President Trump took questions on his embattled Supreme Court nominee Wednesday, as he left the White House en route to North Carolina and SC to survey Hurricane Florence damage. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, also said more witnesses should be allowed to testify, including Mark Judge, a friend of Kavanaugh's at the time who Ford said was in the room when the alleged assault happened.
Republicans had also displayed no willingness to delay a Judiciary panel vote that Grassley had planned for this Thursday to advance the nomination, setting the stage for full Senate confirmation of Kavanaugh by month's end, in time for the new Supreme Court session.
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Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on which sit some of the same members today.
Kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court had looked nearly certain to be confirmed until Blasey Ford came forward at the weekend. It was unclear whether that goal would have to be adjusted. "The Judiciary Committee immediately informed the White House".
Kavanaugh has denied the allegation and said he would testify to "refute this false allegation" and "defend my integrity".
Instead, Grassley had said he'd seek telephone interviews with Kavanaugh and Ford, winning plaudits from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for planning to handle the episode "by the book".
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa said in a statement Monday he's working "to get to the bottom of these claims" by setting up phone calls with Ford and Kavanaugh, an option top committee Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California has rejected as inadequate. "I can't say everything's truthful", Feinstein said when asked about Ford. "It's just so polar opposite of the Brett Kavanaugh that I've known for 35 years". Only if the White House "demands it" will the FBI investigate the claim, Carlson said. It added the alleged misconduct "does not involve any potential federal crime".
Democrats complain that Ms Ford was not consulted before the hearing was announced.
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She said she feared Kavanaugh might inadvertently kill her before she managed to flee.
"We stand by our comments the night Judge Kavanaugh was nominated", the statement continued.
"I feel so badly for him that he's going through this, to be honest with you, I feel so badly for him", said Mr Trump during a news conference with the president of Poland. "But now, at the 11th hour, with committee votes on the schedule, after Democrats have spent weeks and weeks searching for any possible reason that the nomination should be delayed-now they choose to introduce this allegation".
The president is facing questions about Kavanaugh amid scrutiny of a woman's claim that the judge sexually assaulted her at a party when they were both in high school. The least we can do is hear what she has to say - and how Kavanaugh responds.
Ford went public with her story Sunday, telling The Washington Post that Kavanaugh had forced himself on her in a bedroom at a party when he was 17 and she was 15, attempting to remove her clothes and clapping his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.
The uncertainty around Kavanaugh's confirmation, and how long the court could be stuck shorthanded at eight justices, also could also affect the types of cases the justices agree to hear. He has categorically denied the accusation.
"I have never done anything like what the accuser describes to her or to anyone", the 53-year-old conservative federal appeals court judge said. "I hope Republican Voters, and others, are watching, and studying, the Democrats Playbook", Trump tweeted late on Tuesday.
Katz said Ford believes "she would have been raped" by Kavanaugh had he not been drunk.