President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a "con game" to scuttle Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, forcefully dismissing allegations against the judge as Republicans began preparations for a pivotal hearing Thursday with Christine Blasey Ford, a woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's freshman roommate at Yale University came forward late Monday, describing Kavanaugh as "a heavy drinker" who became "aggressive and belligerent" when drunk. He and Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh assaulted her while both were teens in the 1980s, are set to testify Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
During her appearance, Conway mentioned that she thought it was odd that Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted women during his teenage years and then went on to hire and promote female law clerks.
Trump says: "This is a con game being played by the Democrats". I've known him for 17 years", she said, adding: "I know his heart. "She admits time lapses".
"And she said she was totally inebriated, and she was all messed up, and she doesn't know it was him, but it might have been him".
Now that the dreaded Patriarchy is finally coming down (whatever that means), let's ignore two of Ford's witnesses - PJ Smyth and Mark Judge (who have ZERO recollection of this house party) because ... they are men, and therefore members of that dreaded patriarchy. But... "I'm not going anywhere".
"I was never at any such party", Kavanaugh said during the interview.
The second accuser, Ramirez, "has nothing", Trump said.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is one of a handful of Senate Republicans undecided on Kavanaugh's confirmation.
To be confirmed, Kavanaugh will need the approval of 50 senators.
MacCallum, at moments early in the interview, resembled less an interlocutor than a coach, moving Kavanaugh briskly along through moments in which he got bogged down.
Ramirez is not scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The following week, I responded to more than 1,200 written questions, more than have been submitted to all previous Supreme Court nominees combined.
James Roche admitted he never saw Kavanaugh engage in any sexual misconduct against Debbie Ramirez and did not attend the party where Ramirez claims he flashed his genitals at her.
A former Yale university class mate, Deborah Ramirez told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a dormitory party.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who delivered a nationally televised speech on the Senate floor Monday defending Kavanaugh, vowed an up-or-down vote on the nominee after the planned hearing on Thursday. A smear campaign, pure and simple.
The vote for his confirmation has been postponed by Democrats, who demand an investigation into the allegations.. The panel's Democratic senators, four women and six men, were expected to question Ford and Kavanaugh but those details were still not final, Senator Dick Durbin said.
The White House continued to stand behind Justice Kavanaugh. "His family has suffered", he said in NY while attending the United Nations General Assembly. At the same time, she noted that Kavanaugh has been "unequivocal in his denial" of sexual assault allegations.