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Monday, September 24, 2018

Sen. Graham Says Kavanaugh Rejection Would ‘Ruin His Life’

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

Republicans are painting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as the real victim for being credibly accused of sexual assault. And on Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made the absurd suggestion that simply denying Kavanaugh the rare privilege of sitting on the Supreme Court would “ruin [his] life.”

On Sunday morning’s edition of “Fox News Sunday,” Graham joined other Republicans in paying lip service to giving a fair hearing to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school.

But later in that interview, host Chris Wallace asked Graham: “Do you have an open mind on this, and is there anything that Dr.…

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Fox Poll: More Americans Believe Ford Than Kavanaugh

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The confirmation of Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is in greater jeopardy than ever, given that more Americans believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her than believe Kavanaugh’s denial.

According to a new Fox News poll, 36 percent of registered voters believe Ford’s account of Kavanaugh trying to rape her, versus only 30 percent who believe Kavanaugh’s denials, and 34 percent who say they don’t know.

The gap is even wider among likely voters, with 39 percent believing Ford, and 32 percent believing Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh’s yawning credibility gap compared to Ford could become even wider once Americans have had a chance to hear Ford’s harrowing account in an open, televised setting.…

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McConnell Told Trump To Stop Tweeting About Ford

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday called Donald Trump to tell him his tweets about Christine Blasey Ford were not helping Republicans’ efforts to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice, CNN reports.

Trump on Friday tweeted that Ford—who alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when she was 15—would have “immediately” gone to the police if the attack “was as bad as she says.”

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