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Supreme Court / Kavanaugh Nomination / Ford Charges #1130227

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
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(Studio: David Muir) The standoff over the Senate confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with charges from professor Christine Blasey Ford he assaulted her at a high school party examined. [President TRUMP - says he wants to see what she has to say; backs Kavanaugh; adds Ford has been given a lot of time.] A statement from her lawyers about her being harassed quoted. [Senator Orrin HATCH - suggests somebody is mixed up.] [Ford friend Samantha GEARY†- reacts to her being dismissed.] [On CNN, Ford attorney Lisa BANKS†- says the right thing is to investigate this.] [Senator Chuck GRASSLEY†- says no hearings will be canceled.] Grassley's letter to Ford's attorney quoted. [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - comments on the vote on Wednesday.] A report from Grassley that Kavanaugh has been questions by the committee discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The pressure on Republican senators & on Ford featured. [Senator Susan COLLINS - comments on the timeline of allegations & hearings & all the options for her.] A tweet from Senator Jeff Flake calling for Ford to come on Monday quoted. [Senators John CORNYN†, Mazie HIRONO - comment.] How the Democrats want to call witnesses like Mark Judge discussed.

Reporter(s):
Muir, David;
Bruce, Mary
Duration:
00:08:20

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