By Richard Cowan and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House and its Republican congressional allies on Tuesday delivered a message of unwavering support for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh after the judge went on television to fight back against allegations of sexual misconduct that have imperiled his nomination. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated that the chamber will hold a vote on confirming Kavanaugh to a lifetime post on the top U.S. court in the aftermath of a Judiciary Committee hearing set for Thursday in which Kavanaugh and a woman who has accused him of sexual assault will testify. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations brought by Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor who accused him of sexual assault in 1982 when she and Kavanaugh were high school students in Maryland, and Deborah Ramirez, who accused him of sexual misconduct during the 1983-84 academic year at Yale University. Trump’s spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, speaking on Fox News, said the White House would be “open to” Ramirez also testifying before the Judiciary Committee. Sanders, however, said the “absolutely appalling and disgusting” behaviour of Democratic lawmakers who have opposed Kavanaugh has turned the confirmation process into a “huge public… Read full this story
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