A lawyer for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school says her client is willing to tell her story publicly to the Senate panel considering his nomination.
All three members - Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). One email even had the subject line "Spying" on it. Kavanaugh not only received that message, which mentioned a "mole", but forwarded it to Gonzales.
"This is a remarkable moment with echoes of the past, but also stark differences", said Nan Aaron, the founder and president of the Alliance for Justice, a liberal judicial advocacy group, "I can tell you, every woman in America will be watching how this unfolds". "That's why it's important that both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh be heard immediately and under oath".
"She's willing to testify under oath", the senator said.
The Republicans only have a single-vote majority on the committee, which they control 11 to 10, while they hold the Senate by just 51-49.
She first contacted lawmakers about her experience in July, but initially insisted on remaining anonymous, saying the 1982 incident, when she and Kavanaugh both attended private schools in suburban Washington, had been a source of lasting trauma.
"Lying to an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in a formal interview is a crime, and an impeachable offense", Whitehouse said in the statement. "I mean, she's shown some very incredible courage even coming in here and we're dealing with a nominee whose veracity is already an issue".
Democrats were swift in condemning the allegations Sunday night, calling for Kavanaugh's confirmation to be delayed in light of the new revelations.
"I would also note that she has medical records that corroborate these allegations that far predate Mr. Kavanaugh's nomination", Banks added in her Morning Edition interview, referring to notes from a 2012 couples therapy session, which the Post reviewed. "I never saw Brett act that way".
Conway, who said she had discussed the situation with Trump, said both Ford and Kavanaugh should testify, but made clear it was up to the Judiciary Committee.
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.
Moments later, Welch issued his statement.
"I am deeply troubled by these allegations". "I thought he might inadvertently kill me", Ford told the newspaper, adding, "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing". The committee planned a new round of public hearings with Kavanaugh to investigate the allegation.
Ford described Kavanaugh and Mark Judge, a second boy in the room, as "stumbling drunk" in her interview with the Post. During all that time, "they did not raise it", he said in a Senate floor speech.
Asked whether he agreed with Sen.
Democrats had demanded a delay in the committee's vote in order to let the FBI investigate. Another week or two - what difference would it make? I think the American people, whether they're Republicans or Democrats, are going to face the consequences of who goes on the Supreme Court.
The Kavanaugh hearings were already an embarrassing spectacle in which Democrats ignored the rules, processes and procedures when it suited them.
Chuck Grassley, Republican from Iowa and chair of the judiciary committee, has not given an indication that the vote would be postponed.
The discussion focused on the Senate hearing announced for next week, where Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford will both have a chance to give their accounts from the night when the latter was allegedly the victim of a sexual assault carried out by Kavanaugh.
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