'I believed he was going to rape me,' Ford tells Senate panel

April FrancisSep 28, 2018

Kavanaugh has denied any sexual misconduct then or in college at Yale, though more women alleging sexual misconduct have come forward.

Ford also said that no one helped her write the letter she sent privately to Sen.

"I am here today not because I want to be". They have been seared into my memory and have haunted me episodically as an adult. I am terrified. I am here because I believe it is my civic duty. Chuck Grassley, the top Republican on the committee. Both Kavanaugh and Ford attended high school in Montgomery County, although they attended private schools.

"What they have endured ought to be considered by all of us as unacceptable and a poor reflection on the state of civility in our democracy", Grassley said. "But I have never done that to her or to anyone", his written testimony said.

Justice Kavanaugh, who will testify after Prof. Democrats have demanded the nomination process be suspended until a full investigation into the women's claims has been carried out.

Trump and some other Republicans described the allegations as part of a last-minute "smear" campaign, though the president indicated that he will be paying close attention to the hearing. But after more allegations have emerged, some GOP senators have allowed that much is riding on his performance.

"I want to watch, I want to see", he said at a news conference Wednesday in NY.

The White House and some Senate Republicans have urged Kavanaugh to drop his calm, lawyerly demeanor, on display in the confirmation hearing and a Fox News interview this week, and flash some anger at the allegations he faces.

His teetering grasp on winning confirmation was evident when Sen.

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Republican Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee are also on the fence. But he made clear that he was deeply skeptical of these types of accusations.

On the topic of why she has chosen to come forward, she will say in her statement, which can be read here. "My responsibility is to tell the truth".

Republicans are pushing to seat Kavanaugh before the November midterms, when Senate control could fall to the Democrats and a replacement Trump nominee could have even greater difficulty. The subject of allegations also deserves to be heard.

Ramirez's lawyer, John Clune, said in television interviews on NBC and CBS on Wednesday that she has not been invited to speak to senators. Mitchell will join in and ask questions of Kavanaugh as well. Democratic senators are set to ask their own questions. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., outlining her sexual assault allegations.

Ford went public with her allegations against Kavanaugh on September 16, after Sen.

In his prepared testimony, Mr Kavanaugh again "unequivocally and categorically" denied her allegation, as well as "other false and uncorroborated accusations" by his other accusers. The complaint continues, "There were at least four witnesses including my daughter".

At a gathering in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, in the summer of 1982, when Prof. "That's not right", Ford said.

Nothing on the calendar appears to refer to her.

And on Wednesday, Julie Swetnick said in a signed declaration that a teenage Kavanaugh was among a group that spiked drinks at high school parties in the 1980s to make it easier to rape girls. One need only review the tapes of the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearing to understand how that can go awry.

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