ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018
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(Supreme Court: Terry Moran) The firestorm over the controversial nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court with his showdown with sexual abuse accuser Christine Blasey Ford as well as second accuser Deborah Ramirez featured. [President TRUMP - calls the Democrats con artists; states the second accuser has nothing.] [In Sept. 24 Fox interview, KAVANAUGH - outlines his life in high school; states he did not have sexual intercourse in high school.] [Wife Ashley KAVANAUGH - defends her husband.] A tweet from classmate Steve Kantrowitz about Kavanaugh's claims at Yale & a statement from Yale roommate James Roche about Brett being a drinker quoted. A telephone interview by Senate Judiciary Committee staffers with Kavanaugh about the claims from Ramirez & whether Ramirez will speak on Thursday discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) Word that the Republican senators have hired a female lawyer to question Ford reviewed. [Senator Lisa MURKOWSKI - says the allegations have to be taken seriously.] [Republican Senator Mitch MCCONNELL - says we will win & he will be confirmed.] [Senators John KENNEDY, Kamala HARRIS, Bob CoRKER - comment on the outside counsel hire.] How the identity of the female counsel is being protected for security reasons discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Live coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing noted.