Washington Post Editorial Board Issues Rare Call To Vote 'No' On Kavanaugh

Henrietta Strickland
October 5, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, decrying what he described as "vicious" attacks against him while admitting he "might have been too emotional" during his hearing on Capitol Hill last week.

The editorial was published on the eve of a pivotal vote in his confirmation. If it passes, it could pave the way for a final vote as early as Saturday. "Not in the new FBI investigation".

It was not clear Thursday morning who had declined to talk to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but among the people who were interviewed was Mark Judge, Kavanaugh's high school friend who Christine Blasey Ford had said was in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her.

Kavanaugh and California professor Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the committee on September 27.

SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, 53, is doing damage control.

Among those arrested were actress Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski. Then, it will be sent to the Senate.

A second undeclared Republican, Susan Collins of ME, also expressed satisfaction with the probe, calling it "a very thorough investigation" and paid two visits to the off-limits room where the document was being displayed to lawmakers. Roy Blunt (R-MO) told reporters.

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, said she was "still reviewing" her decision.

After Ford and Kavanaugh testified before the Judiciary Committee, Flake said he would not vote for Kavanaugh on the Senate floor without an FBI investigation of the sexual assault allegation made against him.

His remarks come after liberals criticized him for his temperament during last Thursday's hearing.

"The FBI did a professional job and were not hindered", Graham said. The Judiciary panel's 10 Democrats said in a statement that based on their briefing and study of the document, "That is not true".

Kavanaugh writes his testimony "also reflected my deep distress at the unfairness of how this allegation has been handled".

Neither side specified what they were referring to.

White House spokesman Raj Shah rebuffed Democrats' complaints, saying, "What critics want is a never-ending fishing expedition into high school drinking". "But any responsible senator should insist on seeing them before casting a vote". Some said there were notes on interviews with nine people, though others said 10.

"The fact is that these allegations have not been corroborated". John Kennedy (R-LA), a Judiciary Republican told reporters.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said senators would sit around a rectangular table reading different sections of the report while a committee aide read other parts aloud. "They do not caucus in separate rooms".

However, it seems to have satisfied at least one of the GOP senators who were wavering on Kavanaugh's confirmation before the FBI took on the additional investigation. My time in high school and college, more than 30 years ago, has been ridiculously distorted. Kavanaugh has said stories of his bad behavior while drinking are exaggerated.

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