Kavanaugh accuser wants Federal Bureau of Investigation probe before she will testify

Kavanaugh accuser wants Federal Bureau of Investigation probe before she will testify

Almost three decades after her own fearless testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991, Anita Hill on Tuesday spoke out about the allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh and urged lawmakers not to repeat the mistakes that were made back then.

"Dr. Blasey Ford's experience is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton". And having that long-awaited victory accomplished by a male judicial appointee confirmed under a cloud of #MeToo suspicion seems like a good way to cement a perception that's fatal to the pro-life movement's larger purposes - the perception that you can't be pro-woman and pro-life. James Lankford, R-Okla. "It is a political dialogue on a very, very painful subject for a lot of people". "But I can only say this, he is such an outstanding man".

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said he had "a lot of questions" for Kavanaugh.

But Ford's lawyers say in a letter to Committee Chairman, Republican Chuck Grassley, that some of the senators on the committee "appear to have made up their minds" and believe Kavanaugh.

Although Feinstein was told of Ford's claims in July and has vouched for her, she told Fox News on Tuesday that she "can't say everything's truthful".

He added that Kavanaugh was "anxious" to answer the accusations against him, while acknowledging that the testimony would hold up his confirmation. He said in a statement Monday that he wanted to "refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity". Senator Orrin Hatch asserted that Ford was "mixed up". Thursday's vote will not occur.

President Donald Trump echoed McConnell's critique during a joint press conference with President Duda of Poland Tuesday afternoon. A substantial delay could push confirmation past the November elections - when Democrats have a shot at winning Senate control - plus allow more time for unforeseen problems to pop up.

The Republican leader criticized Democrats for sitting on the information during weeks of debate on Kavanaugh's nomination.

Among the GOP defectors was Sen.

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Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on which sit some of the same members today.

Collins said that in a telephone conversation with Kavanaugh on Friday he was "absolutely emphatic" that the assault didn't occur.

Grassley said an FBI investigation wouldn't have bearing on Ford's testimony so "there is no reason for further delay".

Judge said on Tuesday he would not testify about the allegation and defended Kavanaugh.

Speaking alongside fellow Democratic Sens.

Kavanaugh has said that he is willing to testify on this matter "if the Senate is willing to hear him", according to White House spokesman Raj Shah. "This is another attempt by Republicans to rush this nomination and not fully vet Judge Kavanaugh".

Ari Flesicher, a former White House spokesman in the George W. Bush administration, also waded into the controversy during a recent Fox News appearance, suggesting that high school behavior should be weighed in the context of an adult life without any known blemishes. Unable to get an interview with Ford, they started interviewing neighbors.

Kavanaugh on Monday flatly denied Ford's account, saying in a statement, "I have never done anything like what the accuser describes - to her or to anyone". That's it. I don't have more to say on the subject, ' she wrote.

Democrats oppose Mr Kavanaugh's nomination and have called for the FBI to launch an investigation.

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