"The matter was not one of my civil rights", she said.
The woman who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault said the incident drastically altered her life and she felt it was her "civic duty" to share her story about what happened to her 36 years ago at the hands of the man nominated by President Donald Trump as the Supreme Court judge.
Supreme Court appointments must be confirmed by the Senate, and Trump's fellow Republicans control the chamber by a narrow 51-49 margin.
She took turns with the Democratic senators to ask questions in five-minute segments, disrupting her flow. Cory Gardner, postmarked Saturday but bearing no name, signature or return address. When he was the author of the Starr Report, my daughter (from Boulder, Colorado) occasionally socialized with Brett Kavanaugh, ' it reads. Cory Gardner and alleges that Kavanaugh physically assaulted a woman he socialized with while drunk. "There were at least four witnesses, including my daughter", the letter stated. "Judge Kavanaugh flatly denied any such event ever happened", the spokesperson said. "The justice system is not all we can count on for people to be protected".
But the current appeals court judge declared in a statement: "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone".
"If I thought he was guilty of something like this, yes, sure", Trump said at a press conference on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY.
While Republicans have suggested that the recent spate of allegations against Kavanaugh are politically motivated and created to prevent him from being confirmed to the Supreme Court, Democrats have said they favor an FBI investigation into the accusations before Kavanaugh can be confirmed - something which Republicans say is just a delay tactic.
The revelation was included in a late-night news release by Sen. He says he was contacted by staff members of the Judiciary Committee over the weekend about Mitchell's qualifications. Although Republican leaders say they want to move forward with a confirmation vote, some moderate Republicans have not yet committed to voting for him.
She was seated next to Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List which has been pushing senators to support Kavanaugh's nomination.
She also said she witnessed efforts by Kavanaugh and others "to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be "gang raped" in a side room or a bedroom by a "train" of numerous boys", adding she remembers boys including Kavanaugh getting in lines to take part in these rapes.
Trump dismissed the allegations against Kavanaugh as a "big fat con job" orchestrated by Democrats.
"I am here today not because I want to be. They have been seared into my memory and have haunted me episodically as an adult", she says in her eight-page opening testimony obtained yesterday by USA media.
Aides quizzing Kavanaugh on Tuesday told him that the Rhode Island tipster runs a Twitter account whose profile matches one owned by a man named Jefferey Catalan.