Through her attorney, Blasey Ford has said she is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee but first wants the FBI to investigate the matter to help ensure all the facts have been vetted. "They've investigated about six times before, and it seems that they don't do that".
"Republicans are trying to bully her into a rigged hearing", No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Dick Durbin of IL tweeted about Ford.
"We want to give everybody a chance to say what they have to say", Trump said.
"He was nominated for the objective of taking away a woman's constitutionally protected right to make her own health care decisions", the tweet read.
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Democrats are casting Republicans as strong-arming a wronged woman, their eyes on a #MeToo movement that has caught fire and exploded the careers of dozens of male titans.
"Guess who is perpetrating all of these kinds of actions?"
Judge writes that at one gathering of early 1980s-era Maryland teenagers, a girl asked him if he knew "Bart O'Kavanaugh", saying she "heard he puked in someone's vehicle the other night". "I'm not being critical, I'm being factual when I say this is an 11th-hour allegation". "She has the moral duty to present what she says she knows in an appropriate forum, and under our system, that forum is the Senate Judiciary Committee". Just yesterday she said she didn't know if everything in the letter was true.
Ernst is retired combat veteran who's talked publicly about facing sexual harassment in the military during more than two decades of service, and she's worked in the Senate to combat sex abuse.
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Hill, a law professor at Brandeis University, criticized what she characterized as an unnecessary rush by Republican leaders. Grassley said. "We wouldn't be having this hearing if it wasn't for the fact that Dr.
"If she is accusing him of something so egregious, she needs to be heard", Ernst told Radio Iowa on Tuesday.
"Dr. Ford was reluctantly thrust into the public spotlight only two days ago".
"In fact, I have no memory of the alleged incident", Judge said in a statement via his lawyer. Neither will be heard from in the name of expediting this process after a last-minute allegation.
The controversy hands Senate Democrats considering challenging Trump in 2020 a rich opportunity, and they're taking it.
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Monday's meeting, called for by the United States , came on the eve of a high-stakes inter-Korean summit in the Pyongyang. In fact, however, North Korea's nuclear disarmament started even before the Trump-Kim summit - at Pyongyang's initiative.
If you don't think this is political, consider that Democratic Sen. The committee has also offered to send a team to Ford to make her feel more comfortable instead of coming to Washington. She sat on it until last week to make maximum political use out it, which I think is despicable.
"I can't imagine any parent accepting this view", Warren tweeted.
Moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME, who has had her share of clashes with Mr Trump, said she hoped Ms Ford would reconsider a decision not to testify and "it's not fair to Judge Kavanaugh" if she refuses.
GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee - among a handful of Republicans who insisted on hearing from Ford before voting - said it would be a "shame" if Ford didn't show up to testify. The elite high school also graduated President Donald Trump's other Supreme Court appointee, Neil Gorsuch, and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.
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The project ran for more than 10 years but was suspended in 2016 after North Korea carried out its fourth nuclear test. The North Korean leader emerged from the airport building to raucous cheering and walked up to President Moon Jae-in.