Democratic and Republican voters sound off on Kavanaugh allegations

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appears during a Senate confirmation hearing on Sept. 5. in Washington

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appears during a Senate confirmation hearing on Sept. 5. in Washington

NPR's Tom reports that view was echoed Tuesday by a senior Defense Department official who questioned the notion of a permanent Polish base. Republicans are sensitive to the fact that only men serve on the GOP side of the judiciary committee.

The 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee penned a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and White House Counsel Don McGahn on Tuesday arguing that the FBI needs to complete an investigation before the hearing is scheduled to take place on Monday.

They are also unlikely to agree on an alternative date and the hearing could still go ahead without Mrs Ford.

Added Jeffress, " I can say with absolute certainty that the Democrats don't care who is telling the truth.

Flake also met with leadership at around noon on Tuesday to talk about a possible delay in the nomination process in order to schedule a hearing so Ford could tell her story.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., was asked if it was poor optics for an all-male panel of Judiciary Committee Republicans to be questioning Ford about her allegations (there are four women, all Democrats, also on the committee).

Kavanaugh called the allegations against him "completely false", emphasizing that he is willing to clear his name in front of the USA lawmakers.

"If she does not want to come Monday, publicly or privately, we're going to move on and vote Wednesday", he said on Fox News, speaking before Ford's letter was released.

The president has commented on the Kavanaugh allegation throughout the week, praising his Supreme Court pick's integrity and intellect, while declining to attack Ford.

The letter says the women - who graduated from the private Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Md., between 1967 and 2018 - believe California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford "and are grateful that she came forward to tell her story".

"Brett Kavanaugh and I were friends in high school but I do not recall the party described in Dr. Ford's letter", Judge said in a letter to the Judiciary Committee.

Asked if the allegations being true would be disqualifying, Scott responded, "Well if the allegation is proven to be true, of course". "The invitation for Monday still stands", he said.

"This is mainly an opportunity to accommodate her. She doesn't know how she got there, when it was, and so that would logically be something where she would get questions", Cornyn told reporters.

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Meanwhile, Republicans are suggesting that Ford, whose allegations have upended Kavanaugh's nomination - the committee's vote was already pushed from Thursday to likely next week - will have one chance to testify, and one chance only. "Certainly, in the a year ago, the #MeToo movement has given women the strength to come forward".

However, Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, countered Ford's proposal on Twitter Tuesday night, arguing, "The FBI does not do investigations like this". Eshoo gave the letter to Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

"It wouldn't bother me other than the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that they really don't do that".

Republicans are considering whether to hire outside attorneys to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault.

Democrats have objected to the proposed hearing format, with Feinstein arguing there should be more than just two witnesses, possibly to include people in whom Ford previously confided. 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". Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said.

In a statement issued Friday, Hill said, "I have seen firsthand what happens when such a process is weaponized against an accuser, and no one should have to endure that again".

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