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Kavanaugh questioner called straightforward

Posted at 12:43 PM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 23:28:09-04

An official at a nonprofit working to end sexual and domestic violence describes an Arizona prosecutor set to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about sexual assault allegations as straightforward.

Tasha Menaker of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual Violence said Wednesday that she has worked with Rachel Mitchell for three years to develop sexual assault reporting guidelines for medical and legal specialists in Arizona's most populous county.
Menaker says she has never watched Mitchell prosecute a case, but the organization has "nothing negative to say" about her as a person or professional.
Senate Republicans are bringing in Mitchell, also a Republican, to question both Kavanaugh and his first accuser at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday.