Kavanaugh's accuser hasn't confirmed she'll testify against him

Kavanaugh's accuser hasn't confirmed she'll testify against him

That's when she came forward for the first time publicly in an interview with The Washington Post.

Christine Blasey Ford says Kavanaugh cornered her in a bedroom during a party, pinned her to a bed, attempted to pull off a swimsuit she was wearing, groped her and grinded on top of her, while holding his hand over her mouth, she told the Washington Post.

The president said he had not spoken on Monday with his nominee, who was spending part of the day at the White House.

Ford, a professor in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University, reluctantly came forward to tell her story, ultimately changing her life forever. Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday.

But on both sides of the aisle, there was wide agreement that the questioning of Thomas and Hill was not the Senate Judiciary Committee's finest hour.

During remarks later Tuesday on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the hearing will provide an opportunity for Ford to be heard, but he stressed that her allegation "is completely at variance" with what senators know about Kavanaugh. Grassley's office issued a statement that called Ford's account "uncorroborated allegations" and noted that no such accusations had turned up during the six times the Federal Bureau of Investigation has looked into Kavanaugh's background over his decades of public service.

Ironically, one of the Democrats in a tough race this fall is the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, Sen.

"It's been hard for Blasey Ford over the years, [Blasey Ford] told [Rebecca] White, because the judge's name would come up as 'a super powerful guy and he might be a contender for a Supreme Court position one day'". Ford recalled that there were two men in the room when the assault occurred, but according to the therapist's notes, Ford told her that there were four men in the room.

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Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who received Ford's letter over the summer, said she didn't reveal it to protect Ford's confidentiality.

"Dr. Blasey Ford's experience is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton". The days of Kavanaugh confirmation hearings were often interrupted by protesters, and Republicans accused Democrats, especially those possible 2020 presidential candidates, of grandstanding.

This is a view shared by the constitutional advocacy group Free Speech for People, which argues, "Kavanaugh should face impeachment proceedings for committing perjury before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee". "I owe her an apology", said Biden, a Democrat.

Grassley also couldn't answer whether each senator will get one or two rounds of questions.

Hewitt asked if there was any thought of having a female lawyer or someone like former Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire come in to do the questioning since there are no Republican women on the Judiciary Comittee. When asked if Kavanaugh had offered to withdraw, Trump replied that was a "ridiculous question".

Republicans had also displayed no willingness to delay a Judiciary panel vote that Grassley had planned for this Thursday to advance the nomination, setting the stage for full Senate confirmation of Kavanaugh by month's end, in time for the new Supreme Court session.

For Republicans, who wanted Kavanaugh confirmed in time for the start of the new Supreme Court session, beginning October 1, a week or two would throw that timeline off. More importantly, Republicans want him confirmed before November's elections in the off chance that Democrats take control of the Senate. Kavanaugh has categorically denied Ford's claims, and the testimony of 200 women - who call him a "perfect gentleman" - backs him up. "It is a political dialogue on a very, very painful subject for a lot of people".

But Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who sits on the committee, said Sunday he's willing to hear from Ford provided that it's "done immediately" so the confirmation process can continue as scheduled. "For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect".

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