Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor at the center of a sexual assault accusation against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has agreed to testify to representatives of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor at the center of a sexual assault accusation against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has agreed to testify to representatives of the Senate Judiciary Committee sometime next week.
The resignation of communications aide Garrett Ventry comes as Kavanaugh, 53, pushes back against an allegation of sexual assault lodged by California professor Christine Blasey Ford, 51, that she says occurred when they were both teenagers.
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley set a Saturday afternoon deadline for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to decide if and how she will testify.
The committee's proposal would accommodate other requests Ford made Thursday night, including limited video coverage, keeping Kavanaugh out of the room while she testifies and guaranteeing her safety, NBC reported Friday.
President Trump tweeted his support for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, even as a conservative theory that his accuser was blaming the wrong person dissolved.
McCaskill, saying Kavanaugh will boost the influence of wealthy donors in elections, became the first of the five most vulnerable Senate Democrats to oppose Trump's choice.
A conservative commentator apologizes for identifying another person in his tweet rebutting Christine Blasey Ford's accusations against Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump says Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than three decades ago, should have reported the alleged incident to the police if it was "as bad as she says."
Brett Kavanaugh is the first Supreme Court pick opposed by a plurality of voters dating back to 2005, according to NBC/Wall Street Journal polls.
Ford's letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee also said that testifying on Monday, as committee Chairman Chuck Grassley scheduled, "is not possible."
Republicans are warning that time is running out for Brett Kavanaugh's accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Wednesday told Christine Blasey Ford that she must send him documents by the end of the week in order to testify Monday about her accusations against Brett Kavanaugh.
Hill also said her advice would be "to push the pause button" until a hearing can be put together that is "not biased by politics or men" — an apparent reference to the all-male Republican majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said an FBI investigation should be "the first step" before she testifies to the Senate.
A big change since the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings has been the #MeToo movement, which has made it less likely that women's accusations of sexual misconduct by powerful men will be brushed off.
A spokesman for the Judiciary Committee's ranking Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, says, "It could be that they haven't heard from her yet because they scheduled the hearing without first talking with her or her lawyer."
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told reporters on Monday that if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lied in denying that he sexually assaulted a woman at a high school party in the early 1980s that it would "obviously" disqualify him.
Trump is expected to offer praise for Hispanic and Latino Americans' cultural contributions — a more amicable tone amid a widening rift between himself and leading Hispanic lawmakers.
Trump Jr.'s post on Instagram, where he has 1.3 million followers, featured an image of faux classroom note from "Bret" to a girl, with the president's son saying, "Judge Kavanaugh's sexual assault letter found by Dems."