Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Suze Orman: Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation is a 'devastating blow for women'

Suze Orman: Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation is a 'devastating blow for women'

US President Donald Trump has said the sex assault claims made against his new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were a "hoax" and "all made up".

Kavanaugh, who survived a bruising Senate confirmation process amid allegations of sexual assault in his youth, was "caught up in a hoax set up by the Democrats", Trump said.

Then came bombshell testimony from university research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her at a gathering when they were in school.

Nadler called the FBI investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh - which only lasted a week and was limited in scope - a "whitewash" investigation, according to the New York Times.

So, for Democrats, such as Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY, to say that they are going to investigate Kavanaugh for perjury and related issues if the Democrats take the House and/or Senate is not only premature, but a bad mistake, and one that will only redound to the Democrats' detriment.

The Kavanaugh confirmation has blown open the midterm elections from being a national referendum on Trump's stewardship to a raw emotional discussion over the lack of women in power and how to handle sexual misconduct allegations. "It was a disgraceful situation brought about by people that are evil".

If you have a Senate of a different party than the president, "you don't fill a vacancy created in the presidential year", McConnell said.

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Justice of the US Supreme Court.

NPR: "A Quick Look At Brett Kavanaugh, The New Supreme Court Justice" - "Justice Brett Kavanaugh became the newest associate justice of the Supreme Court when he was sworn in Saturday evening".

With tensions simmering, Pence got an earful from activists who booed and chanted "Vote them out!" as he walked to his motorcade. Many hugged or greeted Collins, who passed on running for ME governor this year to remain in the Senate. "I thought the way they conducted themselves, the way they dealt with a high-level, brilliant, going to be a great justice of the Supreme Court - the way they really tortured him and his family - I thought it was a disgrace".

Wallace pressed McConnell to explicitly say whether or not he would go forward with a Trump nomination in 2020.

According to a new report from Planned Parenthood, 25 million us women of reproductive age "are poised to lose access to abortion immediately if Kavanaugh is the fifth vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade". He emphatically denied the allegations.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has railed against Kavanaugh's critics, said he was "proud" of his colleagues while Vice President Mike Pence, who presided in the Senate during the vote, called it a "historic day for our country". "We are right in the middle of this president's first term", McConnell said in a floor speech in June. Yet Mr Kavanaugh is joining under a cloud. The main base of the Democrats has shifted so far left that we'll end up being Venezuela.

Liberal-leaning voters failed to show up-again-and Republicans took control of the US Senate, too.

Republicans now hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate, with several seats up for grabs in November. "If an opening comes in the previous year of President Trump's term, and the primary process has started, we'll wait till the next election", Graham said during an appearance at the Atlantic Festival in Washington.

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