Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of physical and sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, said Monday that they would be willing to testify to Congress about the allegations.
Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, called the timing of the revelations "disturbing" in a statement, and a Republican source told CNN the committee's vote on Kavanaugh was still scheduled to take place Thursday afternoon. "This isn't how things should be done and is in complete violation of how this committee has worked in the past", Democrats on the committee said in a statement. "Judge Kavanaugh and the White House both stand by that statement". She first notified her Congressional representative of the allegation in July, but chose to remain anonymous.
Ford told the Post that Kavanaugh "was trying to attack me and remove my clothing" at a teenagers' party one summer in the early 1980s.
Ford said she kept silent about the alleged incident until she was in couples' therapy with her husband in 2012.
"She believes that but for his inebriation and his inability to take her clothes off, he would have raped her", Katz said.
He said he wished Democrats had brought up the accusations against Kavanaugh sooner. But, his "don't confirm" number did go up, which could tip those who are undecided about Kavanaugh over the edge and put his "don't confirm" up higher than his "confirm".
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According to the Post, Ford is a professor at Palo Alto University who teaches in a consortium with Stanford University. The panel would also likely seek testimony from Mark Judge, Kavanaugh's friend and classmate who Ms Ford says jumped on top of her and Kavanaugh. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., said Ford needs to be heard but argued that it would be "too fast" for her to appear on Capitol Hill this week.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is still scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination on Thursday, but that may be delayed, as both Ford and Kavanaugh have agreed to testify.
Both Kavanaugh and Ford have said they are willing to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the allegations. Ford said, "Why suffer through the annihilation if it's not going to matter?"
"I thought he might inadvertently kill me", she said.
Stressing that Kavanaugh had already testified and undergone Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks, Conway said: "I think you have to weigh this testimonial evidence from Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh along with the considerable body of evidence that is already there about the judge's temperament and qualifications and character".
According to Bloomberg News, who spoke to a White House official, President Trump's team will continue forward with the nomination, refusing to pull Kavanaugh's name from the nomination, and instead they will try to attack the credibility of the alleged victim.
Feinstein issued a statement on Sunday afternoon in support of Ford and calling for the FBI to investigate the matter before the Senate advances Kavanaugh's nomination.
"We want to go through a full process. and hear everybody out", Trump said, adding that Kavanaugh was one of the finest people he had ever met. She says Ford, a Democrat, isn't politically motivated. They both laughed as Kavanaugh tried to disrobe me in their highly inebriated state. It was expected that only staffers for Republican senators would be on the call, as Democrats have advocated that the FBI investigate Ford's claims in lieu of further action by the committee.