Dems call for delay of Kavanaugh vote after accuser comes forward

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Dems call for delay of Kavanaugh vote after accuser comes forward

Two moderate Republican female senators who support abortion rights, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, have been under particular pressure not to back Kavanaugh, who is seen as a social conservative.

Republicans gave no indication on Sunday that they would do so.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Christine Blasey Ford said that as a high school student in suburban Maryland just outside of Washington, a "stumbling drunk" Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her and attempted to remove her clothing.

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, called the timing of the revelations "disturbing" in a statement, and a Republican source told CNN the committee's vote on Kavanaugh was still scheduled to take place Thursday afternoon.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. "This should happen before the Senate moves forward on this nominee".

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Because Trump's fellow Republicans control a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, Democrats can not stop Kavanaugh's appointment unless some Republicans make a rare decision to break with their party and vote against Trump.

After the GOP statement was released, Senate Democrats called for the committee vote on Kavanaugh to be postponed. Obviously, a lot of questions raised here but this woman is now coming forward with some serious allegations. Ford discussed the incident, which occurred in the early 1980's when both she and Kavanaugh were in high school. She says that she was wearing a one-piece swimsuit and Kavanaugh was drunkenly trying to pull it off of her against her will.

Ford told the Post that she chose to reach out to the newspaper after her private approach to Sen.

Coming forward to the Washington Post, Ford says she remembers the attack to be in 1982, when she was 15 and Kavanaugh was 17.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2018.

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Ford's husband told the Post that she used Kavanaugh's name in the therapy sessions and anxious he would be nominated to the Supreme Court.

A registered Democrat, Ford contacted her representative in Congress, Democrat Ann Eshoo, around the same time.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, of SC, echoed Grassley's concerns and floated the possibility of hearing testimony from Ford in the coming days.

The existence of the letter and some details of its contents became public in recent days, however.

"The reluctance of someone to come forward demonstrates that even in the #MeToo era, it remains incredibly hard to report harassment, abuse or assault by people in power", Hill said (via CNN). She said she locked herself in a bathroom and the left the house and told no one about anyone of this for 30 years - and even then when she was in couples therapy.

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Ford told the Post she made a decision to come forward after watching portions of her story come out without her permission.

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