GRASSLEY SPEAKS: Senate Judiciary Chairman Releases Kavanaugh Statement

Geraldine Edwards
September 18, 2018

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"No one in their right mind regardless of their motives would want to inject themselves into this process and face the kind of violation that she will be subjected to by those who want this nominee to go though".

The other male accused in Ford's allegation told the New Yorker, "I have no recollection of that". The teenage friend who allegedly broke up the encounter, Mark Judge, also denied the accusation, telling the Weekly Standard that it was "absolutely nuts". "And Brett Kavanaugh got on top of her on the bed, pushed her down on the bed on her back, began groping at her, trying to take off her clothes".

Kavanaugh has flatly denied the allegation, saying he did not do this "at any time".

Cramer, a Trump backer, announced his support of Kavanaugh the night Trump nominated the federal appeals court judge to serve on the country's highest court.

The White House did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Deborah Katz, who represents Christine Blasey Ford, says her client considers Kavanaugh's actions "attempted rape".

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"To railroad a vote now would be an insult to the women of America and the integrity of the Supreme Court", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

"Kavanaugh was on top of me while laughing with (another teen, name redacted), who periodically jumped onto Kavanaugh. With Kavanaugh's hand over my mouth I feared he may inadvertently kill me".

Mr Flake is one of 11 Republicans on the committee, whose 10 Democrats all oppose Mr Kavanaugh.

She went public with her allegations on Sunday, identifying herself to The Washington Post. "And if there is real substance to this, it demands a response", she said.

Grassley's office said Sunday that the committee is working to set up a time for a staff call with Ford. Notes from a later individual therapy session describe a rape attempt when Ford was in her teens.

Jim Gensheimer, a friend of Ford's, told the San Jose Mercury News that Ford has been "trying to forget about this all of her life, basically" and that she has told him that she is afraid to sleep in bedrooms that do not have a second way out.

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is a professor at Palo Alto University in California and teaches in consortium with Stanford University.

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Stalling tactic or not, Senators Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) and Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) have both called for the vote to be postponed until the allegations are investigated fully.

"I never saw Brett act that way", Judge said. A senior official said Kavanaugh did not meet with Trump, who himself faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct that emerged during the 2016 presidential election.

On Friday, 65 women came forward to defend Kavanaugh's character in a letter sent to the Judiciary Committee.

'We have heard from nobody, ' Katz told CNN's 'New Day'.

Feinstein issued a statement on Sunday afternoon in support of Ford and calling for the FBI to investigate the matter before the Senate advances Kavanaugh's nomination. "I mean, I don't know her". "This should happen before the Senate moves forward on this nominee", Feinstein said in a statement released Sunday.

McCaskill's GOP opponent, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, said in a statement late Monday that he was concerned that "Feinstein and the Democrats waited until the last hour to bring this 30-year old allegation to light".

Grassley said the standard procedure would be to conduct follow-up telephone calls with Kavanaugh and Ford, and that he meant to work with the senior Democrat on the committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein, to schedule the calls but that Democrats have refused to cooperate. Susan Collins of ME and Democratic Sen.

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