Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
World News | By Sandy Lane

Kavanaugh Protesters Ignore Capitol Barricades Ahead of Saturday Vote

Kavanaugh Protesters Ignore Capitol Barricades Ahead of Saturday Vote

"I will move on that", Trump said Saturday when reporters asked her in Egypt whether she believed Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually and physically assaulting her more than 30 years ago while they were both at a party during their high school years. Kavanaugh has denied all the accusations.

Susan Rice, national security adviser to President Barack Obama, tweeted she would consider challenging Collins in 2020, saying she was deeply disappointed in Collins' vote. There would be no way to make it acceptable.

Today's vote comes after Kavanaugh faced accusations of sexual misconduct from Ramirez and other women.

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Murkowski and Manchin were two of the final holdouts on how they would vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation, along with Republican Sens. "Maybe I ought to say thank you". Gary Peters (D-MI) said on Saturday: "I think we should have focused on the serious allegations that certainly appeared very credible to me that would be our best course of action", CNN reported.

Kavanaugh's two-vote victory in itself underscored how unusually divisive his nomination fight has been. If three of those four vote for Kavanaugh, he is confirmed without Pence needing to jump in.

The U.S. Senate, as well as American voters, are bitterly divided over the Federal Bureau of Investigation report and the qualification of the judge for sitting on the highest U.S. court.

Republican presidents have nominated two women to the Supreme Court: Sandra Day O'Connor, who was confirmed after being nominated by President Reagan in 1981; and Harriet Miers, who President George W. Bush nominated and then withdrew following bipartisan criticism about her qualifications in 2005.

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No Republican woman has ever served on the Senate Judiciary Committee, while four of the 17 Democratic women now in the Senate do. That "nay" vote and the fact that the committee voted to move ahead with Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing caused a number of Democratic senators, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, to walk out in protest.

After weeks of intense debate, which has gripped the nation, the appeals court judge won vows of support on October 5, from two centrist senators, leaving no clear path in the Senate for Kavanaugh's opponents to block him.

Further complicating matters for the Republican leadership, Senator Steve Daines was set to be at his daughter's wedding on Saturday and has said he will not miss the ceremony.

"I never thought Judge Kavanaugh would withdraw", the Kentucky senior senator said. He firmly defended Kavanaugh and on Thursday at a rally in Franken's home state, as reported by the New York Times, he mocked the former senator for resigning amid his allegations.

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One woman held a sign saying "Predators Club" with pictures of Kavanaugh, Justice Clarence Thomas and President Donald Trump.

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