In a statement posted to Twitter on Wednesday, McCaskill says the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford - the professor who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when the two were teenagers - are "troubling" and need to be examined.
In an interview with The Washington Post published Sunday, Ford alleged that when she was 15 and Kavanaugh 17 he cornered her in a bedroom at a house party in suburban Washington and groped her as Judge watched. Dianne Feinstein, the committee's top Democrat.
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"And we're not going to cancel any hearing until the last minute". Kavanaugh has been through six similar background checks already in his career.
"Your letter requests that I demand that the FBI conduct an additional investigation into this matter".
Back in 1991, however, the FBI did investigate sexual harassment claims against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.
Democrats say Grassley is rushing the confirmation, and that he's creating Anita Hill vs. Clarence Thomas Redux. "Fairness and respect dictate that she should have time to deal with this".
Mike Davis, the chief counsel for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, tweeted late Wednesday that he had personally interviewed Kavanaugh as part of the committee's review but was "still waiting" for Ford's lawyers to get back to him.
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Much of the pre-fight talk before the rematch centered on the animosity between the two and their harsh words toward each other. Lemieux lands a left hook with two minutes and 44 seconds remaining of the first round and O'Sullivan struggles to stand.
The furious jockeying over Ford's testimony underscores the political potency so close to an election that will decide control of both the House and Senate, not to mention the confirmation of a conservative justice likely to serve on the high court for decades. In it, Katz told committee staff members she would like to set up a call later on Thursday to discuss the conditions under which Ford would be prepared to testify next week.
He added that Kavanaugh was "anxious" to answer the accusations against him, while acknowledging that the testimony would hold up his confirmation. Her lawyers wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee saying Ford wants to cooperate.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump, said today he wants "to hear what she has to say", "feels awful for...the unfair process" Kavanaugh has been subjected to. She was terrified, she said, that she would be in trouble if her parents realized she had been at a party where teenagers were drinking, and she anxious they might figure it out even if she did not tell them.
Now, Miranda tells NPR she was initially "empowered" with her Facebook post but didn't think she would have to defend what she wrote.
Perhaps they hope that the longer they string this out, the more unlikely it will be for the president to restrain his Twitter finger and that he will say something to outrage women voters. But Republicans have not budged from their view that the Federal Bureau of Investigation does not need to intervene, or from their plan to hear testimony from Kavanaugh and Ford on Monday.
He said he has scheduled the hearing on coming Monday. "This strikes us as simply a check-the-box exercise in a rush to confirm Judge Kavanaugh".
Clinton says that makes it hard to "avoid the appearance of insult" against Ford.
However, the Committee's stated plan to move forward with a hearing that has only two witnesses is not a fair or good faith investigation; there are multiple witnesses whose names have appeared publicly and should be included in any proceeding.