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Week in politics: Will allegation of sexual misconduct derail Kavanaugh confirmation?




Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 6, 2018.
Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 6, 2018.
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Thursday’s scheduled vote on judge Brett Kavanaugh’s supreme court nomination is up in the air.

The Bay-area professor accusing the judge of sexually assaulting her says she’s willing to testify about the alleged incident before the committee. Kavanaugh denies the event took place and says he’ll answer questions about it, as well.

We’ll look at the many complex aspects of this development.

Guests:

Ange-Marie Hancock-Alfaro, professor of political science and chair of gender studies at USC; she tweets @AngeMarieH

Lanhee Chen, research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; he was an adviser for Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign and served as policy director for the Romney-Ryan 2012 presidential campaign; he tweets @lanheechen

Luke William Hunt, assistant professor of criminal justice at Radford University in Virginia; he is a former FBI Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent in Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Shannon Pettypiece, White House reporter, Bloomberg News; she tweets @spettypi

Lisa Tucker, associate professor of law at Drexel University in Philadelphia