The FBI has reached out to Deborah Ramirez, the second woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, as part of the investigation into allegations against Kavanaugh, CBS News has confirmed.
His request was quickly endorsed by a few other senators who have yet to make a decision.
A Latino Democrat who was anti-Trump says he will vote for Republicans in 2018 and President Donald Trump in 2020 after watching the Ford/Kavanaugh hearings.
But on Friday, when it appeared they might not have the votes to confirm Kavanaugh without allowing a probe, they agreed to delay the confirmation vote by a week and Trump directed the FBI to investigate.
The one week delay is to enable the FBI to investigate Ford's allegations.
"Notably, Ms. Keyser does not refute Dr. Ford's account, and she has already told the press that she believes Dr. Ford's account, " the attorney, Howard J. Walsh III, wrote in an email to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kavanaugh has denied that and other allegations of assault and misconduct against him.
"I need to go to my hearing". Judge has also denied Ford's allegations.More news: OnePlus 6T launch invite and new pics leak
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Representative Bradley Byrne of South Alabama was interviewed about this situation.
"It could help heal the Senate, which is bitterly divided over Judge Kavanaugh's nomination", Sen.
A third woman, Julie Swetnick, accused Kavanaugh and Judge of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women in the early 1980s, among other accusations. I find President Trump to lack the basic moral character that we should expect in our political leaders and did not consider, even for a moment, voting for him in 2016.
Representative Robert Aderholt tweeted quote, "Ridiculous".
Flake wanted the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before moving forward with the confirmation hearing.
The state's only Democratic representative, Terri Sewell released a statement on Twitter in response to the FBI investigation saying, "This is a small step forward".
Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said he would vote to forward Kavanaugh's nomination by President Donald Trump to succeed the retired Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court if the final vote in the upper chamber is delayed one week for the new Federal Bureau of Investigation review. "My friend Jeff Flake listened to his heart and listened to their concerns and to his doubts and came to an agreement for a one-week, limited-in-time-and-scope investigation into the credible allegations against Judge Kavanaugh".