Kavanaugh accuser says she is willing to testify before Senate

Durbin calls for delay in Kavanaugh vote

"I thought he might inadvertently kill me", Christine Blasey Ford told The Washington Post in her first interview.

Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono and Connecticut Democratic Sen. She said she just wanted to send her allegation to her member of Congress and sit back.

She says she tried to scream, but Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand. Kavanaugh grinded his body against hers and attempted to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it, she said.

"I think you look to judges to be the arbiters of right and wrong", he said.

"I did not do this back in high school or at any time", he said in a statement provided by the White House.

Republican Senator Bob Corker, who isn't a member of the panel but whose vote is critical to confirmation, also doesn't want the committee to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation until Ford's allegations can be heard, said his spokeswoman, Micah Johnson.

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

Ford said she chose to come forward and tell her story after a bare-bones version of the events became public without her name and consent, prompting a denial from Kavanaugh and throwing his nomination into turmoil. "This should happen before the Senate moves forward on this nominee", said California Senator Dianne Feinstein, who received a letter sent by Ford on July 30. "They locked the door and played loud music precluding any successful attempt to yell for help", Ford wrote in the letter, which was published on Sunday by CNN. Kavanaugh was on top of me while laughing with REDACTED, who periodically jumped onto Kavanaugh. Frankly, that's what I would have expected them to say. Ford named two other teenagers who she said were at the party. "I hope the attacks and shaming of her will stop and this will be treated with the seriousness it deserves".

"She believes that if were not for the severe intoxication of Brett Kavanaugh, she would have been raped", Katz told NBC's "Today". The notes say four boys were involved, a discrepancy Ford says was an error on the therapist's part.

US nominee Kavanaugh's accuser willing to testify: lawyer
Mr Kavanaugh, 53 and a federal appeals judge in Washington , on Sunday repeated an earlier denial of Ms Ford's allegation. Ford is a professor at Palo Alto University and trains graduate students in clinical psychology, according to the Post .

Ford is now 51 and works as a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California.

Ford alleges that the incident occurred when Kavanaugh and an unidentified friend brought her up to a bedroom while they were all at a party.

Kavanaugh has denied all accusations.

Republican Senator Jeff Flake is calling for the nomination process to be delayed in the light of the allegations. Republican Senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska haven't said whether they'll vote to confirm Kavanaugh, nor have a handful of Democrats from states that backed Trump in 2016. Progressives have mounted a furious bid ever since his nomination in July to derail him, but thus far, no Senate Republicans have indicated they will vote against his confirmation. He repeated that denial again on Sunday through the White House. "She is willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth". "The Senate has a constitutional responsibility to scrutinze SCOTUS nominees".

"It raises a lot of questions about Democrats' tactics and motives", said Taylor Foy, the spokesman for Sen.

On Wednesday, The Intercept reported that Feinstein had a letter describing an incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman while they were in high school, and that Feinstein was refusing to share it with her Democratic colleagues.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, of SC, echoed Grassley's concerns and floated the possibility of hearing testimony from Ford in the coming days. Bob Corker of Tennessee, said the vote should be postponed until the committee heard from Ford.

As Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, called for a delay in the vote, two committee Republicans - all 11 on the GOP side are men - Sens.

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