Senator says committee should hear Kavanaugh accuser's side of story before vote

Senator says committee should hear Kavanaugh accuser's side of story before vote

Senator says committee should hear Kavanaugh accuser's side of story before vote

The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination next Thursday, with the full Republican-led Senate looking to consider it later this month.

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A spokesperson for Feinstein said: "The senator took these allegations seriously and believed they should be public, [but] the woman in question made it clear she did not want this information to be public". The aide also said Grassley only learned about the allegation from news sources this week and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation sent the Senate the updated report on Thursday.

Other Democrats on the Judiciary Committee also called for the vote to be delayed, including Sen. The confirmation MUST BE DELAYED so the FBI can investigate this extremely serious matter.

Mr Trump's nomination of Mr Kavanaugh revived the pain of the memory, she said, prompting her to approach Democratic lawmakers with her allegations in July.

Republicans, however, showed no signs of budging. If they oppose Kavanaugh, the GOP loses its lock on his confirmation.

But the Republicans only have a single-vote majority on the committee, which they control 11 to 10, while they hold the Senate by just 51-49. Her work has been widely published in academic journals.

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Ford said that she had been reluctant to identify herself publicly for fear that it would disrupt her life, but she chose to as her letter and the story leaked.

In the interview, Ford said that the lasting trauma from the attack had "derailed me substantially for four or five years", and had caused anxiety for years after that.

Right. This woman now coming forward alleges that Kavanaugh and his friend, a man by the name of Mark Judge is the one she's accusing here, corralled her into a back bedroom. She said she ran from the room, briefly locked herself in a bathroom and then fled the house. He said the committee's top Democrat, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, who was first notified of the allegation in late July, should have brought the matter to the panel earlier.

Kavanaugh, from the moment Trump announced his nomination, has stressed he has supported and promoted women.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh glances at reporters during a meeting with Sen.

In an interview with The Post, Ford's husband said the incident she described in 2012 was the same one that would eventually be outlined in her letter.

Mrs Ford said she spoke of the alleged attack a couple of times over the subsequent decades.

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 6, 2018.

According to the Post, Ford took a polygraph test in August and presented the results to the paper that allegedly conclude she was being truthful in her accusation.

"The answer is yes", Katz, who represents Christine Blasey Ford, said on CNN's "New Day". I'm sorry for what she endured as a teenager.

A spokesman for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, responding to the latest developments in the Kavanaugh nomination, said, "It's disturbing that these uncorroborated allegations from more than 35 years ago, during high school, would surface on the eve of a committee vote". They both laughed as Kavanaugh tried to disrobe me in their highly inebriated state.

Mr Kavanaugh attended a private school for boys in Maryland while Ms Ford attended a nearby school. "In fact, she was quite reluctant to come forward. For any woman, sharing an experience involving sexual assault - particularly when it involves a politically connected man with influence, authority and power - is extraordinarily hard", the senator wrote. However, as we have seen over the past few days, they also come at a price for the victim.

Ford claimed that a "stumbling drunk" Kavanaugh pinned her to the bed, groping her and trying to remove her clothing, while a friend of his watched.

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