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What a juxtaposition: President Trump spent part of his day at the UN General Assembly saying Brett Kavanaugh's second accuser lacked credibility because she was drunk at the time of the incident, while a female Republican senator warned her colleagues against pushing through the nomination without seriously vetting the accusations.
Why it matters: Republicans have only one vote to spare, down from 52 after sexual misconduct allegations cost them a traditionally safe seat in Alabama.
What's next: The Senate Judiciary Committee has retained an unnamed female lawyer to handle the questioning on Thursday's hearings, Politico reports. All the Republicans on the committee are male.
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Here's Beto O'Rourke's Twitter reaction to his opponent being harassed into leaving a D.C. restaurant by anti-Kavanaugh protesters: