Ford alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his Georgetown Preparatory School classmate Mark Judge locked her in a bedroom at a party in 1982.
The New Yorker reported two days later, on September 14, that an unidentified woman had accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a high school party in Bethesda, Maryland, near Washington, in the early 1980s. Almost 60% say that if Ford’s allegations are true, Kavanaugh isn’t fit to sit on the country’s highest court, but a majority of Republicans (54%) say the judge should be confirmed even if the allegations of sexual misconduct are true, according to The Marist poll.
“Do (sic) everyone who is going insane about what I had said I have recanted because I have made a mistake and apologize for such mistake”, tweeted Jeffrey Catalan.
Swetnick is being represented by Attorney Michael Avenatti, the same lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels who alleged to have an affair with President Trump.
Swetnick is being represented by high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti, who called his client “courageous, fearless and honest”. “I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their ‘turn, ‘” Swetnick declared. Blasey Ford confirmed she was the one who sent the confidential letter to Feinstein.
The president insisted the accusations are false and he’s accusing Democrats of playing politics.
The release includes a day-by-day view of the committee’s investigative work over the last two weeks since allegations surfaced targeting Kavanaugh.
In her opening statement, Ford describes the alleged assault in detail, discusses how she struggled with impact of it for years, and explains how she came to the decision to go public with her story.
“They should all be heard in a timely fashion and this notion that we are going to rush through simply Dr. Ford and then immediately have the committee move to a vote that is not a fair process”, Warner said.
During a rare press conference Wednesday, President Trump defended his embattled his Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh from multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. Mr Kavanaugh’s lawyer Beth Wilkinson also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Kavanaugh, in prepared testimony released on Wednesday, repeated his denial of Blasey Ford’s allegation and said “this effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out”. She told The Washington Post that she was upset Trump won in 2016 because Kavanaugh could be a potential Supreme Court pick.
The results of the poll comes on the eve of the high-stakes Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Kavanaugh and Ford on Thursday. Some Republicans, including Trump, have dismissed the allegations as part of a Democratic smear campaign created to derail Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Kavanaugh added he has “never sexually assaulted anyone -not in high school, not in college, not ever”.
Republicans are concerned that, win or lose, the battle over Mr Kavanaugh’s nomination is further animating women already inclined to vote against Mr Trump’s party in November’s elections in which control of the next Congress is at stake.
With Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Trump would shift the court more firmly to the right for a generation, a long-held goal of conservative leaders.