Republican leaders indicated they were still determined to have the committee vote on recommending Kavanaugh on Friday – after a dramatic Thursday hearing at which both Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, California college professor Christine Blasey Ford, are to testify.
Julie Swetnick’s claims related to 10 house parties she attended in the Washington DC are between 1981 and 1983, when Mr Kavanaugh would have been a teenager. She claims that at a high school party, Kavanaugh pinned her down, groped her and attempted to take off her clothes before she broke free.
Swetnick did not identify who allegedly raped her.
She added that they “engaged in highly inappropriate conduct, including being overly aggressive with girls and not taking “no” for an answer”. He also claims to have been a virgin in high school. Ford’s name is not mentioned.
Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied ever sexually assaulting anyone.
The letter was addressed to committee chairman Sen.
Soon-to-be GOP Talking Points: Swetnick is not specific about what Kavanaugh actually did to her.
“This morning Michael Avenatti provided a declaration to the Judiciary Committee”.
Lawyers tell a story about the guy who was arguing an appeal and getting skeptical questions from a judge.
Grassley, an Iowa Republican, told reporters that while they are investigating the new allegation, there will not be a delay of the pre-scheduled hearing, saying “tomorrow is very important”. “I want to see”, the president said.
“He can’t believe this is happening”. She describes the pair as “joined at the hip” and says she “consistently saw them together in many social settings”.
“She thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not”.
“Under no circumstances should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed absent a full and complete investigation”, he said. John Cornyn, R-Texas, in an interview Tuesday afternoon with the Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto.
A vote on confirmation in the full Senate could happen as early as October 2, according to senior Senate Republicans. As of the afternoon on September 26, the committee had a vote scheduled to recommend Kavanaugh for confirmation by the full Senate.
Rasor is also willing to speak to the hearing, if Republicans don’t call for a reopened Federal Bureau of Investigation background check, her lawyer’s letter says. Details of the accusation were leaked over the following weekend to the Washington Post. She also did not specifically accuse Kavanaugh or Judge of raping her, or physically assaulting her in any way, in her declaration. Kavanaugh has categorically denied the allegations against him. ‘I don’t know who this is and this never happened, ‘ he said.
“Jake, I disagree completely with what you just said”.
“I know my lifelong record and I’m not going to let false accusations drive me out of this process”.