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Donald Trump: Sex assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh 'a hoax'

09 October 2018

"I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the awful pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", Trump said at the evening White House event.

The Kavanaugh nomination fight has left many Americans feeling emotionally beaten up and also raised the stakes for the coming November 6 election which decides control of US Congress - the nation's legislative branch.

The ranking member of the House judiciary committee, Jerry Nadler of NY, has said his party would investigate the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh if the Democrats reclaim the majority in the chamber. "I think, frankly, we are just less than a month away from an election".

Speaking at a White House ceremony, Kavanaugh said: "Although the Senate confirmation process tested me as it has tested others, it did not change me".

The teacher's tweet was posted on the same day that Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a bitterly divided U.S. Senate.

Trump didn't name his devilish opponents, but he has been critical of Senate Democrats and others who brought Kavanaugh's accusers forward and used them as levers of political pressure.

"We have noticed some energy pick-up on our side", said McConnell at a press conference in Kentucky on Monday.

The same question faces the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct after the White House successfully argued that the Kavanaugh allegations should not be conflated with the rest of the movement. "They know that the senators who are making these confirmation decisions are the people who are elected by their voters, and so as voters they have a role to play".

'The American public has seen this charade, has seen this dishonesty by the Democrats, ' Trump said. "Not only the tactics of the Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, but then those who literally have our members under assault".

"The crowd in front of the US Supreme Court is tiny, looks like about 200 people (& most are onlookers) - that wouldn't even fill the first couple of rows of our Kansas Rally, or any of our Rallies for that matter!"

Ultimately, every Democrat voted against Mr Kavanaugh except for Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

The nation's reckoning with power and who to believe about sexual misconduct has generated a new anger factor among the electorate and made the November 6 balloting a referendum on more than President Donald Trump. The final vote tally came down to 50-48 in favor of Kavanaugh.

Last week, Trump angered both Democrats and Republicans by mocking Christine Blasey Ford, who in testimony accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers.

Collins ignored the rather pertinent point that this history of betrayals of the anti-abortion cause by certain Republican-appointed Justices is precisely why Donald Trump was forced to make his unprecedented, specific pledge about the reproductive rights positions of future Supreme Court nominees. Heidi Heitkamp, who voted "no" on Kavanaugh. Since July of a year ago, SBA List's field team has reached more than 2 million voters at their homes in key battleground states and will be on the ground every day through Election Day.

"'I thought "Oh my goodness, he perhaps needs to withdraw", ' said Sen".

The Supreme Court plays a critical role in pro-life policy and has for decades.

Donald Trump: Sex assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh 'a hoax'