Donald Trump: 'Scary time for young men' in US

Donald Trump: 'Scary time for young men' in US

Donald Trump: 'Scary time for young men' in US

"I just gave him the brief window to hear his conscience and say we shouldn't do this without a minimally professional investigation into these allegations", Coons said of his role. Monday, who similarly said that he fears more for his sons than his daughters and the chance they'll be victims to false accusations of sexual misconduct. Ford claims Kavanaugh sexually and physically assaulted her while they were at a party during their high school years, and has said Judge was also in the room.

Trump said he believed Kavanaugh did not lie during his Judiciary Committee testimony about the extent of his drinking in high school and college.

McConnell again seized on the way in which Judiciary Committee Democrats dealt with the original allegations raised by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, saying that it opened the door to what he described Tuesday as, "a deluge of uncorroborated, unbelievable mud".

Earlier on Tuesday, Iowa senator Joni Ernst, one of six Republican women in the chamber, said she plans to vote for Kavanaugh unless the investigation corroborates the allegations against him.

Mr Smyth also told the Federal Bureau of Investigation does not have "knowledge of Ford's allegations of improper conduct against Kavanaugh", Mr Bruce said. Many see her as the most likely Republican to flip and vote against Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh has denied claims of sexual misconduct by three different women - Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick.

Kavanaugh has denied Ramirez's allegation.

"I guess I want to say, 'Thank you, '" Walsh said.

But it's now emerged that Kavanaugh, 53, and his staff were reportedly sending text messages to former Yale classmates to underplay these allegations - before the story was actually published.

The votes of the three aforementioned Republicans and those of red-state Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, will largely determine whether Kavanaugh is confirmed.

The FBI investigation was launched at the urging of Republican Senators Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.

The process has taken months, starting with most senators meeting privately with President Donald Trump's nominee followed by a week of public hearings.

Schumer said Kavanaugh seemed willing to "mislead senators about everything from the momentous to the mundane" to ensure his confirmation.

The report says 21-year-old Dom Cozzolino told police that Kavanaugh threw ice at him for "some unknown reason".

"He has an opportunity to do something very special at some point next week", the mayor said.

When asked whether he thought a limited investigation would be enough to satisfy hold out Republican votes, McConnell replied, "We've asked them what they need, and this is what they have said".

Kavanaugh strongly denies the accusation, but President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans have instructed the FBI to investigate it and any other "credible allegations" against him.

"We debated the balanced budget amendment", he said and then added a dramatic mock yawn.

But questions about the investigation's reach mounted as additional witnesses came forward with accounts they wanted to present to the FBI about Mr Kavanaugh's behaviour. But he said the statements Kavanaugh is making now do matter.

While the women have spoken about Kavanaugh's sexual misconduct, another Yale classmate has revealed that he watched the SC nominee deliver his testimony under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee and couldn't believe how dishonest he was.

The White House had no immediate comment about Ludington's accusations.

A vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh has been delayed as the FBI investigates the claims, which he denies.

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