One woman's elevator encounter with Arizona Republican Sen.
Brett Kavanaugh is set to become the Supreme Court justice who inaugurates a conservative majority for a generation, after wavering Republicans closed ranks to give him sufficient votes for confirmation in a historic victory for President Donald Trump.
Kavanaugh strenuously denied all of the allegations.
In her speech, Murkowski said she was initially leaning toward supporting Kavanaugh but that the ultimate reason for her vote against the nomination was her concern that Kavanaugh did not possess the temperament to properly represent the Supreme Court.
"I think that the MS speech had a great impact, yes - I think it was a very important thing", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to a political rally in Topeka, Kansas.
Some Democratic lawmakers, who are poised to gain a number of congressional seats heading into the midterms, have floated the possibility of investigating Kavanaugh after he is confirmed to the Supreme Court. "Brett is a brilliant jurist who has faithfully applied the Constitution and laws throughout his 12 years on the D.C. Circuit".
Moments after Collins pledged to back Kavanaugh, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, in a tough race for re-election in West Virginia where Trump is popular, also declared his support. "I'm glad that Dr. Ford was heard; I'm glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard".
The Senate is expected to confirm Mr Kavanaugh later on Saturday.
"Very, very good", Trump said.
The first lady, who is wrapping up a four-country tour of Africa and spoke to reporters while standing in front of the Great Sphinx in Egypt, said her trip was "incredible" and "unforgettable" and that she hopes it sends a message that the United States cares about the welfare of other countries.
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Standing over his auto , the Briton said: "Austin is usually a good track for us, so I can't wait to unleash this beast there". Red Bull's Max Verstappen was third, 14.295 seconds back.
The vote to confirm Kavanaugh, when it comes, will reconcile a cause that has unified and electrified the conservative movement dating to its rebirth as a modern political force led by former President Ronald Reagan. "We will get you out of office".
The second time Koegler said Ford brought up the assault was in an email on June 29, 2018, two days after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his resignation. The Senate voting 51 to 49 to advance his nomination.
The outcome had remained in doubt, however, after one Republican, Lisa Murkowski, defied her party and voted against moving ahead.
"I think that they should be held liable", Trump told Pirro.
Some 164 people were arrested, most for demonstrating on the Capitol steps, 14 for disrupting the Senate's roll call vote.
Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin, and Saturday's roll call vote seems destined to be almost party-line, with just a single defector from each side.
Mr Manchin faces extraordinary political pressure. Protesters have roamed Capitol Hill corridors and grounds daily, raising anxieties and underscoring the passions the nomination fight has aroused.
A recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll showed in fact that the Republicans have narrowed the enthusiasm gap with Democrats in the past few weeks. But Collins said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had found no corroborating evidence from witnesses whose names Ford had provided.
Ford wrote Koegler an email saying that the person who assaulted her was the president's "favorite for SCOTUS", he said.
"Therefore I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court". "What she was trying to do was what she thought was the right thing to do as a citizen, which is to provide the information to the U.S. Senate so they could make the most informed decision possible. I testified with five people foremost in my mind: my mom, my dad, my wife, and most of all my daughters".