NY Bar Association: FBI Must Probe Kavanaugh Allegations
- Author: Joey Payne Oct 02, 2018,
Oct 02, 2018, 1:15
At Thursday's Senate hearing, where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denied Christine Blasey Ford's allegations that he sexually assaulted her in high school, he repeatedly argued that he never drank to the point of blacking out, contradicting severalpeople who say he did. She called on students to use their power in their future careers to change the system and call out the boys-will-be-boys attitude she's seen as being prevalent throughout the Kavanaugh hearings.
"We make this request because of the ABA's respect for the rule of law and due process under law", it said in a letter to the committee. And not a moment before that.
'Brett was getting tapped in and he was incredibly drunk, in a ridiculous outfit and had to come up to me and sing a silly song, ' she said. "I've never sexually assaulted anyone", Kavanaugh said.
'This is about the integrity of the Supreme Court, ' she said.
Mr Flake voted to advance Mr Kavanaugh's nomination from the committee to the full Senate, but announced he wanted to delay a confirmation vote by a week in order to let the FBI investigate.
"I'm known to have a weak stomach and always have", he said, adding that it could be caused by "beer" or "spicy food". Both Kavanaugh and Judge deny Ford's allegations.
Kavanaugh avoided answering when asked by Democrats whether he would ask for an FBI investigation into Ford's allegations himself.
Following the vote, Coons said he and other Democrats wanted the extra week not to stall the confirmation process, but to investigate the allegations now before the committee.
"On Monday, I stood in front of your office", Archila, co-executive director of the nonprofit Center for Popular Democracy Action, told Flake.
"That's what happened to me, and that's what you are telling all women in America, that they don't matter", she said through tears.
Flake, cornered, shifted between looking at them and looking down. "I was completely astounded when I saw she signed that letter".
In his comments about Ford's testimony, Trump said, "certainly she was a very credible witness". The committee subsequently voted to send the nomination to the full Senate, though Senate Republicans later agreed to delay the full vote for one week to allow an FBI investigation of the allegations. I can't begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is frightful, hurtful and simply untrue. She said she did not tell anyone before this week.
"I would have stayed on the sidelines if he would have said: I drank in excess in high school, I drank in excess in college".
Among them was a group of Rutgers University students, who watched closely as the senators questioned Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor who accuses him of attempting to rape her when they were teens.