Democrats Calls To Delay Kavanaugh Vote After His Accuser Goes Public

Kavanaugh denies high school assault allegation

However, top Republicans seemed to be trying to limit any new testimony by Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, to telephone interviews. Kavanaugh has denied it.

Ford says she didn't talk about the incident until a couples therapy session with her husband in 2012.

As Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, called for a delay in the vote, two committee Republicans - all 11 on the GOP side are men - Sens.

He demanded to know why Feinstein had "waited almost three months" to hand over the letter to federal authorities and why she had "politely pantomimed her way" through confirmation hearings with no mention of it.

"I thought he might inadvertently kill me", said Ford, who is now 51 years old and lives in northern California.

"The rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth", the Post quoted Lisa Banks, a lawyer for Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Blasey Ford, as saying.

The future trajectory of Kavanaugh's nomination is especially hard to predict because of the change in how alleged sexual assaults are now handled in public life, following a long series of scandals that have felled key figures in politics, the media and Hollywood in recent months.

Underscoring the raw political divisions prompted by the Kavanaugh fight, Feinstein said she'd only learned of the hearing on Twitter. She also has questioned the speed of the hearing and the fact that there will be only two witnesses, Kavanaugh and Ford. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, told NBC News that Ford is "mixed up", and called Kavanaugh "honest" and "straightforward". Dianne Feinstein since July, but it only recently surfaced.

The 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee penned a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and White House Counsel Don McGahn on Tuesday arguing that the FBI needs to complete an investigation before the hearing is scheduled to take place on Monday.

- President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil Sunday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first time.

Republican Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley said that it was "disturbing" that such "uncorroborated" allegations had emerged ahead of the committee vote.

Spokesman Taylor Foy had no new information about the committee's planned vote.

While Flake said he wanted to hear from Ford, he did not suggest Kavanaugh's nomination should be withdrawn.

Democrats, led by New York Sen. The statement also blasted Democrats' "tactics and motives" for bringing the allegations to light just days before the committee is set to vote.

Kavanaugh Hearing to Address Sex Assault Allegation Uncertain for Monday, Sources Say
Ford's story has not been corroborated, and many of Kavanaugh's former classmates are speaking out against these accusations. Ms Ford detailed her allegation in a letter sent in July to Senator Dianne Feinstein, the committee's top Democrat.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of a 1982 sexual assault will be called to testify in the Senate next Monday, complicating what had appeared to be a smooth confirmation process. Kavanaugh has denied the accusations. Kavanaugh replied "no" to her questions. Collins now. Let her know you care about protections under the Affordable Care Act and urge her to vote against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, also says the FBI should investigate now that Christine Blasey Ford has spoken to The Washington Post in an article posted Sunday.

At this stage, there is no indication that Kavanaugh's nomination is under threat, owing to the GOP Senate majority and the huge incentive for Republicans to cement a conservative majority on the nation's top bench.

Without Flake's support, the Senate could have to bypass the Judiciary Committee and directly vote on Kavanaugh's nomination.

Feinstein says she believed from the outset that the allegations were "extremely serious" and "bear heavily" on Kavanaugh's character.

Republicans control the Senate by only a narrow margin, meaning any defections could sink the nomination and deal a major setback to Trump, who has been engaged in a so-far successful effort since becoming president past year to move the Supreme Court and broader federal judiciary to the right.

Speaking publicly for the first time, Ford said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend - both "stumbling drunk, " Ford alleges - corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County. Kavanaugh has denied the accusation.

Ford said she told her husband after they were married in 2002 that she had been the victim of physical abuse.

But Doug Jones of Alabama says there's time for lawmakers to investigate.

Kavanaugh and Ford had each indicated earlier Monday a willingness to testify to the Judiciary committee.

If the White House withdrew the nomination or Kavanaugh bowed out, the Senate would not have enough time to confirm a justice before the start of the new court session October 1, leaving it with eight justices as Anthony Kennedy has retired.

