Kate Riga

Kate Riga is a news writer for Talking Points Memo based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Kate was the political reporter for The Southampton Press. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and a native of Philadelphia.

Articles by Kate

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a possible swing vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, drew attention from all sides when he announced a floor speech he’d be making shortly after the third sexual misconduct accusation against Kavanaugh surfaced Wednesday.

However, he just used his time to implore that both Kavanaugh and his first accuser, professor Christine Blasey Ford, be treated with humanity at Thursday’s Senate hearing.

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John Clune, the attorney for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, said Tuesday that the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have been “playing games” with their efforts to have a discussion about preliminary logistics, like getting Ramirez’s testimony to the committee.

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Three of professor Christine Blasey Ford’s friends and her husband have given her attorneys detailed letters describing the date, time, place and context of conversations they had with her when she told them about her alleged sexual assault at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

All four of the conversations, according to the writers’ memories, took place before President Donald Trump announced Kavanaugh as his nominee.

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