GOP threatens Monday vote on Kavanaugh unless accuser testifies

GOP threatens Monday vote on Kavanaugh unless accuser testifies

Grassley said he'd consented to several other Ford demands, including that she be provided security and that Kavanaugh not be in the hearing room when she testifies.

Her lawyers say the professor's life has been turned upside down.

Kavanaugh has categorically denied the allegations and said he stands ready to testify whenever called.

The Republican majority on the judiciary committee had been arguing with Ford's lawyers about the details of Ford's appearance before the committee, such as the day of the hearing and how many cameras would be allowed into the chamber.

It was only because he was drunk that he did not rape her, her lawyer said.

Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation hangs in the balance. Ford's lawyers, Debra S. Katz and Lisa Banks, have requested a follow up discussion to negotiate that and other terms regarding her testimony.

Republican lawmakers are trying to win Senate confirmation for Kavanaugh ahead of the court's start of a new term on October 1, or if not by then, ahead of the November 6 nationwide congressional elections, to show Republican voters they have made good on campaign promises to place conservative judges like Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court. I want to hear her.

Yet according to Trump, she would have gone to the authorities immediately had the story been true - despite what experts say is the common reaction of women in sexual assault incidents to keep quiet for years out of fear or shame.

His approval by the Judiciary Committee and the Republican-majority Senate appeared to be an nearly certainty until The Washington Post published its interview with Ford, who is now a California psychology professor. However, it later appeared that she might not when her attorneys squabbled with Grassley's committee over details, such as when she would testify, where she would offer her testimony, who would ask her questions, and in what order she would testify. Many Republicans are concerned about the optics of an all-male GOP panel questioning Ford.

More news: Florence aftermath is a 'nightmare' of swollen rivers, floods and rising deaths
More news: Barclays resolves problems which left customers struggling to log in
More news: Hughes claims Liverpool ‘need’ to win the Premier League title

The lawyers asked in their message to "set up a time for later this afternoon to continue our negotiations".

The committee chairman, GOP Sen.

Dr Ford, a clinical psychology professor, accused Judge Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed at a Maryland party in the early 1980s when she was 15.

He also refused to call additional witnesses.

The allegations come in the shadow of the powerful #Metoo movement against sexual harassment and assault, and echo the 1991 hearings for conservative Clarence Thomas to join the Supreme Court, when his former assistant Anita Hill accused him of repeated sexual harassment.

In a series of tweets that have since been deleted, Whelan said Ford may have confused Kavanaugh for a different classmate, one that he named in the tweets along with the address of the house where he suggested the reported attack had taken place.

Kavanaugh had seemed to gain momentum among Republican senators this week, with growing numbers saying it was approaching time to vote and those who'd voiced concern about Ford's charges stopping short of expressing opposition to Kavanaugh.

According to the report, Ford sent the email about 90 minutes after the Post shared her name with the White House - but before the newspaper posted a story revealing her name on Monday. "We're going to plow right through it and do our job", McConnell said.

Related Articles

  • Tesco launches new budget supermarket to rival Aldi and Lidl

    Tesco launches new budget supermarket to rival Aldi and Lidl

    The brand is being widely hailed as a challenger to Aldi and Lidl , which have eaten into the market share of the supermarkets. And he played down Jack's' financial significance to the group: "It's not a calculation that we're now doing", he said.
    Audi launches electric SUV with help from Amazon

    Audi launches electric SUV with help from Amazon

    Next year, Electrify America's network will include almost 500 fast-charge sites either completed or under development. Audi officials said they do not have official range estimates for the e-tron SUV under U.S. testing procedures.
    Israel says keeps Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia plane

    Israel says keeps Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia plane

    Israel regularly carries out strikes in Syria against the Syrian government, its Lebanese ally Hezbollah and Iranian targets. Russian Federation has said Syria shot the plane down shortly after Israeli jets hit a target in the area.
  • The Timberwolves And Tom Thibodeau Are Battling Over Jimmy Butler

    Taylor has overseen high-profile Minnesota stars getting traded in the past, including Kevin Garnett and Kevin Love . Butler would like to be traded to Knicks, Nets , Clippers or HEAT so he can be the MAN in a big city.
    Pixel 3 XL's Ugly Looking Notch Sports Dual Front Cameras & Secondary Speaker

    Pixel 3 XL's Ugly Looking Notch Sports Dual Front Cameras & Secondary Speaker

    It will have a 3,430mAh battery with wireless charging support and will run stock Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. These show regular bezels on the Pixel 3 and the rumoured deep notch on its bigger brother.

    'Outrage' after China ensnared in America's Russian Federation sanctions

    For all of Russia's seemingly upbeat rhetoric the new measures can hurt the country's struggling economy. A senior administration official said: "The ultimate target of these sanctions is Russian Federation ".
  • S&P 500, Dow hit new highs ahead of index reshuffle

    S&P 500, Dow hit new highs ahead of index reshuffle

    Year to date, the Nasdaq Composite has a gain of 16.71%, the S&P 500 has gained 10.95% and the Dow Jones has a return of 9.60%. Thursday's closed the first record close for the Dow since January, ending a streak of 164 sessions without a new high.
    Disney CEO confirms slowdown of Star Wars output after Solo returns

    Disney CEO confirms slowdown of Star Wars output after Solo returns

    If you felt that Disney releasing Solo: A Star Wars Story just five months after The Last Jedi was a mistake, you're not alone. It was really the latter two that sparked concern of franchise fatigue, given their close proximity on the Disney calendar.
    Amazon aims for music lovers with new lineup of Echo devices

    Amazon aims for music lovers with new lineup of Echo devices

    When you want to play music in that space, simply say " Alexa , play rock music" and it will stream from your preferred speaker. Amazon launched a slate of new Echo devices created to play music or link with speakers that customers already own.
  • Women die in flooded van driven by South Carolina deputies

    Women die in flooded van driven by South Carolina deputies

    It happened in Horry County on Highway 917 Tuesday night as the van was in still water on Pee Dee Island Road near the bridge. High-water rescue teams arrived and were able to rescue the two deputies from the top of the van, according to the statement.
    Russia demands more explanation from Israel on downing Russian plane in Syria

    Russia demands more explanation from Israel on downing Russian plane in Syria

    Ultimately, the real culprit for the downing of the Il-20 is the incompetence and lack of professionalism among the Syrian forces. The IAF stated that Assad's Syrian military regime is fully responsible for the downing of the Russian plane on Tuesday.
    New Nokia 7.1 Plus will have a notch too

    New Nokia 7.1 Plus will have a notch too

    The one with the notch which is Nokia 7.1 Plus as per this tip may have been leaked by well-known leakster Onleak in a tweet. Many fans and tech critics will be eager to see how the photo sample quality will turn out in the Nokia 9 .