Anita Hill responds to allegation against Kavanaugh

Anita Hill responds to allegation against Kavanaugh

Anita Hill responds to allegation against Kavanaugh

He also said she mentioned Kavanaugh's name and voiced concern he might one day ascend to the Supreme Court-he was a D.C. Circuit Court judge at the time.

On Thursday California Democratic Sen. Ford chose to reveal her identity after news of her letter to Feinstein leaked.

Ford alleged during a summer in the early 1980s, when she was in her late teens, Kavanaugh and another person drunkenly "corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers" in the suburbs of Maryland. Both are under enormous pressure from outside groups who want them to oppose Kavanaugh on grounds that as a justice he could vote to undercut the Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion in the U.S. All three were minors at the time.

The Post said it viewed notes from that session and an individual therapy session the following year. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., alleging sexual assault.

According to the Weekly Standard, Judge was named in the letter sent to Feinstein and Eshoo and denied that the incident occurred, telling the outlet, "It's just absolutely nuts".

The New Yorker story quotes a classmate of Kavanaugh's saying about the incident in the letter: "I have no recollection of that".

"She's willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth", Katz told NBC's Savannah Guthrie, when asked if Ford would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate. In particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect.

So now we're going all the way back to a nominee's high school days, are we? Ford said she locked herself in a bathroom before leaving the house.

'She believes if it were not for the severe intoxication of Brett Kavanaugh, she would have been raped, ' Katz added.

"Christine Blasey Ford courageously stepped forward to tell her story - it is a credible and serious allegation". Democrats were concerned that if they failed to pass along any information about the allegation, they would be accused of a cover-up. The White House sent it to the Senate Judiciary Committee, making it available to all senators.

The Republican majority, however, has raised questions about the timing of Ford's claims. Not until the eve of his confirmation has Sen.

"This has not changed", said White House spokesman Kerri Kupec. Feinstein became public without her permission.

By then, Ford had begun to fear she would be exposed, particularly after a BuzzFeed reporter visited her at her home and tried to speak to her as she was leaving a classroom. She says Ford, a Democrat, isn't politically motivated.

Before details of the allegation surfaced on Friday, Senate Republicans pointed out that an extensive background check was already completed by the White House and reviewed by the committee. In defense, Kavanaugh and Judge have offered only a blanket denial.

A spokesman for Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Judiciary committee's Republican chairman, said Kavanaugh already went through several days of hearings and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Progressives have mounted a furious bid ever since his nomination in July to derail him, but thus far, no Senate Republicans have indicated they will vote against his confirmation.

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