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Egyptian Gazette Boosting industrial development East Mediterranean opportunities A blow to terrorism Not over yet US President Donald Trump’s effort to confirm his conservative nominee for the US Supreme Court، Brett Kavanaugh، continued to face serious obstacles as Democratic senators and women activists insisted on digging for embarrassing evidence to block his candidacy.
After Trump bowed to pressure from a few moderate Republican senators late last week، and agreed to open a limited probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh by three women، Democrats and women activists are trying to prove that the senior judge “lied” to senators during his testimony last week when he claimed he was never involved in heavily drinking alcohol.
On Monday، Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the chamber would vote “this week” on Kavanaugh. A spokesman for McConnell declined to clarify whether McConnell was referring to procedural votes، or a final vote on confirming the controversial judge.
Kavanaugh reacted angrily to charges of sexual misconduct during his latest testimony، claiming this was a “conspiracy” to block his nomination by Democrats and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
After listening to an emotional testimony last week by university professor Christine Blasey Ford، the woman who first claimed sexual misconduct charges against the Supreme Court nominee، Republican leaders in the Senate were keen to proceed with a vote which they were likely to narrowly win. However، the FBI investigation only happened because Republican Arizona senator Jeff Flake blinked، and made his vote to confirm Kavanaugh contingent on further inquiries into the allegations.
The Kavanaugh nomination erupted last month into a major controversy that jeopardised an effort by Trump and his fellow Republicans to cement conservative dominance of the nation’s highest court and push America’s judiciary to the right.
The nomination has become a politically explosive issue just weeks before 6 November midterm elections، when control of Congress is at stake. Some Republicans fear that pushing ahead with confirmation would alienate women voters، while Democrats seek to capitalise on the controversy.
Supreme Court nominations require Senate confirmation. Trump’s Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin. That means if all Democrats vote against Kavanaugh، Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican oppose his nominee، with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote. At least three key moderate Republican senators seemed sceptical about Kavanaugh’s nomination، and they are under heavy pressure by women activists not to rush the FBI investigation.
On Monday، Kavanaugh’s attorney said the FBI has talked with his high school friend Mark Judge، but the interview was not complete. Ford said during her testimony that Judge was a witness when Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her at a party in 1982 when they were high school students in Maryland. She said Judge and Kavanaugh were both drunk at the time.
Judge has denied Ford’s allegations. Kavanaugh has also denied her accusations، as well as those of two other women who made similar charges against him.
P J Smyth، identified by Ford as being at the gathering of teenagers where the alleged assault occurred، was interviewed by the FBI and again denied knowledge of the gathering or of improper conduct by his friend Kavanaugh، Smyth’s lawyers said.