Calls for delay in Brett Kavanaugh vote after sexual assault claim

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It looks increasingly likely as though the September 20 scheduled vote will be delayed in order to give Ford an opportunity to testify before the Judiciary Committee, and allow Kavanaugh to come back before the committee to respond to the accusations.

"If Sen. Heller still has no reservations about confirming Judge Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court, then he isn't listening to Nevadans", Rosen said in a statement Monday.

The offer prompted a growing number of calls from senators - including moderates in both parties whose votes are key to Kavanaugh's fate - to hold another hearing at which both Ford and Kavanaugh could testify publicly. She said that Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth when she screamed, and only stopped when another teenager broke up the encounter. Ford has said she made a decision to come forward only when her name began leaking out.

"This is a completely false allegation", he said in a statement issued through the White House on Monday morning.

"I thought he might inadvertently kill me", Ford told the Washington Post. 2012: While at couples therapy with her husband, Ford told the Post she described the alleged incident in detail for the first time.

Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand, said that she believes Ford and that assault can change lives forever.

The note has boxes to check for "yes" or "no" and seems to compare Mr Kavanaugh's accuser to a school yard crush.

"Her feeling was that Feinstein honored request to keep it confidential" and she "feels grateful to her", Brown said. Ford told the Post four boys at the party, but only two were in the room. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, was trying to arrange separate, follow-up calls with Kavanaugh and Ford, but just for aides to Grassley and Sen.

Kavanaugh noted in his denial Monday that the accusation was "from 36 years ago".

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Feinstein is facing backlash for bringing the letter into play so close to the confirmation vote, and in the words of Fox News' Tammy Bruce, using it as a "political hatchet".

Feinstein received a letter from Ford in July in which Ford asked to remain anonymous. But also in the interview, Katz reiterating the strength of Ford's credibility, saying that existing documentation and a polygraph bolster her claims. The Post said Katz provided the paper with the results of the test, which was administered by a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. These are elements it probably should have, especially if she is asking us to kill a Supreme Court nomination, at the last possible moment, based on an allegation that is nearly forty years old.

After initially guarding her anonymity, Ford "decided to take control of this and tell this in her own voice" after the allegations were leaked, Katz said. People were knocking on her door for information.

Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., a Judiciary Committee member who has clashed bitterly with Trump and is retiring from the Senate, said he was "not comfortable" voting for Kavanaugh at present. Sen.

Secondly, especially in the #MeToo era, the only airtight defense a man can make is that he was not there on that day.

But the far more significant issues with Ford's claim involve the things her story now lacks. But Democrats say that staff calls ― normally routine for most Supreme Court nominees ― aren't the appropriate way to handle the matter.

"We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983". September 14: The New Yorker reported on the substance of the allegations without naming Ford. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations against him.

The White House counselor, Kellyanne Conway. The White House has been adamant that it does not plan to withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, tweeted that "Professor Ford and Judge Kavanaugh should both testify under oath before the Judiciary Committee".

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