Kavanaugh Accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, Willing to Testify Before Senate

Kavanaugh Accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, Willing to Testify Before Senate

Kavanaugh Accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, Willing to Testify Before Senate

My guess is that Senate proceedings will be delayed past the scheduled vote this Thursday and that the testimony of Both Kavanaugh and Ford will be heard. September 17: Katz said Ford would be willing to speak publicly with lawmakers as key senators voiced interest in delaying a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination. There was no immediate explanation of the reason for his visit.

He had been on a smooth confirmation track to be Supreme Court Judge, but the new allegations have disrupted the process.

Kavanaugh, reportedly still in "good spirits", strongly denied the allegations in his own statement Monday, before heading to the White House.

A group of women who went to Holton-Arms-the private girls school in Bethesda that Christine Blasey Ford attended-have put together a letter of support for Ford.

Judge also denied the allegation in an interview with The Weekly Standard on Friday.

"Judge Kavanaugh and the White House both stand by that statement", said spokeswoman Kerri Kupec.

Fox News commentator Stephen Miller (no relation to the White House staffer) offered up some of the worst takes in the aftermath of Ford's revelations. "And given the political environment, and given how the nomination process was rolling along, she made the calculation that she did not want to come forward publicly". She should not be ignored.

While Kavanaugh testified for several days earlier this month, the possibility of additional hearings is becoming more real by the minute.

President Trump commented on the sexual misconduct allegation against his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh for the first time on Monday, calling Kavanaugh one of the "finest" people he's ever met but expressing openness to delaying the vote on him.

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Banks said Ford was not motivated by politics, but ultimately chose to provide her account "so that those making a very important decision can make an informed decision with all the facts". Bernie Sanders, took to Twitter to say the allegations deserve a "full investigation" and the Senate should not vote on "Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court until that takes place".

A woman's accusation that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school buckles what had been a smooth path to a seat on the Supreme Court.

The accusation has raised the prospect of congressional Republicans defending Mr Trump's nominee ahead of mid-term elections. Ford alleged that at this party, she was pushed into a bedroom and an inebriated Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed while his friend Mark Judge was watching and laughing.

A split seemed to be emerging among the GOP. Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said the Judiciary Committee should wait to advance Kavanaugh until the committee hears from Ford. To block Kavanaugh's confirmation, Senate Democrats will need to vote unanimously and secure the vote of at least two Republicans. September 13: Feinstein said she received information on Kavanaugh and had "referred the matter to federal investigative authorities". At the direction of the committee's chairman, Iowa Sen. All 10 Democrats on the committee signed a letter urging Grassley to delay the vote. 2013: Notes from an individual therapy session said Ford talked about a "rape attempt" from when she was a teenager, according to the Post. On Sunday, The Washington Post published an interview with Ford.

Dr Ford, 51, a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, said: "I thought he might inadvertently kill me". "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing".

It's a fearless woman who evidently decided that no matter how she might be affected for years to come by her decision to go public- to then go on and decide that what happens to her country is more important than what happens to her.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he was open to hearing from Ford, while resisting calls to delay the vote. The delay makes it increasingly hard for Kavanaugh to win approval by October 1, when the new session of the Supreme Court begins. Kavanaugh would also probably be asked to appear before senators.

"This is a completely false allegation", Kavanaugh said in a statement.

Republicans have not settled on the strategy, the person familiar with the situation said, but were weighing options, including doing nothing.

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