"In the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court", he said firmly.
Miranda's new comments are a significant development in what remains a largely "she said, he said" account of events between Ford and Kavanaugh.
Christine Blasey Ford, a professor from California, came forward earlier this week to publicly accuse Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her at a party more than 30 years ago, when the two were in high school. Kavanaugh, now a judge on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has repeatedly denied her allegation.
Minutes after Trump's tweet on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell played verbal hardball of his own, drawing a standing ovation when he assured a gathering of evangelical activists that the conservative Kavanaugh would soon be a justice.
The source notes that it is not standard procedure for another witness to dictate who else should testify and "that's not precedent we are going to follow". Women oppose him by 20 points, 43 percent to 23 percent; men support him by four points, 40 percent to 36 percent.
"He does the right thing", presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters Friday morning when asked if she'd advised him to not criticize Ford.
The Senate is narrowly controlled by Republicans, who have embraced the idea of a quick vote on Kavanaugh's nomination if Ford does not to testify.
'Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left wing politicians who don't want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay, ' Trump tweeted. "If she says, 'I can't do it this day, ' and they give her another day, 'I can't do it.' Look, move forward".
But according to USA media reports, Katz said in an email to the Senate Judiciary Committee that Ford still wishes to testify "provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety".
"As you are aware, she's been receiving death threats which have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and she and her family have been forced out of their home", Katz wrote to the committee. These are the conditions she is asking for, according to the Senate aides.
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In addition to security, expected to be provided by Capitol Police, Professor Ford has asked for press coverage of her testimony to be the same as for Mr Kavanaugh.
Most everyone in Congress agreed at first that both should have a chance to tell their stories under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"We'll do it Wednesday, we expect the accuser before the accused and we do intend to have the counsel do the questioning", the senator told Politico.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) said a committee hearing with Kavanaugh and Ford was "the only way to go" during a CNN interview on Monday, and Sen.
Trump's abrupt change of course put off at least one person he may need to confirm Kavanaugh in the Senate Republicans narrowly control, 51-49. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), said through a spokesman late Thursday that he would be consulting with colleagues on how to proceed.
In July, Ford sent a letter to the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, Sen.
She accused Kavanaugh of attacking her and trying to remove her clothing while he was drunk at a party when he was 17 years old and she was 15.
Judge's lawyer said in a letter to the committee on Tuesday that Judge did not recall the incident and did not wish to testify.
Kavanaugh, who's been eager to testify, said he was ready to appear Monday.
Trump, who had been careful in recent days not to criticise Ford as he defends his nominee, told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday (Friday NZT) that he feels the nomination has been delayed long enough.