Cory Gardner: Kavanaugh’s accuser ‘deserves to be heard’

Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on Sept 4 2018

Kavanaugh Doubles Down on Denial – But Makes Secret Visit to White House

Speaking to reporters on Monday, President Trump said, "if it takes a little delay, it'll take a little delay". No, I do not expect victims of sexual abuse to know the exact time of an assault many years later (though lots of abuse victims have no absolutely problem with such vital details). "If it takes a little delay it'll take a little delay".

Banks said Ford was not motivated by politics, but ultimately chose to provide her account "so that those making a very important decision can make an informed decision with all the facts".

Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, made her name and her accusations public in an interview with The Washington Post Sunday. The fact that both Ford and her lawyer appear to be extremely liberal is also a relevant, though hardly a determinative reality.

Some Republicans have suggested they want to hear from Ford before moving forward with a scheduled Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Thursday. He said he would be willing to talk to the committee "in any way" it deems appropriate to "defend my integrity".

McCaleb said "I'm not certain" when asked on Fox News whether she believed Ford, whom she described as a friend of a friend. By the time he testified in a second round of hearings, following Hill, he said, "From my standpoint, as a black American, as far as I'm concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas". But he said he has confidence that Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley will handle the matter appropriately. Democrats, who seized on the development as justification to delay the high-stakes nomination, could energize complacent Republican voters if they're viewed as playing politics with the sensitive allegation. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, also called for slowing the process.

"Brett Kavanaugh and I have been good friends since high school", said the other woman, Maura Fitzgerald.

Psssttt! While you're here we need your help. She said she got away when a companion of Kavanaugh's jumped on him.

Kavanaugh spent more than nine hours at the White House Monday, huddling behind closed doors with his confirmation team.

Kavanaugh denies the allegation and has said he would be willing to testify about Ford's allegations.

Democrats have been bitterly opposed to Trump's choice of Kavanaugh for the nation's highest court.

Late July: Ford opted to contact California Democratic Sen.

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"Judge Kavanaugh and the White House both stand by that statement", said spokeswoman Kerri Kupec.

During a 10-minute phone call with Sen.

Women who organized and signed it say it was a rapid response by a social network that endures decades after they graduated and was easy to mobilize: a chain of friends calling, texting and emailing friends from a Washington-area world where many still live and see each other. "I was listening to some reporting this morning saying that they're going to fight this tooth and nail, that they're going to grill her". He said that should happen after a thorough FBI investigation.

Earlier, 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.

Mrs Katz told NBC's Today: "She believes that if were not for the severe intoxication of Brett Kavanaugh, she would have been raped".

Why would Kavanaugh have denied it so vigorously this past weekend? Bob Corker of Tennessee, said the vote should be postponed until the committee heard from Ford.

During a television interview, Sen.

I also understand that Kavanaugh was 17 when this alleged incident occurred, and "boys will be boys" (is that an excuse?), and losing a seat on the Supreme Court for possibly this one offense may be too harsh. But there are important differences as well as cautions for senators considering how to deal with the allegations.

The committee was due to hold a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination on Thursday.

But White House counselor Kellyanne Conway took pains to display concern for Kavanaugh's accuser.

He insisted the nomination was "very much on track".

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