Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser comes forward in explosive report

Aaron Brown
September 18, 2018

"If it takes a little delay, it'll take a little delay", Trump told reporters in the White House Roosevelt Room.

"So I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner", Grassley said in a news release.

"It raises a lot of questions about Democrats' tactics and motives to bring this to the rest of the committee's attention only now rather than during these many steps along the way", Grassley said.

Hatch, the Senate president pro tempore and third in the presidential line of succession behind Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan, told CNN that Kavanaugh was "upset" about the allegation and described him as "a very strong, decent man".

Yesterday, Christine Blasey Ford came forward as the alleged sexual assault victim of President Trump's recent Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The assault accusation, made privately in July, took on new weight over the weekend when Ford went on the record with The Washington Post.

Kavanaugh again denied the allegations, but said he also would be willing to speak to the Judiciary Committee. She says Kavanaugh groped her over her clothes, grinded his body against hers and tried to take off her one-piece swimsuit and the outfit she wore over it. Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand when she tried to scream, she says, and escaped when the friend, Mark Judge, jumped on them.

Susan Collins, one of the key swing on the nomination, said that she wanted both Kavanaugh and Ford to testify under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She said Ford, a Democrat, isn't politically motivated. Of course an Federal Bureau of Investigation background check wouldn't produce an assault that was not reported at the time, and naming off the women Kavanaugh has not disrespected or assaulted throughout his career has nothing to do with what he allegedly did to Ford.

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The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on Kavanaugh's nomination. "They should be examined thoroughly and fairly by the Judiciary Committee without any artificial timeline", said McCaskill, who has spent years advocating for legislation to combat sexual assault on college campuses, in the military and at government agencies.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has completed its hearings on Kavanaugh and plans to vote on Thursday on his nomination.

In morning television interviews, Mrs Katz said her client was willing to tell her story in public to the judiciary panel, although no politicians or their aides had yet contacted her. Whether Ford's accusation is true or not, Democratic Sen.

Kavanaugh has "categorically" denied those allegations, a denial repeated Monday by the White House.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he was open to hearing from Ford, while resisting calls to delay the vote.

Dr Ford, 51, a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, said: "I thought he might inadvertently kill me". Judge denied the allegations in an interview with The Weekly Standard, a conservative publication, after The New Yorker detailed them on Friday. The committee, chaired by Sen. But some Republicans, not to mention Democrats, have expressed they want to hear from Ford first, and the Senate is out of session Wednesday for the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur.

Both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh have now said they would testify before the Senate. Heitkamp, who's facing a challenge from Cramer this fall, has not said how she'll vote. "I did not do this back in high school or at any time", Mr Kavanaugh said through the White House. "This should happen before the Senate moves forward on this nominee", said California Senator Dianne Feinstein, who received a letter sent by Ford on July 30.

Trump is praising Kavanaugh as one of the finest people he's known.

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