Quantcast
Connect with us

North Dakota GOP Senate nominee: I’m not sure trying to rape someone should disqualify you from SCOTUS

Published

on

Kevin Cramer, the Republican Party’s nominee for the United States Senate in North Dakota, has once again made a controversial comment about the allegations being leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

During an interview with local news station KX4, Cramer insisted that he believed Kavanaugh’s account that he didn’t try to rape Christine Blasey Ford when the two of them were teenagers.

ADVERTISEMENT

However, later in the interview, he questioned whether Kavanaugh should actually be disqualified from serving on the Supreme Court if he had done what Ford alleges he did 36 years ago.

“What if something like what Dr. Ford describes happened — it’s tragic, it’s unfortunate, it’s terrible, it should never happen in our society,” he began. “But what if [there is] 36 years of a record where there’s nothing like that again, but instead there’s a record of a perfect gentleman, an intellect, a guy who’s been a stellar judge… even if it’s all true, does it disqualify him?”

Cramer then hedged slightly and acknowledged that “it certainly means he did something bad 36 years ago,” but then once again questioned whether it meant he shouldn’t be given a lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest court.

Watch the video below.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Facebook

‘Clearly impeachable and serious offense’: Ex-organized crime prosecutor says of Trump’s Ukraine scandal

Published

on

Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks recalled during an MSNBC panel discussion that she was once the prosecutor for organized crime. It was something that reminded her of this recent move by President Donald Trump and his administration.

This week, it was revealed that Trump said something to a foreign leader that was so concerning to a senior intelligence officer that a complaint was filed and the officer sought whistleblower protections. The White House is now working to obstruct any investigation about the complaint.

Continue Reading

Facebook

Iran accuses foreign forces of raising Gulf ‘insecurity’ — but doesn’t mention Trump by name

Published

on

President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday denounced the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf and said Iran will present a peace plan, after its arch-foe Washington ordered reinforcements to the tense region.

"Foreign forces can cause problems and insecurity for our people and for our region," Rouhani said before a military parade commemorating the Iran-Iraq war.

Rouhani also said Iran would present a peace plan to the United Nations within days.

"In this sensitive and important historical moment, we announce to our neighbours that we extend the hand of friendship and brotherhood to them," he said.

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Trump holds mass rally with Indian Prime Minister that was more like a campaign event than official one

Published

on

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared themselves united in a relentless fight against "terrorism," vowing a close, personal alliance in front of tens of thousands of Indian-Americans.

The two leaders, like-minded nationalists fond of fiery rallies and skeptical of traditional media, heaped praise on each other in an unusual joint appearance inside a football stadium in Houston.

To the bhangra beats of four drummers in saffron turbans, Trump in his dark suit and Modi in a yellow kurta and vest made a grand entrance with arms clenched together to ecstatic cheers from a crowd estimated by organizers at 50,000.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Investigate and Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image