.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked about the prospects of impeaching Kavanaugh, and she said it "would not be my plan".

Hirono's assertion that there was corroborating evidence that supported Ford's story is false, as prosecutor Rachel Mitchell specifically noted in her 5-page memo on Ford's testimony.

Our country might be, how shall we say, fucked? .

"As I watch numerous Senators speak and vote on the floor of the Senate I feel like I'm right back at Yale where half the room is laughing and looking the other way".

Mr Trump tweeted that the demonstrators included female Mr Kavanaugh supporters who were "gathering all over Capitol Hill". Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), all voted to confirm Kavanaugh.