"We should not be rushing to judgment with a sham hearing on Monday", Sen. At the time an all-male Senate Judiciary Committee aggressively questioned Hill in televised hearings, cast doubt on her accusations and ultimately confirmed Thomas to the court. Dianne Feinstein of California, had a letter from Ford outlining the alleged attack. "That's been a good thing for all of us, I think".
Matt Barber, co-founder and chief counsel of Christian Civil Rights Watch, says Republicans deserve blame, too, for backtracking on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh over allegations by Christine Blasey Ford of a sexual assault in the 1980s.
"We have to see if people are earnestly telling the truth or there to advance a political agenda".
"There's no question that victims often don't like to talk about this until much later", said Lawrence Kobilinsky, a professor and forensic science specialist at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NY.
Liberal senators sitting on the Senate Judiciary Committee are using this to call for a postponement of the final decision on Kavanaugh's nomination.
"In fact, I have no memory of this alleged incident".
Asked if the allegations being true would be disqualifying, Scott responded, "Well if the allegation is proven to be true, of course".
Kavanaugh spoke with the Judiciary panel's counsel Monday and gave a "clear and consistent" account of what happened 36 years ago, said a person who wasn't authorized to be identified while describing the process. "I would surely hope she'd come Monday". John Cornyn, R-Texas, the Senate Republican whip, told reporters. "I owe her an apology", said Biden, a Democrat.
"She's willing to testify under oath", the senator said. They have asked that the FBI conduct an investigation, a request that Republicans have rebuffed. And it follows days of shouting outside the Supreme Court Building, national media offensives, claims and counter-claims about the future of legal abortion, even fiery cable-television speculation about how the judge might approach questions such as whether President Donald Trump can be sued, or indicted, while in office.
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Just one day after the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, revealed her identity to The Washington Post, Ms. Conway on Monday said she had it straight from President Trump that Professor Ford should be allowed her say - and with dignity. But as a necessary step in evaluating these claims, I'll continue working to set them up. The U.S. president said it was "something we will discuss".
The FBI has not commented on Trump's contention that the agency does not want to get involved.
While of a different nature, Trump views the Kavanaugh situation through the same lens: unfair allegations made to personally hurt him. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) that the committee should delay its vote pending an investigation, Leahy said, "That would make sense".
"I don't think the Federal Bureau of Investigation should be involved because they don't want to be involved", Trump told reporters at the White House.
On Sunday evening, a pair of outgoing Republican senators said outright that the Senate Judiciary Committee should not vote on Kavanaugh's nomination until they talk to his accuser. The committee, chaired by Sen.
The timing of the hearing - scheduled for Monday morning in Washington - is politically perilous for both parties, with the November midterm election less than two months away.
Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas.
"Our staff reached out to Dr. Ford's lawyer with multiple emails yesterday to schedule a similar call and inform her of the upcoming hearing, where she will have the opportunity to share her story with the Committee".
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