Accuser’s story of attack roils plan for Kavanaugh vote

Clay Curtis
September 18, 2018

"This is a completely false allegation", said Kavanaugh. In August, Blasey Ford took a polygraph test administered by a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, who said she was being truthful.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley set the public hearing for Monday, October 24, postponing a committee vote that had been planned for Thursday.

On Sunday evening, a pair of outgoing Republican senators said outright that the Senate Judiciary Committee should not vote on Kavanaugh's nomination until they talk to his accuser.

Ms Katz said Prof Ford had "decided to take control of this and tell this in her own voice". "She should be heard". "And I don't think I'm alone in this". Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), and Sen. The spokesman made no mention of a hearing.

Republicans hold a slim 11-10 advantage on the Judiciary Committee.

Following the initial firestorm over the allegation, leading groups on the left and right tell ABC News they are readying major advertising buys to push key Senators to either move forward on or put a stop to Kavanaugh's confirmation.

In a Google document that's now been widely shared, hundreds of alumnae from 1967 through to present day students from Holton-Arms School are preparing an open letter of support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. "I have never done anything like what the accuser describes - to her or to anyone", Kavanaugh said in a statement.

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Asked if he had offered to withdraw from the process, Trump snarled: "Next question".

Kavanaugh arrived at the White House on Monday, shortly after issuing a strongly worded statement denying Ford's allegation and stressing his willingness to go before the Senate Judiciary Committee to "refute it".

With the disposition of the Supreme Court for a generation in the balance, and mid-term congressional elections less than two months away, the stakes couldn't be higher.

Judge Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he attacked her 36 years ago, will both be able to testify. She said Sen. Lindsey Graham had told her it could happen as soon as Tuesday and the White House will "respect the process".

"She is a person of integrity", Leahy said of Feinstein. He would serve the court for life. They question whether Democrats themselves dismissed the allegations at first, and wondered why they were coming forward with them now, when other attempts to derail the nomination failed.

Since then, allegations of sexual abuse have rocked numerous industries and professions including the media and political scene. The senator is considered one of the most likely Republican "no" votes on Kavanaugh, but so far, she's been quiet about how she's leaning on confirming him.

The situation already is drawing comparisons to the confirmation process for Clarence Thomas, who in 1991 seemed to be on his way to confirmation until Anita Hill, who worked for him at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Education, accused him of sexual harassment. "She should testify under oath, and she should do it on Capitol Hill".

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