Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarization — now encroaching on the court that the 53-year-old judge may well swing rightward for decades to come.
The outside counsel appointed by Senate Judiciary Republicans to ask questions during a hearing Thursday regarding the sexual assault allegation that California professor Christine Blasey Ford has pinned on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, says no 'reasonable prosecutor' would bring criminal charges against the judge.
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake voted with his GOP colleagues Friday on the Senate Judiciary Committee to advance the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh but also joined with a bloc of senators from both sides of the aisle in pushing for an FBI investigation of the sexual assault allegations that would be limited to one week.
ext week's plans for a public hearing to address a sexual assault claim against President Trump's Supreme Court pick were on the brink of collapsing Tuesday, after Democrats who initially demanded a hearing called for a delay, and were backed by a lawyer for the alleged victim, who said she wants an FBI investigation before any hearing is held.
Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman’s claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were high schoolers, hoping to salvage his endangered Supreme Court nomination with a risky, nationally televised showdown between the judge and his accuser.