Senate panel sets afternoon vote on Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh

Senate panel sets afternoon vote on Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh

Senate panel sets afternoon vote on Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh

In an interview to the Washington Post, Ford said it was during a party in Montgomery county in Maryland, USA, that the jurist had led her into a bedroom and attempted to remove her bating suit and put his hand over her mouth so that she couldn't shout.

The development came hours after Kavanaugh testified during an emotional Judiciary panel hearing, after accuser Christine Blasey Ford delivered emotional testimony accusing him of a decades-old sexual assault.

Corker says Kavanaugh conducted himself "as well as anyone could expect". Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who was detained by Republicans on the committee to question Ford, would later tell Ford that she was "struck" by the fact that Ford appeared "terrified".

Flake looked away as the woman began to cry, prompting her to yell, "Look at me when I'm talking to you!" ABC News reports the author might be Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

Another woman prevented the elevator from closing by standing in the door, pressing, "Senator Flake, do you think that Brett Kavanaugh is telling the truth? I don't know why also that we have to look at every woman automatically as a victim if you're a woman and a man as a bad perpetrator", Conway said.

Immediately following an aggressive line of questioning by Illinois Democratic Sen.

Ford was seated at a table in the packed hearing room flanked by her lawyers, facing a bank of senators.

The contentious Friday morning Judiciary Committee meeting began with Sen.

While Republican senators depicted her testimony as part of a partisan attack orchestrated by Democrats, they - and Kavanaugh - were careful not to attack Ford personally. Leahy asked as Ford took a sip of coffee.

Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in 1982, when the two were in high school.

She is now one of three women to have publicly accused the Judge of sexual assault or misconduct. She said she found Kavanaugh more convincing than she expected, but said confirming him would be a "huge mistake" because "no one will trust the Supreme Court".

In the sworn affidavit, Swetnick claimed she met Kavanaugh in "approximately 1980-1981" and attended several house parties for which Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were also present.

Graham supported Republicans' ultimately successful efforts to block action on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nomination of Judge Merrick Garland.

She alleged that Kavanaugh and others while in high school spiked the drinks of girls at parties with intoxicants to make it easier for them to be gang raped.

Kavanaugh on Wednesday once again rejected the allegations as "last minute smears" that were "false and uncorroborated". Republicans see her as a Democratic swing vote and have been pushing for her to confirm Kavanaugh.

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