Kavanaugh attended a private school for boys in Maryland while Ford attended a nearby school.

Making headlines in 1991 as much as Hill's sensational harassment charges was the assertion from women's rights advocates that senators failed to realize the magnitude of harassment women endure in the workplace.

Grassley's office told the Associated Press that it was possible committee members might have a bipartisan call with Ford, though nothing final had been announced as of Sunday evening.



Latest news

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea 'happy' amid contract extension talks
The report further states that the Serie A giants do not want to sell Perisic as the Croatian is one of their best players. Asked if he was considering signing a contract, De Gea said: "I feel really loved at this club".

Diogo Dalot Starts - Manchester United Team vs Young Boys Confirmed
Basel also dumped Alex Ferguson's United out in the group stage back in 2011-12. He said after the match: "Dalot did very well".

Kavanaugh Would Testify Against Sexual Assault Allegation
The sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh first surfaced late last week, with bare bones details and without Ford's name. "We want to go through a full process. and hear everybody out", Trump told reporters at an event on workforce development.

'Stranger Things,' 'Atlanta' snubbed at the Emmy Awards
To his children, he said: "You can go to bed now, daddy won!" Others who Ricky Martin , Andy Samberg, RuPaul and John Legend. But he took his talent to new heights, using his acceptance speech to pop the question to girlfriend Jan Svendsen.

Antonio Brown’s Agent Explains ‘Trade’ Tweet, Missed Steelers Practice
As our John Breech noted on Monday, that was not Brown's only emotional display during the game. The receiver also seemed to let his emotions get the better of him late in the fourth quarter.

Bank of Baroda, Vijaya stocks end in red, Dena Bank up 20%
The banking industry was saddled with bad loans - called non-performing assets in banking parlance - of Rs 8.50 lakh crore. The plan to merge the three banks was taken by a ministerial panel, led by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday.

Captain Marvel's Trailer Is Finally Here, And It's Fantastic
Captain Marvel has been directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and it features Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson in lead roles. As she gets up, dust and debris peppered throughout her buttery blonde locks, a familiar voice bellows in the background.

Robertson claims Liverpool can challenge for Premier League and UCL
I would never expect that, you need a really outstanding performance and that's what the boys delivered. But if you analyze the game it's some key moments - the goal that we concede.

Trump threatens 'economic retaliation' if China goes after USA workers
Beijing has warned that it would hit an additional US$60 billion (NZ$92 billion) in American goods if Trump ordered more tariffs . Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook had dinner with US President Donald Trump last month, though neither gave details of discussions.

Protests Disrupt Global Climate Action Summit
His administration is also seeking to boost methane emissions and roll back California's strict vehicle emissions standards. In a speech, he called the conference a way to broadcast that the still committed to fighting global warming.

Iran vows to protect civilians in Syria's Idlib province
Thousands of foreign fighters, from China, Europe and the Middle East, are the backbone of the militant groups. There are an estimated 60,000 rebel fighters in Idlib and its surrounding areas.

$2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings
She was found not far from where the previous body was discovered and she later died at a hospital from fatal head trauma. The victims in the Ortiz case were killed or left for dead in rural parts of Webb County, which borders the Rio Grande.

Flood waters rise as Florence pummels Carolinas; at least eight dead
The death toll rose to at least 16 in North and SC , where roads were treacherous and even the most stately trees were falling. The three-month-old child died when a large pine tree fell across a mobile home in Gaston County, North Carolina, police said.

The Patriots Have Agreed To A Trade For Browns Receiver Josh Gordon
However, if Gordon lands in New England, he should be free to play as soon as he's healthy. The Patriots are finalizing a deal to trade for Gordon, according to a report.

PAOK vs Chelsea: Sarri reveals Hazard, others may not play
The Liverpool forward won the Golden Boot last season and Sarri is backing Hazard to dethrone the Egyptian this campaign. We can cope with the problems with the quality in the offensive phase, but not in the defensive phase.

Other news