Kavanaugh: Senate Committee Approves Supreme Court Nominee
It follows tense testimony by Judge Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford
The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted approval of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the light of sexual assault and misconduct allegations made by accuser Christine Ford.
The vote had been up in the air until Republican Senator Jeff Flake indicted he would back Mr. Kavanaugh - determining the judgment fell along party lines 11-10, with all Democrats voting no.
The decision comes in the wake of powerful testimony from one of those accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Mr. Kavanaugh attempted to force himself upon on during a party while the two were in high school.
She informed Congress that she was "100 percent" certain that it was Mr. Kavanaugh who assaulted her and that he was "going to rape" her.
Mr. Kavanaugh then spoke in front of the committee, tearing up as he denied the allegations and said they had "destroyed" his family.
President Donald Trump has urged the full Senate to approve his nominee.
Kavanaugh furiously condemned his accuser's allegations of sexual assault during the intense Senate Judiciary hearing.
The Judge also expressed his frustration with the having to wait so long to testify to clear his name.
Interview transcripts published by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island accepted a call from one of his constituents concerning Kavanaugh.
The report states “that early on a Sunday morning in August of 1985, a close acquaintance of the constituent was sexually assaulted by two heavily inebriated men she referred to at the time as Brett and Mark,” according to the transcripts.