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Kavanaugh hearings: Political Ambush or Reasonable Delay?

Headline Roundup September 18th, 2018

The last minute public accusations of sexual impropriety while in high school by Brett Kavanaugh has some arguing that this is an unfair political ambush by those who will stop at nothing to oppose him while others argue it is reasonable and responsible to continue the hearings for this Supreme Court nominee.

Kavanaugh hearings: Political Ambush or Reasonable Delay?

From the Right
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A story this old and unprovable can’t be allowed to delay a Supreme Court confirmation vote. The woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of a drunken assault when both were teenagers has now come forward publicly, and on Monday it caused Republicans to delay a confirmation vote and schedule another public hearing. Yet there is no way to confirm her story after 36 years, and to let it stop Mr. Kavanaugh’s confirmation would ratify what has all the earmarks of a calculated political ambush.

This is not to say Christine Blasey Ford...

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From the Left
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In an unsigned editorial Tuesday morning, The Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote this about the planned Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on sexual assault allegations made by California professor Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh:

"This is simply too distant and uncorroborated a story to warrant a new hearing or to delay a vote. We've heard from all three principals, and there are no other witnesses to call. Democrats will use Monday's hearing as a political spectacle to coax Mr. Kavanaugh into looking defensive or angry, and...

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From the Center
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President Donald Trump says he feels “terribly” for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he faces a decades-old accusation of sexual assault. Trump says the judge “is not a man that deserves this.”

Trump spoke Tuesday at a joint press conference with the president of Poland. He praised Kavanaugh, saying he was “at a level that we rarely see,” but said he supported a review process in the Senate.

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