Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax

Desiree Burns
October 11, 2018

New Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in for a second time on Monday night during a ceremony televised on primetime television, and Jimmy Kimmel had a few words to say about it during his "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" monologue later that night.

The allegations - that Kavanaugh drunkenly assaulted Ford in high school - led to an emotional day of Senate testimony by Kavanaugh and Ford, two weeks of controversy, and a reopened FBI investigation that many Democrats found too limited to be legitimate.

ONE OF THE LETTER'S 107 SIGNATORIES is Democrat Elissa Slotkin, a top Pentagon official during the Obama administration who is challenging Rep. Mike Bishop (R., Mich.) in a suburban Detroit district. "Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception". Trump apologised to Brett and his family for the "terrible pain and suffering" they endured. "My focus now is to be the best justice I can be", he said with his wife and children standing nearby. Republicans thought they would finally overturn the law as the court had eight justices appointed by Republican presidents. This has cemented his status with the party's Right, which wants the court to overturn, among other things, the Roe v Wade ruling which granted women the right to abortion.

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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer told reporters Wednesday that the Democrats are gearing up to make a government overhaul package the first bill Democrats bring to the floor should they retake the majority.

Democratic aides acknowledge that their legislative hopes will likely be dashed by a Republican-controlled Senate, should the GOP keep control of that chamber, as well as President Trump.

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