By Tal Axelrod. President Trump called Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) “present” vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court “really unacceptable.”
“I think she will never recover from this. I think the people from Alaska will never forgive her for what she did.” Trump said in a brief phone interview with The Washington Post shortly before Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a 50-48 margin.
Trump predicted Murkowski’s stance on Kavanaugh would result in a tough primary challenge when she runs for reelection in 2022.
“She doesn’t run for four years,” he said. “She’s lucky.” (Read more from this story HERE)
By The Blaze. Even before it was clear that Judge Brett Kavanaugh had enough votes in the Senate to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, congressional Democrats announced intentions to investigate and potentially impeach him if they took control of the legislative branch.
Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982, has said through her lawyers that she wants no part of it, according to CNN.
“Professor Ford has not asked for anything of the sort,” said attorney Deborah Katz. “What she did was to come forward and testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and agree to cooperate with any investigation by the FBI and that’s what she sought to do here.”
It is yet to be seen whether Democrats would honor her wishes if they win big in November midterm elections. (Read more from “Democrats Now Want to Impeach Kavanaugh — but Ford Says She’s Had Enough” HERE)
Christine Blasey Ford’s Legal Team Slams Senate Judiciary Committee
By Politico. Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team slammed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday evening for their investigation into her claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school.
“We believe Christine Blasey Ford and we fully support her,” Ford’s legal team said in a statement. “Senators claiming to want a dignified debate should not repeat lies constructed by the Judiciary Committee that were cynically designed to win support for Judge Kavanaugh.”
Ford testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week that she was “100 percent” sure Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s, a claim he repeatedly denied in his own testimony.
Ford’s legal team and GOP committee staffers have argued for weeks over both her testimony and what additional evidence she would provide, if any, to the committee. Among the documents the two sides have debated over are the details of a polygraph test and notes from her therapist — the latter of which are said to document the first time she told someone about the alleged assault. (Read more from “Christine Blasey Ford’s Legal Team Slams Senate Judiciary Committee” HERE)