Trump says he'd be a 'mess' as a drinker

Trump says he'd be a 'mess' as a drinker

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he believes the reaction to the allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh makes it "a very scary time for young men in America".

Flake called for the investigation after Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh's first public accuser, told the Senate Judiciary Committee in emotional testimony last week that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a social gathering in the early 1980's.

Kavanaugh has denied assaulting Ford.

"My whole life I've heard, "you're innocent until proven guilty", but now you're guilty until proven innocent". "The White House also could resist inquiries into new allegations, the people said".

President Donald Trump has told reporters that it is a "difficult" and "scary" time for young men in the US.

The nomination has become a politically explosive issue just weeks before November 6 elections, when control of Congress is at stake. Some Republicans fear that pushing ahead with confirmation could alienate women voters, while Democrats seek to capitalise.

The poll has less rosy news for Republicans as a Quinnipiac poll released at the same time: voters still believe they'll turn out for Democrats in November, even though Democrats have treated the Supreme Court nomination process like a kangaroo court. "You can be somebody that was ideal your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something, doesn't necessarily have to be a woman as everyone says, but someone accuses you of something and you're automatically guilty but in this realm you are truly guilty until proven innocent". "It doesn't necessarily have to be a woman", Trump said.

Swetnick said in a declaration that Kavanaugh was physically abusive toward girls in high school and was at a house party in 1982 where she says she was the victim of a gang rape.

His comments come as Democrats are pressing for a more expansive FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh.

"I thought he did very well. The interaction with the members was sharp and partisan, and that concerns me", Flake said.

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What else did President Trump say?

"We simply can't", Flake, who is retiring as a senator in January, told an event in Washington hosted by The Atlantic magazine.

Kavanaugh first testified for his confirmation hearing before lawmakers on the committee almost a month ago - September 4.

Kavanaugh's nomination remains in limbo this week, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation looks into allegations of sexual assault made by numerous women. Trump subsequently ordered the investigation.

Senator McConnell said a vote would happen on Mr Kavanaugh's nomination by the end of the week. "I think that Judge Kavanaugh is doing very well right now". "There have been a lot of people over the past year that have lied to Congress, and to me that would not be acceptable".

Ernst is among six Republican women in the Senate.

"If a woman ever behaved that way - to me it was behavior that was not suitable for a person who would be a judge on any court, much less the Supreme Court of the United States", she said.

He said it's important that senators had a chance to ask directly about what the FBI investigated, what evidence they collected and who they interviewed.

In that instance, Vice-President Mike Pence has the casting vote, and would go in Judge Kavanaugh's favour.

Agents have already interviewed Justice Kavanaugh's friend, Mark Judge, according to his lawyer.

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