And each morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have lobbed not-so-veiled shots at each other from across the Senate floor. "They've tried to bully and intimidate us".
The summaries will first go to the White House, members of the committee have been told, and then to the Hill, where they will be made available to senators in a secured room, Corker said. However, senators would be doing so at a contentious time.
The report was arriving at a Capitol palpably tense over the political stakes of the nomination fight and from aggressive anti-Kavanaugh protesters who have rattled and reportedly harassed senators. Feeding the anxiety was an unusually beefy presence of the U.S. Capitol Police, who were keeping demonstrators and frequently reporters at arm's length by forming wedges around lawmakers walking through corridors.
"[McConnell] said we would vote this week", Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) told reporters, Fox News reported. "This entire process has been a disgrace and the only reason it has been that way was because Senate Democrats didn't do this the way that it should have been done".
"There is no chance in the world that they're going to scare us out of doing our duty", he said. "You're not helping", Trump ally Sen.
At a news conference on Monday, President Donald Trump decried what he described as "trauma" inflicted upon Kavanaugh, but nevertheless said he wants to see the FBI "do a very comprehensive investigation".
Following testimony from one of his accusers before a US Senate committee, an FBI background investigation was re-opened to examine the allegations.
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In a follow-up tweet , the Yale Law Schooler lecturer wrote: "Those are fundamental values we try to instill in our students. Earlier in the week, Swisher gave an interview to the Washington Post , after Kavanaugh denied that he drank excessively.
"The committee stands by its statement, which is completely truthful, " the committee Republicans said.
As he flew aboard Air Force One to the MS rally, Trump was also enraged by stories in The New York Times about Kavanaugh's high school and college years and alleging tax avoidance efforts by the president and his family, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, called it "wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable", and Sen. To discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who has traded barbs with Trump and will retire at year's end. "But I had one beer that's the only thing I remember"'.
Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week regarding sexual assault allegations.
The latest move by Trump came just hours after he had highlighted the possibility of false accusations against young men in the midst of a cultural moment brought on in the past year by the #MeToo movement.
But White House counselor Kellyanne Conway brushed off criticism of the President and bolstered the toughened White House line towards Ford. I don't remember. How did you get there? "He is a fine man and great intellect".
It's also worth noting that Ford's legal team had offered the Federal Bureau of Investigation her 2012 therapist notes that document her abuse allegation but has refused to hand them over to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The report will review allegations from California professor Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, and from Kavanaugh's Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez, who says he exposed himself to her at a party when both were freshmen. But background checks do not traditionally contain investigators' conclusions about who they believe is credible. If all the Democrats oppose Kavanaugh, Trump can not afford to lose the support of more than one Republican for his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tiebreaking vote.