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Supreme Court / Kavanaugh Nomination / Ford Charges #1130203

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
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(Studio: David Muir) The proposed hearings on charges against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford† that he assaulted her in a room at a high school party examined; her high school picture shown. [President TRUMP - says he feels badly for Kavanaugh & we should go through the process before a vote.] A statement from Mark Judge, who Ford claimed was in the room, quoted, [TRUMP - says the FBI does not want to be involved.] The issue of background checks done by the White House discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The firestorm on Capitol Hill over this issue & whether Ford will attend examined. [Senator Mazie HIRONO††- tells the men to do the right thing.] [SENATOR, Senators Lisa MURKOWSKI, Jeff FLAKE, Kamala HARRIS - offer views on committee hearings.] The Anita Hill testimony about Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991 recalled; Hill on this hearing quoted. The political pressure here on the senators discussed.

Reporter(s):
Muir, David;
Bruce, Mary
Duration:
00:07:10

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