The American Bar Association, which has given Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh its highest rating, called Thursday for a delay in his confirmation proceedings to allow for an FBI investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations made against him.
Earlier, during four hours of emotionally-charged testimony, Blasey Ford, 51, said she was "100 percent" certain Kavanaugh was her assailant and it was "absolutely not" a case of mistaken identify. She cited research indicating that men could seem more influential and competent through shows of anger, and women less so. Dianne Feinstein, reprised their public debate over the process that led to the hearing. "Ford and others is completed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation". But they said Kavanaugh was not the only candidate available.
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said he is still weighing his vote after hearing Ford and Kavanaugh testify. Dean Heller did, and suggesting, like Utah Sen.
Ford alleges that during the summer of 1982, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party.
Others said they believed Kavanaugh had been assaulted, but that it had likely been by someone else and that she had simply mistaken their identity. She told the committee that she wished she could provide more detailed answers to questions, but said said she does not remember as much as she would "like to".
The publication's editorial board took the extraordinary step of calling out Kavanaugh after the day's hearings, while stressing that it did not know who to believe.
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As she spoke, supporters, staffers and at least one senator, Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar , could be seen wiping away tears. Enter Graham, who said that if Democrats truly wanted an FBI investigation, they could have spoken up when Democratic Sen.
"He began running his hands over my body and grinding into me", she said. "I yelled, hoping someone downstairs might hear me, and tried to get away from him, but his weight was heavy", Ford said. "To blow me up and take me down?" "He had a hard time because he was so drunk, and because I was wearing a one-piece bathing suit under my clothes".
Durbin later brought up Ford's testimony, during which she said that she ran into Judge at a local supermarket six to eight weeks after the alleged assault. "Just basic memory functions". Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Sen. Tomorrow, Blasey Ford will testify before a judiciary committee. And in that moment, these two 100 percent realities came to embody a society divided into broader realities so disparate and so incompatible that it feels as if two countries are living in the borders of one. Amy Klobuchar's question about whether he'd ever blacked out after drinking by asking her: "Have you?" The uproarious laughter between the two. Dr. Ford, with what degree of certainty do you believe Brett Kavanaugh assaulted you?
Mitchell's questions steered clear of the details of the alleged assault and focused at times on whether Ford was coordinating with Kavanaugh opponents.
Ford has reportedly described to friends and family that, as a result of the attack, she struggles with being stuck in enclosed spaces.
President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Blasey Ford, wearing glasses and a sober dark blue suit, appeared nervous but poised as she sat at the witness table, consulting occasionally with her lawyer.