The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to hear testimonies from Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford regarding her allegation that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her when they were in high school.
"I know he's going to stand by me", Kavanaugh said. A very common approach quickly modeled by the president of the United States focused not on Swetnick but on the attorney who brought forward her accusations, Trump tormenter Michael Avenatti.
Regarding the new allegation, Grassley said, "we have had accusation after accusation after accusation". She can respond directly to the hired gun's queries or slide by them, as Kavanaugh did so often in the confirmation hearing. He said he did not remember being at a party with her. She says he assaulted her at a party in high school in the 1980s. She said she had been nearly raped by someone who was now a federal judge. She did not identify her attackers and did not accuse Kavanaugh of taking part. During the incident, I was incapacitated without my consent and unable to fight off the boys raping me. "I stopped to speak with her, and she told me she had read a recent social media post I had written about my own experience with sexual assault".
There was no immediate response by the committee to the AP's request for comment. He's denied those allegations.
"The negotiations kept happening ... they finally reached the commitment [for Ford to testify before the committee on Thursday] ... and, within 24 hours of that commitment, the second accuser comes forward in a New Yorker article that the New York Times said it did not go with because it could not find the corroboration". "That's totally false and outrageous".
All 11 Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are men (as are six of the 10 Democrats).
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He also accused Judge Kavanaugh of misleading senators in previous hearings. A vote in the full Senate could happen as early as next Tuesday, senior Senate Republicans have said.
Christine Blasey Ford, 51, says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during an alcohol-fueled house party in 1982 when she was about 15 and he was about 17.
The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote on Friday on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the US Supreme Court.
She was giving her account of unwanted sexual advances from the then supreme court nominee, Clarence Thomas.
Unless, of course, the uncertainty is a deliberate strategy aimed at forcing another delay in the confirmation process. It's merely confirmation that she told a lot of people about this alleged, still-evidence-free, and witness-lacking allegation of attempted sexual assault that occurred during high school some 30-plus years ago, but that's all.
Ford is scheduled to testify Thursday morning before the Judiciary Committee, with Kavanaugh testifying separately, after she is finished.
"I drank beer with my friends, usually on weekends. I'm reminded of Watergate, where Fred Thompson actually did most of the key questioning for Senator Baker, and I believe Sam Dash did it for the chair", he added.
"I think all of us have probably done things we look back on in high school and regret or cringe a bit, but that's not what we're talking about".