Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in northern California, told the Post: "I thought he might inadvertently kill me".
Jones said he would bring up the accusation if he gets a chance to meet with Kavanaugh and is otherwise still deliberating on his vote for the Supreme Court choice. "This should happen before the Senate moves forward on this nominee".
Kavanaugh's appointment would tilt the nine-justice panel firmly to the right.
Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill were blindsided by The Post's report, having believed that the woman would probably remain anonymous. The nomination process, he said, had become "an intergalactic freakshow".
Last week, the New York Times cited a "secretive letter shared with senators and federal investigators by the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee" outlining the allegations from an unnamed woman. "Feinstein or anyone raised the specter of new "information" about him", White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec said in a statement. "Nothing. Zero. Nada. Zilch". Waters appeared on MSNBC's "AM Joy" with Joy Reid and said she was not sure what the value of a confidential letter is. The allegations, which Kavanaugh vehemently denies, refer to when he was a student at Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Maryland, in the 1980s.
The White House also weighed in with a statement on Thursday.
United Kingdom repeats assertion that Russian Federation is lying
Britain has said the attack received approval "at a senior level of the Russian state", an accusation Moscow has fiercely denied. Their second trip to Salisbury took nearly four hours on Sunday, and they stayed for about the same length of time.
HIRONO: I started asking these questions about sexual harassment because it's so hard to hold lifetime appointees to the federal bench accountable and because I did not want the Me Too movement to be swept under the rug.
Until now, Kavanaugh has been widely viewed as on a glide path toward confirmation, and it is unclear whether Ford's account will change that.
"It has always been Mrs. Ford's decision whether to come forward publicly".
According to the Post, Ms. Ford is a registered Democrat who had "made small contributions to political organizations". Her work has been widely published in academic journals.
At one point, she said, [Kavanaugh's friend Mike] Judge jumped on top of them, and she tried unsuccessfully to wriggle free. The notes say four boys were involved, a discrepancy Ford says was an error on the therapist's part. Ford said the discrepancy was the therapist's error, as there were four boys at the party, but only two in the room when she was allegedly assaulted.
For several days, Feinstein declined requests for the woman's letter from other Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, the New Yorker reported. 'Now I feel like my civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation'.