Mark Judge, the man professor Christine Blasey Ford says was in the room when Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her in high school, released a statement through his lawyer Tuesday afternoon, saying that he would not testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday on "Special Report" that Democrats had "every chance" to put forward allegations of assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh "the right way".
The decision to have Thomas and Hill testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as Kavanaugh and his accuser will do next Monday, had far-reaching implications for American politics and society's efforts to grapple with sexual harassment in the workplace.
Democrats have said they wanted more time for the FBI to investigate - and more witnesses besides Kavanaugh and Ford, hoping to avoid what would turn into merely a "he-said-she-said" moment. Democrats faced criticism for being timid in her defense. Ford said one night during a party that summer, an intoxicated 17-year-old Kavanaugh pinned her down, began groping at her clothes and held her mouth to prevent her from screaming. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation, calling it "completely false". "But she's been asking for the opportunity to be heard and she is going to be given the opportunity to be heard Monday", he said. "We knew Brett well through social events, sports, church, and various other activities", the letter reads. Mike Lee of Utah both sit, was slated to vote Thursday on Kavanaugh's appointment to fill retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat, but the vote is off while the parties figure out their way forward after Ford's accusation.
Speaking at a joint news conference with Polish President Andrzej Sebastian Duda, Trump said Tuesday he feels "so badly" that Kavanaugh is going through the ordeal of the accusations. So far, there are no contemporaneous witnesses to bolster the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford against Kavanaugh.
The legal team's letter says that Prof Ford's family has been forced to move out of their home, her email has been hacked and she has been impersonated online. She also said "the Democrats couldn't win with this one" no matter when this allegation came out.
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"She is a person of integrity", Leahy said of Feinstein. The book describes being an alcoholic in high school and even features a cameo by someone he calls "Bart O'Kavanaugh" who puked in someone's vehicle and passed out on his way back from a party.
Both Corker and Flake are retiring at the end of this term and have been two of the most critical voices of President Donald Trump and his administration.
You - I actually think the differences are stronger, but another similarity would be that both women that have taken polygraph tests.
Then-University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington in 1991.
The majority leader has made it his mission to get conservatives on the court and has been working diligently to place Kavanaugh on the bench before the Supreme Court session starts October 1. But she ultimately decided not to come forward with her allegation.
There are no Republican women on the Senate Judiciary Committee but they're still in the spotlight because of the nature of the allegations.