Kavanaugh accuser said to be willing to testify before US Senate committee

Kavanaugh accuser said to be willing to testify before US Senate committee

Last week, Kavanaugh, Republican president Donald Trump's second nominee for a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court, said he "categorically and unequivocally" denies the allegations.

"Anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has deserves to be heard, so I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner", Grassley said. "I thought he might inadvertently kill me", Ford told the newspaper, adding, "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing".

Last week, a CNN poll conducted by SSRS was released showing a split in those who want the Senate to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court - with 38% who said yes vote in favor and 39% who said no, don't vote in favor. She said Ford, a Democrat, isn't politically motivated.

Ford said she was able to escape Kavanaugh and his friend, whom she identified as Mark Judge.

"For too long, when woman (sic) have made serious allegations of abuse, they have been ignored", the New York Democrat said.

Unfortunately, committee Republicans have only known this person's identity from news reports for less than 24 hours and known about her allegations for less than a week. Ford kept silent about the attempted assault until 2012, when she revealed the story to a therapist during couples counseling with her husband. With a name and disturbing details, the accusation raised the prospect of congressional Republicans defending Trump's nominee ahead of midterm elections featuring an unprecedented number of female candidates and informed in part by the #MeToo movement.

The Christine Ford with awful reviews is Christine A. Ford, a social worker who taught at California State University, Fullerton from 2010 to 2014.

In a statement on Friday, Kavanaugh denied the reported allegations that while at a party during his time in high school, he pushed a woman into a room, locked the door to the room along with another male and tried to take off the woman's clothes.

Ford's challenge evoked the 1991 battle of over the Republican nomination of Clarence Thomas, now the court's most conservative justice.

The fresh calls on Monday followed similar statements over the weekend from key Republicans like Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee, exerting more pressure on Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to delay the proceedings.

But that suggests that Kavanaugh is admitting to knowing his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Roughly 200 women have testified to Judge Brett Kavanaugh's history of treating women "with decency and respect", going back 35 years.

While Democrats demanded a delay in a scheduled Thursday vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination to allow the FBI to investigate, Senate Republicans struggled with how to proceed.

In careful remarks at the White House in which he did not offer his view on the actual allegation against his nominee, Trump called for the Senate to go through a "full process" and accepted a small delay in the process, though warned that "it shouldn't certainly be very much".

Ford's attorney has stated she is willing to testify before the Senate. "We need to postpone the scheduled vote until we get to the bottom of this".

After Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court, Ford wrote to her congresswoman, Anna G. Eshoo, which was then forwarded to Senator Dianne Feinstein. The letter described what she said was Kavanaugh's sudden and brutal assault on her at a high school party in "the early 1980s".

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