Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is handling the hearing about allegations of sexual assault leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She planned to continue following the hearing because she wanted to hear what Kavanaugh, who has denied the allegations, had to say.
In a statement released by the White House, Kavanaugh said, "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone. I don't know who this is and this never happened", he said. "This is not a trial for Dr. Ford; it's a job interview for Mr. Kavanaugh", Feinstein said before Dr. Ford began her testimony.
Swetnick also made other accusations in her statement.
The committee also released a summary of its work that noted its staff had spoken to two different men who believe they "had the encounter" with Ford, rather than Kavanaugh. She is said to have talked about the assault during a 2012 couple's therapy session, well before Kavanaugh was a nominee for the nation's highest court.
In a sworn statement, Swetnick said she witnessed Kavanaugh "consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980s".
He said Democrats "go into a back room and they talk with each other and they laugh at what they're getting away with".
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Ford has said Kavanaugh trapped her on a bed and tried undressing her, grinding his body against her and muffling her cries with her hand.
"It was hard for me to breathe, and I thought Brett was accidentally going to kill me", her testimony says.
Fresh sex assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has surfaced, as Democrats demand delaying his hearing in the Senate.
Judge, Kavanaugh's high school friend, has been named in multiple claims.
All ten of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote to President Trump Wednesday asking to postpone Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's hearing scheduled for Thursday until the FBI investigates sexual misconduct allegations against him. "I can't tell you".
The Kavanaugh nomination has turned into a political firestorm ahead of congressional elections in November and is threatening to derail President Trump's push to get a conservative-minded majority on the top court ahead of the vote.
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Ramirez accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself during a drunken dormitory party during the 1983-84 academic year when both attended Yale University.
"I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation". Dick Durbin of Illinois, Ford recounted seeing Judge at a Safeway grocery store in suburban Maryland "six to eight weeks" after the alleged assault.
Over the past few days, other false and uncorroborated accusations have been aired.
A committee vote on the nomination was expected on Friday, with a final Senate vote on Tuesday.
"These are last minute smears, pure and simple", Kavanaugh said. I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. "I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name-and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building-against these last-minute allegations", he wrote.
In July, President Donald Trump nominated the Court of Appeals judge for a spot on the Supreme Court.
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Ford and Kavanaugh are both scheduled to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday (local time ). Since Ford's allegation surfaced, two other women have come forward alleging sexual misconduct by the judge.