He also heaped praise on Kavanaugh, writing: '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.
Christine Blasey Ford, a college Professor, alleges that Mr. Kavanaugh drunkenly assaulted her at a party when he was 17, she was 15, and they were attending private schools outside Washington in the 1980s. Kavanaugh has called Ford's allegation "completely false".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told listeners at the annual Values Voter summit to "keep the faith" and "not get rattled" by "tactics" being used to keep Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh off the bench.
NBC News, which first (and breathlessly) reported on Miranda's claims has now updated their story about her Tweet adding her NPR denial, but the update doesn't come, of course, until the fifth paragraph.
Multiple media outlets report Debra Katz, Ford's attorney, said the earliest Ford could appear before the committee is Thursday next week.
It is also not traditional for the accused to testify first and not have an opportunity for rebuttal.
Ford's legal team has said she strongly prefers that her allegations are fully investigated before she testifies.
Instead she has sought to have the FBI investigate the incident as part of its official background check on the nominee.
He's wrong. The FBI routinely investigates all aspects of a judicial nominee's background that may impact his fitness to sit as a judge.
Dr Ford has yet to give her full account in public and said the FBI should investigate her claim.
She spoke with staff for the Judiciary Committee's chair and ranking member and laid out their requests in order for Ford to testify next week, including that Kavanaugh not be in the same room.
Ford wants FBI investigation into Kavanaugh allegation before testifying, attorney says
Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who has not yet announced how she will vote, said Ford deserved her day before the committee. Trump says the judge "is not a man that deserves this". "We want to hear both sides", President Trump said.
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According to the Washington Post, Ford, who had also contacted the newspaper in July, chose to go public after it became clear people were learning her identity. Mark Judge, the other classmate identified in the allegation, also denied the incident occurred.
Why did you make that decision?
She said Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her, putting his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.
"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. Grassley said he was disturbed to learn of the threats.
The confirmation fight has unfolded ahead of November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are seeking to take control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans.
The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed a vote on Kavanaugh.
US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is under scrutiny after an accusation of rape during his high school years.
Those who work closely with the President say he has privately voiced suspicion about the #MeToo movement and complained that decades-old allegations could ruin men's lives in an instant.
For Trump, approval of Kavanaugh would cement conservative control of the Supreme Court and advance a White House effort to tilt the American judiciary more to the right. The allegation has jarred Kavanaugh's prospects for winning Senate confirmation to be a justice, which until Ford's emergence last week had seemed all but certain.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday showed a growing number of Americans opposing Kavanaugh's nomination.