Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination To Get First Vote In Senate Judiciary Committee

The American Bar Association published a letter urging for the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay its vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Ford testified that she ran into Judge at the Potomac Village Safeway supermarket in Maryland six to eight weeks after the alleged attack.

The conservative jurist's Senate confirmation had seemed assured until Ms Ford came forward and then other women emerged with additional allegations of sexual misconduct.

Graham expressed deep seated anger with his Democratic counterparts for their handling of the accusations from Ford and for California Democratic Sen.

Manchin is up for re-election this fall in a state Donald Trump won overwhelmingly and supported Trump's last Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. "She is just as much a victim of this as I think Brett Kavanaugh (is)". Ford met with Eshoo's staff on July 11 and 13, she says, and told them she was afraid to go public with the accusations.

In the hours after the hearing Thursday, one previously undecided Republican came out in support of Kavanaugh. But Christine Blasey Ford's Senate hearing appears to be one of them.

Democratic senators sought to score political points during their five minutes apiece of questioning Ford.

"Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter". He was also caught on tape in 2005 boasting of grabbing women by their genitals and kissing them without permission.

"However, that is going to require facing questions the nation has been reluctant to address, including the prevalence of the problem and the fact that abusers don't always look like stereotypical monsters, she said". Kavanaugh is testifying later Thursday.

Dr. Ford opened with an emotional, tearful recount of the alleged sexual attack by Kavanaugh.

Later, she told Senator Dick Durbin that her certainty was "100%".

"I am terrified", she said, her voice often quavering.

Rachel Mitchell said she also wouldn't have been able to obtain a search warrant, the aide said.

Despite having more Republicans on the committee, the outcome is uncertain because Sen.

The letter, which is unlikely to sway Republicans, said that an appointment to the Supreme court "is simply too important to rush to a vote".

Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by two other women, putting his nomination for the US Supreme Court at risk.

As for Kavanaugh, Cunningham said the nominee "was successful in conveying the emotions of a man who has convinced himself that he has done nothing wrong".

Republicans are pushing to seat Mr Kavanaugh before the November midterms, when Senate control could fall to the Democrats and a replacement Trump nominee could have even greater difficulty. He suggested a rejection of Kavanaugh's nomination based on these allegations would set a bad precedent as well. "They are giving the women a major chance to speak".

The hearing kicks off at 10 AM ET and Ford is first up.

  • Leroy Wright