Top Republicans and Democrats took to the Sunday shows focused on the same topic that Washington has obsessed over all week: the fight to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Driving the news: Conway emotionally told CNN's Jake Tapper that she is a victim of sexual assault but defended Kavanaugh's "impeccable" judicial credentials, saying that this week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings weren't meant as a "meeting of the #MeToo movement."

  • "I feel very empathetic, frankly, for victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment and rape. I'm a victim of sexual assault. I don't expect Judge Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or Jeff Flake or anybody to be held responsible for that. You have to be responsible for your own conduct."
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
  • On ABC's "This Week," Graham said that Kavanaugh is "not a stumbling, bumbling drunk. I don't believe that you could have accomplished what he's accomplished and been a serial rapist in high school, and stop it for the rest of your life."
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders
  • Sanders told Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace that the White House is "not micromanaging" the FBI's investigation of the allegations of Kavanaugh.
  • "The Senate is dictating the terms ... as you've heard the president say: Do what you need to do."
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)
  • Hirono, one of the Senate Judiciary Committee's top Kavanaugh critics, discussed his testimony on ABC's "This Week": "He would accuse Democrats of some sort of vast conspiracy to do him in. He even dragged in Hillary Clinton. I found that bizarre. But we hardly need someone on the Supreme Court who has these conspiracy theory notions."

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.

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