Pressure Mounts On Republicans To Postpone Brett Kavanaugh Vote

Trump Jr. mocks sexual assault claim against Kavanaugh

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will review the sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh "by the book" with bipartisan interviews on the Judiciary Committee.

"Judge Kavanaugh and the White House both stand by that statement", said spokeswoman Kerri Kupec. There was no immediate explanation of the reason for his visit. The delay makes it increasingly hard for Kavanaugh to win approval by October 1, when the new session of the Supreme Court begins.

Some Republicans have suggested they want to hear from Ford before moving forward with a scheduled Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Thursday.

Now, both Republicans and Democrats are searching for a fair way for her to make her allegations and for Judge Kavanaugh to respond. Kavanaugh came to the White House amid the upheaval, but there was no immediate word on why or whether he had been summoned. The official said Kavanaugh has been coming to the White House "often" for meetings during the confirmation process. Feinstein said she passed Ford's account on to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She should not be ignored.

Dr Ford, 51, a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, said: "I thought he might inadvertently kill me".

When asked if Kavanaugh should be required to testify again, Conway said: "Well the Senate Judiciary Committee has to decide how each of them will testify as to these specific allegations". "That's a very intimidating statement and it really is created to scare her and make her not want to come forward".

"Her recollection of these events is crystal clear", Ford's attorney, Lisa Banks, told Morning Edition.

"No one in their right mind, regardless of their motive, would want to inject themselves into this process and face the kind of annihilation that she will be subjected to by those who want this nominee to go through", the attorney told NBC. Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a member of the Judiciary Committee, says he is not comfortable holding a vote until Ford's allegations are heard. Sen.

Amid the chaos, a key question quietly emerged among some political operatives: Would Republicans force through the Kavanaugh nomination even if it jeopardizes their control of Congress?

Jim Gensheimer, a friend of Ford's, told the San Jose Mercury News that Ford has been "trying to forget about this all of her life, basically" and that she has told him that she is afraid to sleep in bedrooms that do not have a second way out.

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

Republican Judiciary Committee aides planned to talk to Kavanaugh by telephone Monday evening about Ford's allegations and hoped for a phone interview with Ford on Tuesday, said a person who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss arrangements that weren't made public. But Democrats say staff calls are insufficient and want the proceedings postponed so the FBI can investigate. The three senators are considered potential "yes" votes.

Baldwin's Republican opponent, state Sen. Contacted Sunday by CNN, Sen.

The dueling testimony could threaten Trump's attempt to install a conservative in the place of frequent swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy, potentially altering the balance of the court for a generation. Former Vice President Joe Biden, then the committee chairman, told Teen Vogue magazine previous year that he should have acted more thoroughly on Hill's accusations.

The next session of the Supreme Court opens on October 1.

Johnson has publicly supported President Donald Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh while Baldwin has opposed him.

The allegation was referred to the committee in a July letter Ford gave to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.). "I'd like everybody to be very happy".

She described a high school party in the early 1980s at which a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, attempted to pull off her clothes, and covered her mouth as she tried to scream.

The Democrats have written Iowa GOP Sen.

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