Kavanaugh Vote Faces Potential Delay As GOP Plans Investigation Of Assault Claims

Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Com

In a statement to the Post, she said, "These are all the ills that I was trying to avoid".

I am so proud of her that she finally chose to go public about her accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that he sexually assaulted her.

But Mr. Trump said they want to go through the process correctly, and said Democrats should not have waited until the final days of his process.

Ford initially contacted both Feinstein and The Washington Post in July, but at the time, she was not willing to make her allegation publicly.

Before Ford had come forward, he said, "So far, the claims against Kavanaugh are _still_ a awful dirty trick".

NEW YORK - With the fate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans on Monday as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections. And since the Sunday publication of her story, statements from senators-including some Republicans-suggest they could be swayed to vote no on Kavanaugh.

The Senate committee was scheduled to vote Thursday on Kavanaugh's confirmation, but Democrats have asked for a delay.

Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegation and said Monday he would discuss the accusation with the Judiciary Committee. Without Flake's "support, the committee can not advance the nomination", notes Politico. It's not yet clear if allegations by Ford will lead to new hearings for Kavanaugh as Hill's did for Thomas almost 27 years ago.


On Monday morning, Democrats stepped up calls for a delay in the committee vote. No, I do not expect victims of sexual abuse to know the exact time of an assault many years later (though lots of abuse victims have no absolutely problem with such vital details). She also apparently recently passed a polygraph test about her allegation, which seems to prove for sure that she believes that this really did happen. Dianne Feinstein of California, had a letter from Ford outlining the alleged attack. Kavanaugh has since said that he too would be willing to testify under oath as well.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, says she has questions about the allegation.

"What is puzzling to me", GOP Sen. "The door was locked behind her", Banks told NPR.

When Anita Hill accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991, there were four women in the Senate and none on the Senate judiciary committee.

Stalling tactic or not, Senators Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) and Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) have both called for the vote to be postponed until the allegations are investigated fully. She said that when she tried to yell, Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth.

This does not mean I consider sexual assault "excusable" or "minor". And I think to do that you have to go through this. That the Republicans should simply ditch Kavanaugh now and move on has been taken as a given in some circles. Grassley intends to press on as planned with Kavanaugh's confirmation vote later this week, but said that Ford's accusation "deserves to be heard" in an "appropriate" manner.

"If anything, it's the opposite", the source supposedly told her. "So you would have thought certainly that she would have brought it up at the meeting - not wait til everything's finished and then have to start a process all over again". However, at least at this point, we should be keeping an open mind not just to all the possibilities which would confirm her story, but also of those which might do the same for his version.

Thordarson "distributed these docs to Scandinavian media outlets years ago who found them to be untrustworthy", Wikileaks asserts, calling him "a proven serial document fabricator & media hoaxer".

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