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"Eleven twenty sixty video with you on WTMJ, the Friday form usually to people today, just Colin Ross, Wisconsin for law and liberty. I wanna play a little bit of a piece of Illinois. Senator dick Durbin for you. Call. And then we'll ask you for your comment on it. Stop the clock. This committee is running this hairy not the White House. Not Don Mcgann, not even you was nominated. We are here today because Dr Ford asks for an opportunity here. I know you didn't do as well. In fact, maybe even before she did. We're here because people wanted to be heard from chargers that they all thought were unfair or activities like sexual assault was on fair. So I wanna sure Senator Durbin regardless of what you say to Senator Don Mcgann, we're not suspending this hearing. A little bit of the chairman Chuck Grassley commenting on the request by dick Durbin to he actually asked the candidates, but cabinet to endorse a FBI investigation before it gets to the realities of what this all means. Your thoughts on the FBI investigation piece of the story. Yeah. I think it's given a lot more weight than than would it should. I don't I don't know if people realize that that a Senate committee has investigators they can take subpoenaed testimony, and they they appear to have taken subpoenaed testimony. And I don't think it would be that much different. From what the FBI would do the FBI would take testimony from this person this person this person, and they would deliver it to the committee. They would not come up with a recommendation that would not come up with a conclusion. This is not a police investigation. The guy has been through six different F, B I background checks. I just don't think it would have gotten us further than where we are. That said, you know, would it have given the imprimature that this was a more fair process. Perhaps are there are there elements? You know, should they subpoena and cross examine everyone who is supposedly at this party. Even though we've had quotes and even statements that are taken under the penalty of perjury. If they're found to be false. There's an argument that can be made for that. But I think there's just there's there's a complete breakdown of trust. Right. There's a complete breakdown that Senator Feinstein had this letter and allegation for over a month that it was not shared with the Republicans when they could have had time to do an investigation. And so at this point, we are just impure trench warfare political partisan warfare. And I think that's the fruits of this is that there isn't going to be this process. Do you think the vote is in the -firmative for cabinet today? And do you think he will get enough votes in the full Senate on net early next week? Yes, I think he will get through today. My hunch is yes, he does get through next week. Let me ask you this. Because you brought it up the the idea of investigation. Do you think given how tense and accusatory this whole hearing was both hearings that there could be something done on the investigative side by law enforcement outside of this committee related to what happened allegedly thirty five years ago. Or is it too far? Yeah. I mean, it's so conceivably. Yes. Right conceivably, they could someone could you know, subpoenas Mark judge or subpoena some of these other individuals. But again, the reality is it's not likely to say anything different than their statements that they gave under penalty of perjury. And I think that's unlikely it's very hard to cross examine someone who says no, I I completely deny. I was there. I completely deny any evidence. I completely deny any existence of such an event you can't cross examine that if it's very very difficult. You know, maybe there's other people who could be subpoenaed. If forwarded you know, maybe her parents or maybe whoever drove her home from the party. They would have to be something. I don't think we got it Colin Ross Wisconsin is for every joining on the Friday foreign presented by the Medical College of Wisconsin right now, it's eleven thirty from the WTMJ breaking news center. Here's Eric Bill steady debate continues in the Senate Judiciary committee for our country. They're gonna vote. On bread. I in one hour. Let's get the latest from me. Right now on Capitol Hill Republican Senator Susan Collins is meeting with a group of women from her home state of Maine who are opposed to Brett Kavanagh's supreme court nomination. Some of the women are sexual assault survivors Collins is considered a key swing vote. When the nomination goes before the full Senate, I the judiciary committee is going to vote and another key Senator says he has made up his mind. Republican Senator Jeff flake says he will vote yes. To confirm supreme court nominee Brad Kavanagh flake released a statement saying he left yesterday's hearing on sex assault allegations against cavenaugh with this much doubt as certainty, but he's prepared to support the nomination based on Kavanagh's view of the law. Injudicious record still no word from other key swing boats, including Republican Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski ABC's Kenneth moten at the capitol where some protesters who said they were survivors of sexual assault confronted flake in an elevator. Accusing him of ignoring women like them flake looks down for much of the time. Not making contact the committee votes an hour from now, Scott Goldberg ABC news. To the hunt for brewers Tober. It's on last season or last series of the season begins to ninety Miller park brewers in Tigers. So the brewers say there are standing room tickets only for today and tomorrow is games. However, Sunday team says there are available seats in several categories. 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