Christine Blasey Ford is my new heroine.
Nearly a quarter - 23% - didn't know whether the Senate should vote to confirm Kavanaugh, slightly fewer than "didn't know" about Thomas in July (pre-Hill accusations) - 31%. Both Collins and Murkowski are considered potential swing votes on Kavanaugh's nomination. At the direction of the committee's chairman, Iowa Sen.
Trump said he wants a "full process" to investigate the allegations, but he also said the nomination was "very much on track".
"This is a completely false allegation", Kavanaugh said Monday in a statement. The he in question is federal appeals judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's pick to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh denies the allegation, but his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, came back with an offer to testify publicly to Congress. Kavanaugh did the same.
But Mr. Trump brushed aside the suggestion that Judge Kavanaugh withdraw: "What a ridiculous question".
The photo attached shows a crumpled-up piece of notebook paper with a scribbled message: "Hi Cindy will you be my girlfriend, Love Bret". Ford provided portions of the therapist's notes to the paper, which described an incident without mentioning Kavanaugh by name.
Trump Jr. also "liked" a tweet from conservative actor James Woods that compared the accusation to a #MeToo "lynching".
A record number of women, majority Democrats, will be on the nation's ballots in the November 6 congressional elections.
Ford claims Kavanaugh was "stumbling drunk" at the time, but Hatch rejected the possibility that he was so intoxicated he can't remember the incident. Flake went as far as to say he was "not comfortable" voting for Kavanaugh for the time being.
She has no reliable idea when or even where this episode took place.
Grassley has not indicated whether he will do so.
White House is Planning an Attack on Kavanaugh Accuser, Christine Blasey Ford
Blasey Ford's experience is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton", the letter says. Ford said she kept silent about the alleged incident until she was in couples' therapy with her husband in 2012.
The assault accusation, made privately in July, took on new weight over the weekend when Ford went on the record with The Washington Post.
Kavanaugh, meanwhile, was seen arriving at the White House late Monday morning.
White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters Monday that Ford "should not be ignored or insulted; she should be heard".
She says that's up to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
But Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer of NY said it would be "a deep insult to the women of America" if Grassley did not postpone Thursday's meeting. "She should testify under oath and she should do it on Capitol Hill", Conway said. Even if the allegations are true, she does not believe they should disqualify the nominee, "because I don't think that's the kind of life that he's led".
"I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation".
Collins said that both Kavanaugh and Ford should testify under oath to the committee but she didn't say whether the committee vote should be postponed.
"I think it's too soon to tell, but Flake is the one man with the leverage to do this", GOP strategist Rick Wilson told Politico.
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. "He stands ready to testify tomorrow if the Senate is ready to hear him", White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement Monday. 2013: Notes from an individual therapy session said Ford talked about a "rape attempt" from when she was a teenager, according to the Post.
The fast-developing story has set Kavanaugh's nomination on an uncertain course, just days ahead of a scheduled committee vote. And certainly the Supreme Court nominee should want his name to be cleared before he assumes any judicial lifetime appointment.
"There's a difference between making a mistake and having it be your character", says Cleta Mitchell, a Republican election attorney based in Washington, D.C., and a supporter of Kavanaugh.