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Calls grow to delay Kavanaugh vote amid sex assault allegations

Calls grow to delay Kavanaugh vote amid sex assault allegations

On Monday, all 10 Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats called on the panel's Republican chairman to postpone this week's planned committee vote on Kavanaugh's nomination.

But the chief Republican shepherding Judge Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination said he thinks follow-up phone calls with him and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, are the right way to go.

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.

Kavanaugh said he's willing to "refute" her "false allegation" before the Senate Judiciary Committee "in any way the committee deems appropriate". Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations, reiterating again on Monday that he has never done "anything like what the accuser describes - to her or anyone". Christine Blasey Ford, a college professor who teaches clinical psychology at Palo Alto University, has identified herself in an exclusive interview with the Washington Post.

Asked about the allegations on Fox & Friends, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president and one of the highest-ranking women in the White House, gave a barely comprehensible answer, trying to simultaneously argue she wants to hear Ford's story while casting doubt on it.

"I support Mrs. Ford's decision to share her story and now that she has, it is in the hands of the FBI to conduct an investigation".

Trump and Kavanaugh were not scheduled to meet while the judge was at the White House on Monday, two officials said.

The Post said Ford originally contacted her representative in the House, California Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo, whose office sent her letter to Feinstein.

"She believes that but for his inebriation and his inability to take her clothes off, he would have raped her", Katz said.

Those looking to how the public received Hill's accusations against Thomas in hopes that Kavanaugh will still prevail may see a good sign in that the percentage of Americans supporting his nomination did not drop after Hill's allegations and testimony.

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Ford initially declined to come forward.

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

A committee vote on Kavanaugh's nomination is scheduled for Thursday.

Two committee Republicans - all on the GOP side are men - Jeff Flake of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of SC, said they wanted to hear more from Ford. The panel's vote only serves as a recommendation and Kavanaugh's confirmation can still be brought to a vote in the Senate, where Republicans hold a 51-49 majority, even without the committee's approval.

"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 was able to escape the assault when a classmate of Kavanaugh's, Mark Judge, jumped on top of them.

Kavanaugh denied the allegations outright.

Democrats are now demanding a delay on the Kavanaugh vote in light of Ford's story.

Ford's former high school is located seven miles away from Kavanaugh's former high school, and each of them are single-sex educational institutions. Dianne Feinstein became public over the past week, she chose to go ahead and speak out herself, Sunday's report said.

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. "Senator Feinstein, on the other hand, has had this information for many weeks and deprived her colleagues of the information necessary to do our jobs", he said.


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