Kavanaugh's accuser agrees to testify before Senate

The nation's capital was up late Sunday reacting to the news of a second woman claiming Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago

Deadline Passes, Senate Awaits Word On Christine Blasey Ford Testimony

A woman who accuses Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape has been given more time to decide whether she will testify against him at a confirmation hearing.

As things presently stand in the protracted negotiations between Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ford regarding her testifying before the panel, she could appear Thursday.

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford. Democrats have demanded more time for scrutiny, and Republicans want to move ahead quickly with a confirmation vote in an increasingly volatile political climate ahead of congressional elections on November 6.

"We're talking a 17-year-old boy in high school with testosterone running high", Sosa said in the clip.

Earlier on Saturday, vice president Mike Pence called Mr Kavanaugh "a man of integrity with impeccable credentials".

Approval of Kavanaugh would cement conservative control of the Supreme Court and advance a White House effort to tilt the American judiciary farther to the right.

It said she had considered leaving the USA when it became clear Kavanaugh would be Trump's pick for supreme court justice.

Trump on Friday tweeted that Ford-who alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when she was 15-would have "immediately" gone to the police if the attack "was as bad as she says".

Grassley has indicated that a vote to support Kavanaugh's nomination will happen on Monday if Ford refuses to testify.

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The proposed hearing, according to three sources, would include an outside counsel who would ask questions. Meanwhile, the committee's 11 Republicans - all men - have been seeking an outside female attorney to interrogate Ford, mindful of the election-season impression that could be left by men trying to pick apart a woman's assertion of a sexual attack. But she should come forward, she should have her say, she will be respectfully treated.

The gloves came off later in the week after Trump cast doubt on her account in a Twitter post and Republican senators began expressing impatience with the conditions her lawyers sought before she testified in public.

Senate Republicans hope to confirm Kavanaugh before the Supreme Court begins its new term on October 1.

"All four of these individuals have provided statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee denying any knowledge of the incident or even having attended such a party", White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement late on Saturday. Given all the time that's passed, I wondered if perhaps Ford had actually been to such a party and suffered an assault, but it was with someone else and her mind was just filling in a blank with Kavanaugh's name.

Ford says that Kavanaugh was drunk at a house party in about 1982, and that he pulled her into a bedroom then pinned her down on a bed, tried to remove her clothes and put his hand over her mouth to stop her from screaming.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Friday, Sept. 21, in Springfield, Mo.

Attorneys for Blasey Ford reached an agreement with committee staff on Sunday after days of negotiations over the conditions and details of her appearance.

"She has already been forced out of her home and continues to be subjected to harassment, hate mail, and death threats".

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