Ford says she doesn't want to publicly testify until the Federal Bureau of Investigation adds to Kavanaugh's background check by investigating her allegation.
Thomas' initial hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee began.
"I understand that I have been identified by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as the person she remembers as "PJ" who supposedly was present at the party she described in her statements to the Washington Post", the letter, penned by Smyth's attorney, Eric Bruce, reads.
Only 31 percent of US adults polled said they were in favor of Kavanaugh's appointment.
The GOP chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, said an FBI investigation wouldn't have bearing on Ford's testimony so "there is no reason for further delay". Kavanaugh should stop lying, own up to it and apologize, ' she wrote on Tuesday morning. We are all in some way from that time, at least me, Christine, and I applaud her courage and her dignity.
"A full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions", the letter added. As of now, they're still insisting on hearing Ford's testimony this coming Monday.
September 26, 1991:Three days later, the FBI completed its investigation, and a report was submitted to the White House and the Judiciary Committee, according to Smith's statement.
Republican staffers on the Judiciary panel have interviewed Kavanaugh and sought an interview with Ford.
Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who is one of just a handful of Republicans who have not said whether they plan to support Kavanaugh, proposed calling both Kavanaugh and Ford to testify and allowing their attorneys to question them both as witnesses.
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Ford has said she wants the FBI to investigate her accusation before she would testify.
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"If she shows up, that would be wonderful", Trump said. But he added that Kavanaugh "is such an outstanding man".
Some Republicans pointed to the decades between the alleged attack and now. "If they wanted to be, I would certainly do that", the president said. "She doesn't know how she got there, when it was and so that would logically be something where she would get questions".
September 23, 1991: Biden says in a statement reported in the Times that this is the date on which Hill agreed to allow the FBI to investigate the allegations.
Standing up for a fair hearing should not just come down to women, said Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, told CNN on Wednesday. What about experts who can speak to the effects of this kind of trauma on a victim?
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said the same thing on Tuesday, but with a caveat. "It's the men in this country". Apparently, in 2018 some things have not changed, unfortunately.
"You have stated repeatedly that Dr Ford wants to tell her story".
Early on Tuesday, Cristina King Miranda said on Twitter she heard about the incident shortly after it happened.
Ford, who's now a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University, said she escaped when Judge jumped on top of them and she managed to get free. How and why Ford went from wanting to preserve her anonymity to being willing to publicly talk about the incident isn't a process that should be chalked up simply to politics.
King went on to note that even before the allegations, "I was and still am completely against his nomination". "The American public wants to know about what happened, and they want to know that the Senate takes this seriously".
Judge and Kavanaugh both attended Georgetown Preparatory School, a private all-boys Catholic school in North Bethesda, Maryland.