Yale cancels classes to accommodate student protest of Kavanaugh nomination

Lawrence Kim
September 26, 2018

Several Republicans on the committee have said they want to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination shortly after the Thursday hearing. Blumenthal, almost everyone at this sit-in (and in DC) opposed Kavanaugh long before these allegations appeared and would continue to oppose him even if these allegations were withdrawn or undercut by testimony.

This aide added that there's a "51 percent chance" that Collins will vote for Kavanaugh.

The accusations of sexual misconduct lodged against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are part of a "vast left-wing conspiracy" and are being fueled by women's " pent up" frustration, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said.

"The allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are rightly causing deep concern at Yale Law School and across the country", Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken said in a statement.

Kavanaugh, a graduate of the university and the law school, was accused by a professor in California, Christine Blasey Ford, of assaulting her when they were at a high school party.

"How could I decide before hearing the testimony of Professor Ford?"

Fifty Yale faculty members have signed a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging the Senate to conduct "a fair and deliberate confirmation process". "The GOP and others better be very careful in trying to suggest that she is not credible", Avenatti tweeted, even as President Trump, Republicans loyal to him, and the conservative media questioned the bonafides of the women.

"We'll get nearly no Democrat, ' he said on the 'Geraldo in Cleveland" show on WTAM radio.

The student alleged that Chua then added: "I don't think it is a sexual thing, but [Kavanaugh] likes to have pretty clerks".

Flake, Collins and fellow Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Bob Corker are considered the ones to watch for a possible defection.

Some Democratic senators running for re-election in states where Trump is popular also have not yet announced their intentions.

Capitol Hill Police move the crowd back as protesters speak out against Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the office of Sen.

Demonstrators are arrested outside of Sen.

Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway told CBS that the accusations against Mr Kavanaugh sound like "a vast left-wing conspiracy", using rhetoric that echoed Hillary Clinton's 1998 description of allegations that her husband, President Bill Clinton, had had affairs.

"We hear you, we see you, we believe you", protesters chanted at the walkout in NY. Ramirez acknowledged gaps in her memory because she had been drinking at the party. "Because I don't believe it", challenged Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for the porn actress Stormy Daniels who jumped into the fray claiming he had another client who was also a victim of sexual advances by Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh says the event "did not happen" and that the allegation is 'a smear, plain and simple'.

The White House did not respond to the allegations on behalf of Kavanaugh.

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