At the end of the two-day hearings, the voting of representatives of two parties (11 Republicans and 10 Democrats) ended in favor of Brett Cavanaugh. Previously, the candidature of Cavanaugh was supported by Donald Trump.
In Washington, hearings ended, based on accusations of Dr. Christine Blazy Ford in sexual harassment and rape by Brett Cavanaugh, while she was a teenager. Later, several other women joined the accusations, who also told about similar incidents that they had with Cavanaugh, but they did not find the necessary confirmation.
Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. The Senate must vote!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2018
Judge Cavanaugh showed America why I nominated him. His performance was powerful, honest and exciting. Democracy Strategy. aimed at destruction, is disgraceful, and this process has become an absolutely false attempt to obstruct and resist (to Cavanaugh’s appointment). The Senate must vote! ”
During the meeting in the Senate, journalists and supporters of Dr. Ford organized their own protest to the figure of Cavanaugh and a possible decision on his candidacy.
The protest here is deafening in Dirksen pic.twitter.com/NDeou0iv23
— Lauren Fox (@FoxReports) September 28, 2018
Cavanaugh himself refused to be present in the hall during the speech of Christine Ford, considering all these accusations as insolent lies, directed, first of all, on Trump himself. Ford claimed that because of Cavanaugh she was anxious, claustrophobic and symptomatic of post-traumatic stress disorder. Cavanaugh’s speech, which was scheduled after Dr. Ford’s speech, lasted 45 minutes and was the first public appearance after the accusations brought against him. In addition to defending against the charges, Cavanaugh also spoke against the democrats – evil, smeared, duplicitous, abusing the legal procedure. Cavanaugh also added that the FBI investigation will not rely solely on words, since they have all the resources to establish what he did that night.
I have no doubt that Dr. Ford may have been sexually assaulted by some person in some place. But I’ve never done this with her, or with anyone else.
Women confront Sen. Jeff Flake after he says he’ll vote yes to Kavanuagh: “That’s what you’re telling all women in America, that they don’t matter. They should just keep it to themselves because if they have told the truth you’re just going to help that man to power anyway.” pic.twitter.com/T7fSpyT69E
— CNN (@CNN) September 28, 2018
Now, the candidacy of Brett Cavanaugh should be approved by the enlarged Senate (consisting of representatives of each state), where Republicans also have a minimal advantage. However, there is an unofficial hurdle, which is that Senator Flake asked to postpone the vote for a while, to be able to give the FBI time to investigate. At the same time, he added that the outcome of the investigation depends on his position in the Senate vote.
Upon completion of the appointment procedure, Brett Cavanaugh will receive for life about $ 250,000 a year, and also, with a high probability, lose the right to teach law at Harvard. Cavanaugh will become the second judge of the Supreme Court during the reign of Trump. Earlier, a 50-year-old judge of the Gorsukh was confirmed. In the event of the final appointment of Cavanaugh, the Republicans will strengthen their influence in the Supreme Court.