Two women had challenged him on Friday as he tried to close a Senate elevator door, confronting him with details of their own experiences of sexual assault and castigating him for announcing he would vote for Kavanaugh in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
BOSTON The Republican senator who suddenly sits at the center of the explosive debate over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick was set to address New Hampshire voters today ahead of a possible run for president.
Kavanaugh and Ford appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, where they answered questions about the allegations.
As President Trump exited the White House for a flight Tuesday, he spoke with reporters on the South Lawn about the topic you'd expect: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the allegations against him. Kavanaugh has denied all allegations against him.
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Gerken had said last week she could not take a position on the nomination because the school is a nonpartisan institution. GOP Judiciary Committee lawyers asked Kavanaugh about both charges during the Tuesday interview , which he denied.
"I was in Tennessee last night and I want to say that those people we had a sold-out arena with thousands of people outside, everywhere I go - I'm going to Pennsylvania to the same thing they are so in favor of Judge Kavanaugh - you've never seen anything like it".
He has also denied an accusation from Ms Ramirez, who said he exposed himself to her at a dorm party more than 25 years ago. She said further that over a series of parties, she saw Kavanaugh "consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women during the early 1980s".
Judge has denied Ford's allegations. The votes from the three Republicans and those of red-state Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota will largely determine whether Kavanaugh is confirmed.
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The process has taken months, starting with most senators meeting privately with President Donald Trump's nominee followed by a week of public hearings.
In a White House press conference overnight, the United States leader sought to excuse excessive drinking by teenagers, while going beyond Kavanaugh's own testimony on his past use of alcohol to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), said Tuesday that he expected the Federal Bureau of Investigation report to be released before Friday, but that he wasn't sure exactly when.
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He said the Democrats are undermining Kavanaugh's credibility and are "willing to do anything or hurt anyone" to submarine his agenda. If all Democratic senators vote against Kavanaugh, Republicans - who have a 51-49 edge in the Senate - can only afford to lose one vote to get the judge's confirmation passed.
Ms Heitkamp, meanwhile, noted that Mr Trump himself called for a "broader" FBI investigation into the allegations.
When Ford's allegations became public, Collins was one of the first senators to say that she wanted to hear directly from Ford.
While Trump's press conference was called Monday to discuss the trade deal struck Sunday between the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the questioning soon turned to the controversy surrounding Kavanaugh's nomination. The nominee claimed that Ramirez was "calling around to classmates trying to see if they remembered it".
But Trump and Republicans have defended Kavanaugh, and Trump again stood by his nominee on Tuesday, saying that the way the allegations were being treated shows it's a "very hard time" for young men.
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She also watched a nurse demonstrate how vitamins are administered to babies by mouth and toured the neonatal intensive care unit. Trump, 48, also had tea with Ghana's first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, at the presidential palace, known as the Jubilee House.