Mitch McConnell Says Senate Hallway Protesters Won't Stop Kavanaugh Vote

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Several people with information related to the allegations against Kavanaugh have said they have tried in vain to speak with the FBI, which is due to wrap up its investigation this week.

The No. 2 Senate Republican, John Cornyn, said the FBI's report on sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh could be given to senators as soon as Wednesday, amid concerns among Democrats about the thoroughness of the probe. She said she was able to get away and run into the bathroom after Judge jumped on her and Kavanaugh, knocking them off the bed.

In a separate remarks, the president's son Donald Trump Jr said he was more anxious for his sons than his daughters in the current climate which they see being tilted against men. "Right now I would say, my sons", he replied.

Thessalia Merivaki, assistant professor of American politics at Mississippi State University, said Trump's appearance in Southaven is a sign of the race's competitiveness.

Steve King, a Republican member of the US House of Representatives from Iowa, said: "If Kavanaugh is not confirmed, every man is subject to seeing their life's work and their reputation destroyed by an unsubstantiated allegation".

GOP lawmakers emerging from a closed-door lunch said that if the Federal Bureau of Investigation report arrived later in the day, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would trigger a process that could lead to a crucial initial vote Friday and a climactic confirmation roll call over the weekend. Kavanaugh was not arrested for the attack, but he and four other men were questioned by police. With a slim majority in the Senate, Republicans can afford few defections, and the remarks outraged some of the swing-vote Republicans on whose vote Kavanaugh's confirmation rests.

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Senators have been awaiting completion of the report since last week, when a handful of wavering GOP senators pressured a reluctant President Donald Trump and GOP leaders to ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation to renew its background check of the 53-year-old conservative jurist. "And a man's life is in tatters". He says senators will not be intimidated by the protesters opposed to Kavanaugh who have been confronting them in the hallways of the Capitol, at airports and at their homes.

"Ms. Keyser does not refute Dr. Ford's account, and she has already told the press that she believes Dr. Ford's account", Walsh wrote in a letter to the Judiciary Committee last week. "I don't know", Trump said, flailing his arms around to mock her as he has some of his political foes or journalists during similar events in the past.

Three Republican senators who are on the fence about the Kavanaugh confirmation criticized Trump's remarks.

After Ford's testimony last week, Trump had called her a "very credible witness". "I hope that they're all contacted because I think that's the best way to find the truth is to interview all of the witnesses".

But the White House said Wednesday it was up to the GOP-controlled Senate.

"They just want to get the basic facts".

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