The U.S. Senate’s top Democrat on Wednesday demanded Republicans “immediately suspend” the confirmation process for President Donald Trump‘s Supreme Court nominee, after explosive new allegations of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh emerged.
“Republicans need to immediately suspend the proceedings related to Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the eve of a scheduled hearing in which lawmakers were to hear from another Kavanaugh accuser.
JUST IN: Senate Democratic leader Schumer says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh should withdraw from consideration pic.twitter.com/bdyCl6SgW4
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“I strongly believe Judge Kavanaugh should withdraw from consideration. If he will not, at the very least, the hearing and vote should be postponed while the FBI investigates all of these allegations,” Schumer added.
On Wednesday, Julie Swetnick became the third woman to accuse Kavanaugh of misconduct, saying in a statement that she saw him “drink excessively” at high school parties in the 1980s and engage in abusive behavior including the “fondling and grabbing of girls without their consent.”
Kavanaugh called the newest abuse claim “ridiculous,” and “from the Twilight Zone.”
The Democrats are playing a high level CON GAME in their vicious effort to destroy a fine person. It is called the politics of destruction. Behind the scene the Dems are laughing. Pray for Brett Kavanaugh and his family!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2018