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Published: 0610 GMT October 04, 2018

US Christian churches demnad Kavanaugh to withdraw from top court nomination

US Christian churches demnad Kavanaugh to withdraw from top court nomination

A massive coalition of US Christian churches attended by 40 million people have demanded Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw his Supreme Court nomination.

The National Council of Churches announced Wednesday that Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington, has “disqualified himself” from being a member of the nation’s highest court.

The group says in a statement that at last week’s dramatic Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, he showed “extreme partisan bias,” demonstrating he lacks the temperament to join the top court.

Kavanaugh is a Roman Catholic who has said religion is an important part of his life. The council does not represent Roman Catholics.

Three women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during the 1980s. Kavanaugh has denied the claims, Presstv reported.

Meanwhile, Democratic Party senators in the US Congress have accused Republicans of “mishandling” information about the sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  

The lawmakers in the upper chamber of Congress demanded Wednesday they correct a claim that past FBI background reports contained no information about Kavanaugh’s inappropriate sexual behavior or alcohol abuse.

In a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, eight of the 10 Democrats on the panel said information contained in a Republican Twitter posting “is not accurate and must be immediately corrected.”

The tweet they complained about stated, “Nowhere in any of these six FBI reports, which the committee has reviewed on a bipartisan basis, was there ever a whiff of ANY issue — at all — related in any way to inappropriate sexual behavior or alcohol abuse.”

US Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democratic Party member of Congress on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that the FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh was the “product of an incomplete investigation.”

“The most notable part of this report is what’s not in it,” Feinstein said.

She said that Kavanaugh, his accuser Christine Blasey Ford and several witnesses had not been interviewed by federal investigators.

Trump has continued to support Kavanaugh despite sex allegations made by Ford and three other women. The nominee for the nation’s top court has said the campaign launched against him was orchestrated by Democrats to disqualify him.

Trump on Tuesday defended Kavanaugh saying: “It's a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of.”

Resource: presstv
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