Trump Claims Democrats Desire to Impeach New Supreme Court Justice

Posted October 09, 2018

The president told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House as he left for a speech in Florida that House Democrats are "thinking about impeaching" the new Supreme Court justice if they take over control of the lower house of Congress next month.

Both Republicans and Democrats are looking to harness the anger generated by Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court ahead of the midterm elections. Kavanagh has denied all the allegations. But Walter Dellinger, who served as US President Bill Clinton's top Supreme Court lawyer, says he thinks the justices will rise to the occasion.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is leaving the door open to taking up a nomination to the Supreme Court if a seat becomes vacant in the 2020 presidential election season. Ford's allegations and the ensuing public scrutiny inspired women across the country to share their own stories of sexual assault, and many women reported feeling personally victimized by Kavanaugh's confirmation and the willingness of predominantly Republican lawmakers to overlook the attempted rape allegation against him.

"I think a lot of Democrats are going to vote Republican", Trump added.

Kavanaugh's four law clerks on the Supreme Court are all women, the New York Times reported Sunday, which is a first for the high court. Brett M. Kavanaugh, who faced allegations of sexual assault from multiple women, was confirmed Saturday by a vote of 50 to 48.

Neither the Dakota County Sheriff's Office nor Rosemount police are "currently investigating any incidents we believe to have happened at the school", the office said in a statement, the newspaper reported.

President Donald Trump said Monday he was apologizing on behalf of the whole country to his new conservative Supreme Court justice after one of the most contentious confirmation processes in USA history.

President Trump, who was on a November 6 mid-term election campaign trail in Kansas, called Kavanaugh to congratulate him on his confirmation and swearing in.

"I've heard this from many people". He said that inaction on nominees is suggested only when the Senate was controlled by a party in opposition to the president.

Trump Insults and Scolds Women Reporters Asking About Brett Kavanaugh
He later returned to the question she had asked him about Kavanaugh in which he defended his nominee to the Supreme Court again. The Kavanaugh probe was the elephant in the room during today's press conference , and soon even Mr Trump couldn't ignore it.

Trump said the ceremony would be "very special" and a "big night".

Ford addressed the harassment against her in prepared remarks to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she said: "My family and I have been the target of constant harassment and death threats".

But after being sworn in, Kavanaugh struck a markedly more conciliatory tone.

With tensions simmering, Pence got an earful from activists who booed and chanted "Vote them out!" as he walked to his motorcade.

Under tremendous political pressure, Trump ordered a last-minute Federal Bureau of Investigation supplemental inquiry.

Kavanaugh's confirmation had already been all but sealed Friday, when he won the support of key Senate Republican Susan Collins and conservative Democrat Joe Manchin.

The Republican president condemned Democratic calls to impeach the judge as an "insult to the American public". "That is who I am", he said.

McConnell spoke to reporters in Louisville on Monday before traveling to Washington to attend a White House ceremony honoring the newly sworn-in Kavanagh.

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